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Daytona Times political recommendations

Daytona Times political recommendations

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since the year 2000 campaign year, the Daytona Times, the Florida Courier and WPUL-AM 1590 have maintained a consistent editorial policy of not recommending candidates – whether national, state or local and regardless of race – who chose not to promote their candidacies through our media when they have media […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

The Aug. 14  primary election is upon us and numerous offices are up for grabs. Some key local elections include Daytona Beach Mayor, Volusia County Council 2, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections and Volusia County Clerk of Court. Some races will be decided while others will be decided during the general election on Nov. 6. […]

Anti-poverty programs have been successful

Anti-poverty programs have been successful

Conservatives continue to assert that anti-poverty programs have failed when, in fact, they have saved millions of people from plunging into poverty. On July 23, 2012, Mary Katherine, in an appearance on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” said, “(W)e’ve spent $17 trillion on the war on poverty since it began. Originally the plan was to […]

Does upward mobility exist anymore?

Does upward mobility exist anymore?

A new poll reveals that many Americans are questioning their prospects for “upward mobility.”  The high level of pessimism is reflected among respondents in a recent poll conducted by The Hill newspaper that found half (47 percent) of likely voters believe it’s impossible for them to become wealthy during the course of their lifetime. The […]

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

You can’t follow the politics of our nation without hearing a reference to “pork-barrel politics” – slang used when politicians undertake projects to benefit a group of friends in exchange for campaign donations. If we go back to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’re told Mitt Romney became well known for […]

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Most payday borrowers use the small-dollar loans to cover ordinary living expenses instead of occasional or unexpected emergencies, according to a new research report by Pew Charitable Trusts. “Who Borrows, Where They Borrow and Why,” the first in a series of payday lending reports by Pew, also found that 81 percent of those who have used […]

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Voters and candidates in the mix As early voting kicked off Aug. 4, voters, supporters, volunteers and candidates filled the parking lot of the Daytona Beach Regional Library City Island. By Monday evening, there were 474 ballots cast at the Daytona Beach location and 1,215 ballots cast across Volusia County at locations in Daytona, DeLand, […]

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Team practicing at New Smyrna complex while B-CU renovates its practice field BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With their practice field undergoing upgrades, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have found an alternative place to conduct football practice. The Wildcats opened the 2012 season by practicing at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. Inclement weather delayed renovations a […]

Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The creator of the new Midtown Redevelopment Master Plan will be available to answer residents’ questions on Aug. 16 at the new Midtown Cultural and Education Center. The community meeting will start at 4 p.m. and will give residents an opportunity to ask Florida A&M University Professor Craig Huffman questions […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia County Retrospect presentation to be held Aug. 27 The Volusia County Council will look back on eight years of progress during the “Volusia County Retrospect: 2005 – 2012” event at noon Monday, Aug. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A presentation prepared by county staff will highlight milestones, including […]