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Palm Beach County: Strong Schools, Strong Community

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

The Palm Beach County school district is known for educational excellence -- a reputation that didn't happen by chance!

Docs v. Glocks Case Fires Up in Florida: ACLU Files Brief on First Amendment Speech Rights

Clay Calvert | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Florida physicians are caught in the National Rifle Association's crosshairs of censorship. That's the gist of the ACLU Foundation of Florida's argument in a brief filed this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Wollschlaeger vs. Governor of Florida.

Woman In Lingerie Accused Of Trying To Run Over Cop

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

Florida police say a woman wearing only lingerie tried to run over an officer who woke her while she slept in her car. No one was injured, but acco...

Woman Accused Of Killing 2-Year-Old Allegedly Cited Church Sermon

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

A Florida woman, accused of killing her former domestic partner's child before allegedly attempting to take her own life, left a note citing a church ...

Getting It Right About Exit Polling

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I stand alone in proclaiming that exit polls got it exactly right in the 2000 Presidential Race. They reported just what they heard from the Palm Beach County voters -- that the voters had been foxed by the ballot either intentionally or unintentionally never entered their minds.

Standardized Testing With a Spoonful of Sugar

Lee Kolbert | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Lee Kolbert

There are incentives such as snacks, 'magic' candy bars, parties, colored pencils, rubber bracelets and other items with the purpose of tricking, er... I mean motivating, students to study and feel confident (and basically, not throw up).

Naked Man Dies After Attacking Strangers

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Crime

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida say deputies shot a naked man after he attacked a retired police officer and bit another man ...

Palm Beach Approves HUGE Break For LGBT Employees

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 11.11.2013 | Miami

Gay and lesbian Palm Beach County government employees should no longer face a tax penalty on health insurance for their unmarried partners, the Count...

AWESOME: Kids' Playdates Transformed To Include Giving Back

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

A Boca Raton, Fla., philanthropist is showing parents that it is never too early to teach kids how to be charitable. Mark Wasserman's initiative, H...

Why It Took 7 Cops And A Dog To Apprehend This 'Party Mom'

Sun Sentinel | ADAM SACASA | Posted 09.05.2013 | Miami

Police trying to bust up an underage drinking party say they got more than they bargained for when they ran into an intoxicated mom, rowdy teens and a...

South Florida's Child Hunger Rate Is Horrifying

Posted 07.19.2013 | Miami

South Florida may be filled with massive waterfront mansions, flashy nightclubs, and luxury shopping, but nearly a million residents are struggling to...

Superfriends!

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 08.06.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE The mayors of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are each extending a hand beyond their borders to cooperate on initiatives t...

Political Ethics: Arrested Political Development -- and Forgiveness -- in Delray Beach

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

In a world characterized by an unforgiving 24/7 news cycle and relentless and political pundits and bloggers, politicians more than ever are subjected to extraordinarily high standards of behavior and severe rebuke for immoral behavior. Take the upcoming in Delray Beach.

Swing-State County With Bad Voting Rep Still Can't Get It Together

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

A Florida county that was the focus of national attention for ballot-counting issues in 2000 is back under the spotlight with electoral problems this ...

GOP Group Accused Of Altering Dems' Voter Registration

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists in Riverside County, Calif., claim that a Republican voter outreach project may be illegally registering Democrats ...

A Dozen Years After 2000 Disgrace, Florida County Struggles With Election Issues

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen years after the notorious 2000 electoral debacle in Florida, Palm Beach County continues to struggle with election troubl...

When Workers Are Not Paid, We All Lose

Urbano Santos | Posted 12.22.2012 | Miami
Urbano Santos

Broward Commissioners have the opportunity to ensure a healthy and fair economic recovery in our county by approving the Wage Recovery Ordinance, which will help workers reclaim their wages and will protect honest business owners.

Orioles Hall Of Famer Auctions Trophies For Autism Charity

AP | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

BALTIMORE -- Jim Palmer said he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three...

It's Never OK To Throw Your Poop At Someone

Posted 12.21.2011 | Miami

You know society's in trouble when a man beating his girlfriend isn't enough to make news. No, it's only when such domestic violence is accompanied by...

Watch: Copper Thieves Leave Florida Highway In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime

One Florida highway needs the light of the law shone onto it - after thieves have rendered the street lights inoperable by stealing the copper wiring ...

David Lohr

Another Stinking Crime: Florida Police Trying To Sniff Out Deodorant Thieves

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Police in Florida are trying to find two sticky-fingered shoplifters who swiped 75 sticks of deodorant from a grocery store. Surveillance video t...

David Lohr

Grandmother Allegedly Gave 8-Year-Old’s Teacher Loaded Gun As End-Of-Year Present

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The iconic apple for the teacher might be a tad outdated. But it would have been a nicer end-of-the-year gift than the gift one South Florida teacher ...

Magnet Education Attracts Unwelcome Clash With No Child Left Behind

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - Magnet education has been a huge success in the School District of Palm Beach County (FLA). So why does their Superintendent, Art Johnson, c...

Mark Foley: Disgraced Former GOP Congressman Makes Radio Debut

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley began his new career on a Florida political talk radio, three years after a lurid scandal ru...

Arthur Delaney

One Home Saved As Hundreds Revolt Against Foreclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Additional reporting by Jerry Waxman Avery Salkey bought her brand new four-bedroom home in Palm Beach County for $234,550 in 2003. After making a ...