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Whiteside unsure why Spoelstra sat him vs. Dallas — The Heat fell apart over a 20-minute stretch of the second half in tonight's 93-72 loss to Dallas, and center Hassan Whiteside was on the bench for about eight of those minutes. Miami was up nine when coach Erik Spoelstra pulled him at the 3:12 mark of the third quarter, but the Mavericks went...
Jan 31, 2015

Safe guess that Hassan Whiteside & Spoelstra will have a talk soon, if they haven't already:…

Record breaker: Hassan Whiteside did what? — Every time it seems like the Hassan Whiteside frenzy has peeked, he goes and does something like this. Whiteside set a franchise record in tonight's Heat game against the Mavericks with 14 rebounds in the first quarter. He did that in eight minutes on the court and had 10 in the first four.

Gov. Scott brings tax-cut tour to Boca Raton — BOCA RATON -- Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera stopped by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce this morning to promote Scott's proposal to cut taxes on cell phones, cable TV and textbooks. Scott's $77 billion budget plan for 2015-16, a reduction of roughly $100 million in spending from the current year,...
Jan 30, 2015

RT @paulblythe: Gov Scott's tax-cut tour in Boca, where he gets tout fr FAU-grad-student-&-ex-Scott-fieldwork-intern Ashley Herbert http://…

Giuliani weighs in for pal Diamond in big-spending Palm Beach race — PALM BEACH -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made an appearance today for longtime friend Bill Diamond's re-election bid in a costly town council race. Diamond has raised $198,226 and challenger Danielle Hickox Moore has raised $238,376 for Tuesday's council race in a town with 7,755 registered voters.
Jan 30, 2015

Giuliani weighs in for pal Diamond in big-spending Palm Beach race

State’s top financial officer wrote urging parole for killer

Jan 30, 2015

BREAKING:@pbpost and WPTV-TV report Fla CFO Jeff Atwater wrote to parole board for WPB leader's daughter.… #WPBNEWS

Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

Jan 30, 2015

Does this mean Jeb's the man? ... Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16…

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric file merger petition with regulators — Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric have filed a joint application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission asking it to approve the proposed merger involving Hawaiian Electric. In December the two companies announced NextEra's proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaii's largest electric utility. In the application NextEra said it will not...
Jan 30, 2015

RT @ssalisbury: NextEra, Hawaiian Electric file merger petition with regulators

West Palm Beach CRA board defers grant for education center — A north side advisory board for West Palm Beach's Community Redevelopment Agency voted Friday not to give money to a Northwood learning center hoping to get a $175,000 grant to expand, but instead to ask that the entire CRA come up with the cash.
Jan 30, 2015

BLOG: WPB CRA advisory board defers grant for Center for Creative Education. #WPBNEWS

Florida Realtors’ new CEO former head of Michigan group — Florida Realtors, one of the state's biggest lobbying groups with 140,000 members, said late Thursday that it hired a new chief executive. Bill Martin, former head of the Michigan Association of Realtors, takes over in late March. It's a step up in terms of responsibility.
Jan 30, 2015

More responsibility, less pay for new Florida Realtors CEO?

Guest-starring in Kravis Center production about celeb memoirs — "I like hitting guys so hard that snot comes flying out of their noses." I am standing in front of a decent crowd of theatergoers at the Kravis Center's intimate Rinker Playhouse, giving an impassioned explanation of how football gives me a high - call it The High - that comes mostly from "knocking...

10 fun things to do and see in February 2015 in Palm Beach County — It's the height of the season and the calendar is packed. Here are some standout events for the month ahead. Click on links for more information. Feb. 4-16: World Series of Poker at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach. Feb.

Super Bowl for pets: Watch dueling Kitten Bowls in Palm Beach County — Are you ready for some.....Kitten Bowl? While we love any excuse to show you gratuitous cuteness in the form of cat photos, this time it's for a good cause. This weekend, kittens go head to head (and tail to whiskers) in a contest of adorableness.

Chilling home ownership plummet even as economy recovers — The national home ownership rate continued to slide in the latter part of 2014, hitting its lowest level in two decades, according to a Thursday report from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the fourth quarter, the rate dipped to 63.9 percent from 64.3 percent the previous quarter.

Maple, bacon, coffee - in a beer? “People” highlights S. Fla creation — With these four words - maple, bacon, coffee and beer - a cult was born. The artisanal Funky Buddha Brewery, whose penchant for mixing unexpected flavors that led to a witches brew entitled the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, has had their beer selected by "People" magazine as one of the c...

Man jailed again after walking out of bill at Denny’s in Palm Springs

Jan 30, 2015

RT @pbpost: Man jailed again after walking out of bill at Denny’s in Palm Springs

Should all school children be required to get vaccinations, unless there is a health reason? — In the end, the current California-centered measles outbreak may do what reams of research and numerous health studies have failed to do for decades: cause more parents to get their children vaccinated.
Jan 30, 2015

Should all school children be required to get vaccinations, unless there is a health reason?…

Scott looks to woo jobless energy workers to Florida — With falling oil prices spawning layoffs in some states, Gov. Rick Scott is trying to woo out-of-work energy industry workers to Florida -- touting this state's economic rebound. The state's Department of Economic Opportunity has set up a website for out-of-staters to use.

West Palm Beach advisory board meets today at education center — The next meeting of an advisory board for the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will be 8 a.m. today at a Northwood learning center hoping to get a $175,000 grant to expand. At its December meeting, the CRA Advisory Board, which focuses on Northwood and Pleasant City, agreed to hold its Jan.
Jan 30, 2015

BLOG: West Palm Beach advisory board meets today at education center #WPBNEWS

Buz DiVosta cashes in again; Pulte pays him $48 million for 260 acres — Legendary homebuilder Otto "Buz" DiVosta knows how to get PulteGroup to write big checks. In the latest DiVosta-to-Pulte deal, Atlanta-based Pulte paid DiVosta $48 million for 260 acres in Jupiter, according to a deed filed this week -- $42 million more than homebuilder Buz DiVosta paid for the site in 2011.
Jan 30, 2015

Buz DiVosta cashes in again, as Pulte pays him $48 million for 260 acres in Jupiter