On April 4, 2017 the Tampa Bay Times released the result of a multi-year project that assembled documentation on all Florida police shootings from 2009 through 2014. They analyzed the data they collected and present the results in several ways.
No matter what Executive Orders the president may sign, we the people will stand together to defend our Earth.
Melbourne City Council Opposes State Legislation That Could Negatively Impact Its Citizens (HB 17, SB 1158, HB 487, SB 330)
Some questions about funding school choice for disadvantaged young people need to be answered by President Trump and Secretary DeVos.
Bill Mick of WMMB 1240 • 1350 has performed an important service by interviewing local Brevard candidates and posting the videos online. Interviews can provide a different perspective and often provide more information than written answers.
Here is the link to the videos: http://wmmbam.iheart.com/onair/brevard-political-videos-48343/
Information about candidates and voting can be found at these websites:
League of Women Voters: http://www.vote411.org/
Vote Smart: https://votesmart.org/
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to empower small farmholders and develop democratic control of food systems. Each year they honor a domestic and international organization for their work. This year the US winner was The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF).
Cities and towns in the US are compiling private DNA databases, separate and apart from the FBI national database. Methods of collecting DNA vary from place to place, are unregulated and often have no citizen oversight board. Melbourne and Palm Bay are on the forefront of this effort. This article from ProPublica sheds more light on what is taking place in our communities.
UPDATE: County Commissioners vote 5-0 to proceed with 10-year restoration plan, sales tax proposed for November ballot.
The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan requires a systematic and scientifically supported analysis of the measures required and the economic analysis and prioritization of how to proceed in an optimum fashion. The Plan is rigorous and thorough and is designed to get the maximum reduction in pollution from the dollars invested.
Total sewage spills into the Indian River Lagoon during 2015: 25,625,952 gallons. That's 25.6 MILLION gallons of sewage dumped into a sick and dying lagoon. What we don’t have and have never had, is an elected public official to be our Indian River Lagoon Champion, to finally take action.
Activists publish independent 'UnConventional Times' newspaper to cover protests and walkouts at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Scientists from Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) should be trying to “protect” the public. But not now. Not with Rick-Scott Science. MORE bad stuff per drop of water is allowed...
At 9am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 the Florida Department of Environmental 'Protection' will ask for FINAL APPROVAL for increasing carcinogens in our waters. Take action, fast!
At times like this, we feel that our system of democracy is beginning to falter, and something new is needed to break the stalemate ...