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Final ‘puppy mill’ ordinance: More bark than bite?

Satellite Beach dog owner Daniel Wilmer – one of the first to cheer for Brevard County Commissione

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Beefed-up rail safety proposal gains support

An effort by state Sen. Debbie Mayfield to force tougher rail safety standards may be gaining steam

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Brevard finally raises voice on high-speed train safety

After years of relative silence, Brevard County commissioners are looking to join their Treasure Coa

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Proposal calls for pet stores to post breeder info

Based on an idea from a half-dozen Hillsborough County women, Brevard County Commission Vice Chair B

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Political committee steps up efforts to find, train candidates

Here in the year 2019, there are no major elections in Brevard County. And that makes it a great tim

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Critic: Planned pet-retail rules not workable

Melbourne resident Bill Jacobson, owner of Puppies Plus in the Melbourne Square Mall, looks to the n

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Details sought on visitors’ use of spoil islands

As the boat’s crew approached that first island off Sebastian and climbed ashore, they had no idea

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Obscure land-use policy cooks couple’s in-home bakery plan

A little-used Brevard County density policy for the South Beaches area has shut the oven door on a M

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Sheriff seeks millions to hire, retain deputies

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has issued a $3.2 million challenge to the County Commission to hi

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Sanitary issues on spoil islands raise new concerns

Visitors to Samson’s Island, a park in Satellite Beach, are fortunate. The island is fairly clean,

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New I-95 interchange should ease Viera’s traffic pain

Residents of Brevard County’s South Beaches who may be frustrated by Viera’s notorious traffic c

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Children’s Services Council vows to fight ‘disband’ edict

The Brevard County Children’s Services Council, a 10-member board of political appointees created