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 >>
Caught between developers on one hand and environmental preservationists on the other, Palm Beach County Commissioners Tuesday postponed any decision on opening the county's Agricultural Reserve to greater commercial development. See also: - Developers Trying to Build in Everglades Agricultural Re ... More >>
Business interests pushing for looser restrictions on commercial development within Palm Beach County's Agricultural Reserve -- 21,000 acres of specially protected, environmentally sensitive land -- have lead the County Commission to reconsider zoning in the area, causing alarm among members of the ... More >>
That didn't take long. Within days of being handed a political hot potato -- the task of investigating antigay, anti-Muslim Facebook posts made by Roxanna Trinka, a director of the Research Park at FAU -- Palm Beach County Mayor Steven Abrams bungled it, solidifying the county's reputation for offi ... More >>
The people united will often be defeated, sad to say. But labor union members yesterday took some measure of satisfaction from Palm Beach County commissioners' response to workers' complaints about unfair treatment by Kellogg Brown and Root, the many-tentacled global corporate octopus formerly helme ... More >>
Pretty goddamned embarrassing when Palm Beach County's premier performing arts showcase chooses to break the law with impunity rather than do right by its employees. But for 12 years now Palm Beach's Kravis Center has engaged in an illegal campaign of union busting that's simmered like a b ... More >>
Your daily look at the headlines in South Florida:A contractor working in Haiti was mistaken in reporting that three of the twelve Lynn University students who were there on a charitable mission had been found. So the number of missing students is back up to four, along with two members of the un ... 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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