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Libertarian Opens Campaign For U. S. Senate

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 29, 2015 –  Veteran political consultant Roger Stone’s Libertarian campaign for U. S. Senate is slowly getting underway. Stone opened an exploratory committee (below) in Hallandale Beach earlier this month. Stone was a well-known Republican operative and political trickster since the Watergate era. He also had a key role in the 2012 campaign of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In recent years, Stone decided the GOP was on the wrong path and became a […]

by · June 29, 2015 · BrowardBeat.com, News, Politics
“Mystery Man” Running For Broward Sheriff: I’m Only True Democrat

“Mystery Man” Running For Broward Sheriff: I’m Only True Democrat

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com,June 24, 2015 – In his first message to voters, Edison Jules, the “Mystery Man” running against Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, claims to be the only “true Democrat” in the race. Follwing a month of stories revealing his controversial law enforcement career in Ohio, Jules launched a website and Facebook page promoting his controversial bid for the 2016 Democrat nomination for Broward Sheriff. Jules highlights his Haitian heritage, political skills and police work as reasons Broward voters should support […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, election, News, Politics
‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

By Mitch Perry, SaintPetersBlog.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com – June 18,2015 – While advocates for the U.S. liberalizing relations with Cuba have hailed President Obama‘s overture to the Castro-led government, they say there is still much more to be done, such as liberalizing travel restrictions that still exist. Today Engage Cuba, a group created to push for the end of the 53-year trade embargo, has a new ad that will begin airing on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC. “Since December, we’ve heard from Americans around the country who can’t believe […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Events, Featured, Government, News, Politics, Videos
Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – In another stunning example of partisan behavior, Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Brenda Snipes headlined a Democrat panel for political candidates at a conference organized by her office’s attorney. Snipes was the part of the “Running for Office and Promoting Issue-Based Campaigns” session at the 2014 South Florida Women Of Color Empowerment Conference in Fort Lauderdale. As REDBROWARD reported last week, the group is the brainchild of Burnadette Norris Weeks, Snipes’ “right-hand” private contract […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Broward County, Featured, News, Politics
An illustration of saltwater intrusion. (Courtesy: floridaswater.com)

South Florida winning war against saltwater intrusion, but it’s not cheap

By Ann Henson Feltgen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – Saltwater intrusion leading to contaminated drinking water wells has long been feared in South Florida. But, billions spent on measures to protect our water supply — mostly paid for by utilities and their customers — have paid off so far. The invisible underground barrier separating salt and fresh water is holding saltwater back to the 1995 boundary or even farther east, scientists say. “This is a success,” said U.S. […]

Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Nearly one month after it was due, Florida House District 95 candidate Roxanne Y. Valies finally filed her April 2015 campaign financial report. Last month, REDBROWARD reported on the May 12th “Fail To File” letter from the Florida Division of Elections ordering her to explain why her report was not filed. Valies would be fined $50 a day for the first three days the report is late. If the report is not filed after three […]

Tilted Kilt Invitation

Candidate Cancels Fundraiser At “Breastaurant”

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 15, 2015 – This can be chalked up to the “What Was She Thinking” category. Judicial candidate Lea Krauss has cancelled plans to hold her campaign kickoff at a Fort Lauderdale “breastaurant” that features scantly clad, flirty waitresses. The invitation for the kickoff disappeared from Krauss’ Facebook page shortly after Browardbeat.com e-mailed her with a question about the fundraiser. The event at the Tilted Kilt was replaced with one at a Fort Lauderdale […]

Mystery Broward Sheriff Candidate Gives Campaign $500 Cash

Mystery Broward Sheriff Candidate Gives Campaign $500 Cash

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 13, 2015 – Florida election law prohibits candidates from accepting cash contributions over fifty dollars. Section 106.09(1)(a) states, “A person may not make an aggregate cash contribution…to the same candidate or committee in excess of $50 per election.” According to the law, anyone who accepts more than $50 in cash, “commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.” Accepting more than $5000 is a felony. According to his latest campaign financial report filed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections […]

Chief Donald DiPetrillo

School Board Accused Of Ignoring Fire Safety

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 12, 2015 – When the Broward County School Board wanted voters to approve $800 million in new bonds, they said, “Protecting Children’s safety should be a top priority.” Those exact words were on campaign literature and on their lips…repeatedly… as they promised some of the bond money would go towards improving safety in schools. Now it is six months since voters approved the bonds and School Board members clearly have changed their tune. […]

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 11, 2015 – Inspired by the ethics controversy sweeping the Broward Elections Office, Sunrise officials are ready to ban campaign contributions from three key officials to any Sunrise election. Mayor Mike Ryan suggested the new prohibition. The ban would forbid the City Clerk, City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney from donating to any Sunrise municipal candidate. The mayor publicly clashed with Elections Office attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks after he suggested Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes […]

Doral College executives, State Sen. Anitere Flores, left and Rep. Manny Diaz Jr.

Connections, conflicts and $600K in deal criticized by Miami-Dade schools auditor

By Francisco Alvarado, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 11, 2015 – Since 2013, a non-accredited college employing two Miami-Dade state legislators as its top executives has collected $600,000 in state charter school funds for offering high school students virtually worthless two-year degrees. The arrangement has drawn criticism from Miami-Dade Public Schools Chief Auditor Jose Montes de Oca, who questioned charter school spending for Doral College’s dual enrollment program, according to a report presented to members of the school board’s audit committee […]

Florida Department of Health failing to respond to credible reports of cancer clusters

Florida Department of Health failing to respond to credible reports of cancer clusters

By SaintPetersBlog, Guest Author, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 10, 2015 – This is a story about pediatric cancer clusters in Florida. It begins in Durham, N.C., at Duke University, where Dr. David Banks is a professor in the Department of Statistical Science. In 2013 Dr. Banks was the new editor of Statistics and Public Policy, a journal of the American Statistical Association. In early February, Banks gave a speech to the Florida Chapter of the ASA at the University of West […]