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Florida: Two Poll Watchers Fired at Broward County Voting Station

As election-day voting began to ramp up in the crucial swing state of Florida, two precinct clerks at Herb Skolknick Community Center in Broward County’s Pompano Beach were fired over a reported altercation. Police were called after there were reports of voter intimidation by two poll watchers, one Republican and one Democrat. The situation escalated to

Bibles not Allowed, Trashy Clothing Welcome: A Glimpse of Public Schools Today

John Bennett  The culture of downward aspirations just won a small victory in its ongoing battle with decency and professionalism. In Broward County, Florida, the School Board has decided not to enact a parental dress code. Board member Rosalind Osgood attracted national attention when she suggested that parents should abide by a school dress code

Another Teacher Tells Student He Can’t Read the Bible in the Classroom

 A Florida school teacher humiliated a 12-year-old boy in front of an entire class after she caught him reading the Bible during free reading time. The teacher, at Park Lakes Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, ordered Giovanni Rubeo to pick up the telephone on her desk and call his parents. As the other students watched,

Property-Tax Collections Rising at Fastest Pace Since U.S. Crash

 Property-tax collections are rising at the fastest pace since the U.S. housing market crash sent government revenue plunging, helping end an era of local budget cuts. In cities including San Jose, California, Nashville, Tennessee, Houston and Washington, revenue from real-estate levies has set records, or is poised to. Local governments are using the money to