Kratom, an herb found in Southeast Asia and banned in Thailand, Australia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and recently Indiana and Tennessee, is often used in a drink called kava here in Florida -- where it is not banned. Not yet, anyway. But now, Palm Beach County is considering banning kratom. This is becau ... More >>
A chorus of citizens in red greeted the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday. The Tea Party, some 80 strong, had come to warn the commissioners against Seven50, a regional planning initiative. See also: - Florida Tea Partiers: Urban Planners Are Using Mind Control, Tyranny in Sustainable Developm ... More >>
The governing body of the Research Park at FAU will refer the matter of its board member Roxanna Trinka's anti-Muslim and anti-gay Facebook posts to the Palm Beach County Commission, which appointed her to the board. See also: - Facebook Page Reveals FAU Adviser Fears Muslim Law, Gay Rights - FAU R ... More >>
Trying to find out what's going on in the Town of Jupiter's quest to purchase land owned by Development Board of Palm Beach County CEO Kelly Smallridge's husband, Mark Smallridge, is like playing Whac-A-Mole: Nail down the answer to one question and another pops up to take its place. See Also:- ... More >>
It's over -- the election, that is -- and we're already back to business as usual in Palm Beach County: favorable official treatment of questionable businesses, hypocritical maneuvering by powerful lawyers, and rampant dissembling by deep-pocketed merchants of crap.What's that you say? Election Day ... More >>
Palm Beach County's first murder of 2012 broke Belle Glade's heart. Jimmy McMillan, 49, was gunned down in the grocery store his family had owned for seven decades. He was a generous man and champion fisherman, known for giving away food and letting longtime customers buy on credit. His death mad ... More >>
Here's the new number of jobs Gov. Rick Scott actually brought to Florida during his "trade mission" to Canada last week: zero.That's right, not a single one.Over two statements from Canada last week, the governor announced that 210 new jobs were coming to Florida from our neighbors to the north ... More >>
Rick Scott, out doing Canada stuffFor Gov. Rick Scott's charade of the day, he's championing the move of a Canadian company's U.S. headquarters to Boca Raton -- a move that was nearly cemented before the governor even took office.While the foundation for the deal was set before Scott became gover ... More >>
Flickr user: U.S. ArmyKBR has a horrific track record in Iraq.Despite protests by union workers, environmentalists, and competitors, the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday handed one of its largest public works contracts to a company owned by controversial war contractor KBR.Acting as the Sol ... More >>
Hours before flying back to Haiti to begin a marathon final month of his campaign, Haitian presidential hopeful Charles-Henri Baker sat in an unmarked studio at the back of a Boca Raton office park, getting makeup dabbed on his face, reading lines from a TelePrompter in Creole. He was recording tele ... More >>
Photo: City of Pompano BeachDennis BeachDennis Beach, city manager of Pompano Beach, wants to put prospective volunteers through a more rigorous training course before allowing them to volunteer on city committees. He hopes that it will help to prevent arrests like the one that occurred Monday, w ... More >>
Let's look at the news on this Wednesday morningA terrifying number of references to "unidentified co-conspirators" in the information filed yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's office against Scott Rothstein. There's little question that he and his friends in the political, banking and legal communi ... More >>
Tuesday is shaping up to be a big news day in Broward County.Scott Rothstein is finally going to be charged for his roughly $1 billion Ponzi scheme. But no, we still don't know the juiciest details. [Miami Herald]The trial for Teah Wimberly, the 16-year-old girl who killed a teenaged friend at Di ... More >>
Any Dems want to run against Steven Abrams?After watching three Republicans on the Palm Beach County Commission head to prison on corruption charges, one might imagine local Democratic operatives corking champagne bottles in anticipation of next year's battle to fill the seat held by Republican C ... More >>
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