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2020 VISION: Key local/state races to keep an eye on

While Florida and the rest of the nation ponder the start of the 2020 presidential primary races, it

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Clerk of Court Ellis, longtime public servant, to retire in ’20

With almost 20 years in office and a near-encyclopedic memory of Brevard County politics and governm

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County curbs bid to increase beach access for dogs

Melbourne Beach residents Donna Post and Charlotte Hertz won’t be exercising their dogs on Brevard

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Altman: Think carefully before ditching landfill site

State Rep. Thad Altman is taking a dim view of Brevard County commissioners’ choice to look at buy

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Brevard agrees hiring deputies is ‘critical need’

Brevard County commissioners have agreed to bust their voter-approved budget-increase cap so Sheriff

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Dog owners howl for more access to county beaches

The morning of April 3 was much like any other when Indigo Cove resident Donna Post decided to walk

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New construction boom helps lower property owners’ taxes

The average Brevard County property owner this fall may be paying almost 8 percent less in property

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Commission balks at new landfill pitch

Almost 30 years ago, former Brevard County commissioners spent $10 million to wrestle a 3,000-acre s

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Neighbors of landfill gripe about debris

Melbourne resident James Hines says he opened his Big Boy Toy Storage on Skyway Circle in 1997 to le

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Virgin Trains keeps Brevard in dark on safety upgrades

Virgin Trains USA, the company planning a $3.1 billion express passenger service between Orlando and

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Court grants David Isnardi more slack on bond terms

Accused Palm Bay racketeer David Isnardi can leave Brevard County to have back surgery this summer,

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Does ‘no meetings’ equate to ‘no work’? Commission says no

The Brevard Board of County Commissioners hasn’t met this month. And it won’t until July. It