‘Half-baked’ sales tax proposal axed – for now

The Palm Beach County Commission on Tuesday voted 4-3 to postpone for one year aballot proposalto increase the sales tax by half of a percentage point. The […]

Despite economy, candidates still hauling in cash

The lagging economy didn’t hinder Palm Beach County candidates from hauling in just over $1.1 million in campaign funds for the first quarter of this year. While […]

Clewiston sugar factory sets world milling record

U.S. Sugar Corp. reports it has completed its 81st annual sugarcane harvest operations Sunday morning, and its Clewiston sugar factory completed grinding Sunday night. The sugar will […]

Palm Beach County gets kid-friendly with alcohol warning signs, Boca skate park

Palm Beach County commissioners struck out in favor of the county’s youth on Tuesday,requiringwarning signs against selling alcohol to minors andpaving the wayfor a new skate park […]

‘No silver bullet’ to fix problems in the Glades

After a detailedpresentationby county staff on the state of the Glades, Palm Beach County commissioners agreed to move forward with an action plan to bring jobs to […]

Palm Beach County Commission votes to fund inspector general’s budget shortfall

Facing an angry electorate packing its chambers, the Palm Beach County Commission voted on Tuesday to fund the inspector general’sbudget shortfallof $400,000. Commissioner Karen Marcus opposed the […]

Century Village fights city hall, decision made on wedge property

Commission chambers overflowed onto three other floors at Thursday’s zoning meeting, when busloads of people came to weigh in on a proposed development next to West Palm […]

West Palm Beach approves restrictions to alcohol sales

The West Palm Beach City Commission on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance requiring“extended hours permits”for Clematis Street bars and restaurants serving alcohol late into the night. Commissioner […]

Palm Beach County candidates haul in $2.5 million

The county’s biggest fundraisers in the last quarter hold seats in the Florida Senate, with top honors going to Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, who brought in […]

West Palm Beach firefighters get 5 percent raise, despite tough economy

At a time when cities and counties are loing for ways to tighten their belts, West Palm Beach city commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a 5 percent […]

Two of three West Palm Beach city commissioners draw challengers

The field is set for the March 13 West Palm Beach City Commission races, with Commissioners Bill Moss and Sylvia Moffett drawing challengers when qualifying ended on […]

Palm Beach County Commission approves slots on ballot, splits Peanut Island

In a move to compete with Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the Palm Beach County Commission voted on Tuesday to put theslots issue before voters. Commissioners approved the […]