Proposed tax plan would force South Florida school districts to share millions with charters

Last year, South Florida voters supported paying more in property taxes to put hundreds of millions of dollars toward school safety upgrades and teacher raises in public schools. The windfall will help school districts meet new student safety mandates enacted after the Parkland massacre, but it also provoked the ire of charter school operators who said they were unfairly shut out. A tax package approved by a Florida House committee Thursday seeks to settle the dispute by requiring school... Read More

The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News

In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity’s moral authority over emergent technology like artificial intelligence. As artificial intelligence (AI) makes its way into social media and smart devices, markets and health care systems, military and public policy, evangelicals are raising big questions about its revolutionary potential. With a landmark statement on AI—the most prominent consideration of the issue among American evangelicals—these leaders are... Read More

Deerfield Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson resigns amid scrutiny

Deerfield Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson, who has led the city for nearly a decade, resigned Tuesday night. Although the resignation is effective June 1, he will be on administrative leave until then, a city spokeswoman said. His pay was $184,998. Mayor Bill Ganz said he wanted Hanson to step down, concerned that the manager was giving him information that was “incomplete, misleading or downright not accurate.” The manager is the chief executive officer, in charge of running the... Read More

Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) Jazz Ensemble and Special Guest, American Jazz Trumpeter Jon Faddis

Thursday, April 11, 2019he nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble performs live with the legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis. The joint performance will feature Big Band music and a dessert buffet during intermission. ... Read More

Old Winn-Dixie site to be torn down to build hundreds of apartments

An aging shopping center in Sunrise will be torn down to build a handful of apartment buildings. Pine Plaza Shopping Center, at the southwest corner of North Pine Island Road and Northwest 41st Street, was built in 1987. Anchored by a former Winn-Dixie, almost half of the plaza will be demolished this summer to build Vista Verde at Sunrise, a 288-unit rental apartment project being developed by Rilea Group. The city of Sunrise is getting ready for a makeover of its eastern side,... Read More

Attacker hit manager with bottle over cost of cigarettes, cops say

He wanted a pack of smokes so badly that he hit a convenience store manager in the head with a bottle, and now Miramar police say they are looking for the disgruntled customer. Police Thursday released security surveillance images from the incident in the hopes of turning up leads in the case. The customer walked into the Kwik Stop food store at 2701 S.W. 64th Ave. just before 9 p.m. March 29. He wanted to buy a $7 pack of cigarettes but only had $3, according to the police report. He got... Read More