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  • Kathy Foster best choice for County Commission

    Palm Beach County's next District 6 commissioner will need less of term-limited Jess Santamaria's arrogance, but all of his independence. With that in mind, the Sun Sentinel endorses Kathy Foster in the Aug. 26 primary. District 6 includes Wellington,...
  • State's poet laureate must have both guns blazing

    It goes without saying that Florida's legislators are shameless partisans unable to work in a bipartisan fashion. But one piece of legislation that passed during the last session proves that they can work together. Hands reached across the aisle to...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us

    Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us
    Ten years ago today none of us had any idea what was about to happen. We woke up in our air-conditioned homes on that 90-degree Thursday, turned on the lights and brewed coffee. We took warm showers and plugged in electric razors and blow dryers. We...
  • Open primary would unlock voting for all Floridians

    I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, so I get no say in several key races in Florida's primary election scheduled for next week.  The state's closed primary system disenfranchises 2.7 million registered Florida voters who choose not to be affiliated...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm

    July's unemployment rises to 5.7 percent in Broward, 6.6 percent in Palm
    Broward's unemployment rose in July to 5.7 percent from 5.2 percent in June while Palm Beach County's climbed to 6.6 percent from 6.1 percent in June, the state said Friday. This is the second month in a row that the rates have risen in Broward; Palm...
  • The Clue in the Crumbling Album: Historian uncovers stories behind 100-year-old photographs

    The Clue in the Crumbling Album: Historian uncovers stories behind 100-year-old photographs
    The old photo album showed up at Janet DeVries' doorstep tattered and falling apart, both of its covers missing. But in its pages were priceless pictures of a South Florida lost to time — a place of pristine shores and beaches empty of anything...
  • Ranking the players: Route to success guides receivers in 2014

    Speed, strength and agility are some of Sam Bruce's strongest attributes. Being a man of mystery is not. The St. Thomas Aquinas junior receiver, a day after committing to the University of Miami, walked around the weight room with his half-orange, half-...
  • Palm, Broward lead state in retail spending

    It's no secret that consumers in Palm Beach and Broward counties like to shop, but a new report shows the two areas lead the state in retail spending. "There's momentum in the economy," said J. Antonio Villamil, whose firm The Washington Economics...
  • Uber ride-share launch stirs controversy

    UberX, the controversial ride-share service, has launched in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The company previously launched in Miami where officials ticketed drivers and impounded vehicles associated with the app. Miami-Dade County requires that...
  • Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time

    Palm Beach County buses get green lights in order to run on time
    People who rely on public transportation to get to work and school need buses that run on time. To make sure that happens, Palm Beach County will soon try out a system that keeps traffic signals green for buses long enough for them to get through an...