Dan Sweeney, Sun Sentinel

Dan Sweeney

Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Ex-Mayor Haynie’s sentence another example of America’s dual system of justice

The light sentence of former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie on corruption charges shows once again that the rich and influential have one justice system, the poor and powerless another. → Read More

Advice to President Trump upon his declaration of victory

Late Sunday night on Twitter, President Trump declared victory in the 2020 presidential election. What comes next? Here's some advice to our past, present and, surely, future president. → Read More

Democrats: What happened, why it did, and where to move forward

Ten Democratic campaign operatives, elected officials and staffers from across the state weigh in on what happened on election night in Florida and what the party does next to turn things around. → Read More

Palm Beach County beaches open for first time in weeks

An overcast, occasionally rainy, day didn’t stop beach deprived Palm Beach County residents from hitting the sand in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. → Read More

16 dead from coronavirus at Wilton Manors nursing home

Sixteen residents of the Manor Pines Convalescent in Wilton Manors have died from coronavirus-related illnesses, according to a report released by state officials Friday. → Read More

South Florida’s confused reopening: What’s open, what’s closed, and what’s next?

Conflicting plans to lift coronavirus restrictions threaten to feed a new wave of chaos in South Florida. → Read More

Palm Beach County can begin to reopen Monday, DeSantis says. Broward and Dade could follow on May 18.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will allow Palm Beach County to start reopening after the new coronavirus has put the region on lockdown. → Read More

No, it’s not illegal to wear a face mask in Florida — unless you intend to break the law

Online rumors that it's illegal to wear a face mask in public are only partially right. While a Florida state law does prohibit masks, a follow-up statute makes it clear that the ban on masks only applies to those who intend to commit another crime. → Read More

Readers react to state reopening plan that, for now, doesn’t include South Florida

Reader reaction to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plans to partially reopen Florida — except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties — has been a mix of everything from strong support to complete derision. → Read More

Look, up in the sky! It’s not a bird, not a plane, it’s Elon Musk’s fleet of satellites

Was that a UFO in the sky on Thursday? → Read More

What do you think of Florida’s plans to reopen?

We're looking for reader feedback on both the decision of county officials to reopen some public spaces, and the governor's plans for reopening the state. Let us know what you think. → Read More

The only consistent thing about readers’ reaction to virtual school is inconsistency

South Florida parents share their frustrations and triumphs with virtual learning. → Read More

Summer camps are open for registration in Florida, but the future is uncertain

As the end of the school year draws near, summer camps are still taking registrations and planning for the arrival of campers, though the future remains uncertain. → Read More

How are your children handling virtual school? Let us know your experiences

While some are embracing distance learning, others are calling to just end the school year already. What's your opinion on how distance learning in South Florida has gone so far? → Read More

Looking for wiggle room in your social distancing habits? There isn’t much.

Many readers have written in to ask just what the limits are on social distancing. The bottom line is do what you need to do and nothing else. → Read More

The complete list of ‘essential businesses’ in each South Florida county

Florida and the three South Florida counties — Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade — have nearly identical lists of essential businesses that are allowed to operate during coronavirus shutdown orders. But there are some differences. Here's the comprehensive list. → Read More

Declared as essential businesses, gun stores thrive as other businesses close down

As South Florida closes nonessential businesses amidst the coronavirus outbreak, gun shops remain open. Here's why. → Read More

How you can foster a furry friend — no social distancing required

Animal shelters around South Florida are operating on reduced staffs, and are looking for families to temporarily house some of their large dogs and adult cats. → Read More

Where do the most Florida Lottery tickets get sold? Bet you can’t guess.

It may seem counterintuitive, but the top three lottery retailers in the state are in towns with populations less than 3,000. → Read More

Your coronavirus questions answered

Answers to your questions on whether to travel, what schools are doing, what to do if you think you have coronavirus, and more. → Read More