Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel

Lisa J. Huriash

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Recent articles by Lisa:

Broward commission to push for 911 technology upgrades, including video access to callers

Angst between the Broward County Commission and the Sheriff’s Office over the regional emergency call dispatching center continues to mount as politicians plan to question the sheriff about why the county lags in 911 technology. → Read More

Tom Truex, former Davie mayor, dies at 64

Thomas “Tom” Truex, a devout Republican who had a foothold in Broward politics and led the city of Davie as its mayor, has died. He was 64. → Read More

Should the fired Broward schools chief be allowed to stay? It’s again up for discussion

The fate of the fired Broward schools chief again is coming up for discussion, but this time, the majority of decision-makers wouldn’t be School Board members appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

There will be more time in school to make up lost time for hurricanes. Here’s when.

Broward students will stay in school a bit longer for more classroom time to make up for closures during two recent hurricanes. → Read More

Lamar Fisher is tapped as new Broward County mayor

Broward’s new mayor is a longtime county commissioner. He’ll serve as the public face of the county during hurricane briefings, public meetings and events, and any catastrophe. → Read More

‘It’s been 4 ½ years. It has to end’: Criticism intensifies to fix Broward’s 911 system

Years after planning began to improve Broward County’s “dysfunctional” 911 system, a renewed sense of urgency emerged Thursday to finally make the fixes needed to boost public safety. → Read More

‘Shocked and surprised’: Superintendent Vickie Cartwright talks about being fired

Broward Superintendent Vickie Cartwright on Tuesday acknowledged being “shocked and surprised” by the School Board’s decision to fire her. But she says she’ll continue to “act with integrity and a students’ first mindset” in the time that remains for her on the job. → Read More

Did Broward superintendent’s firing violate ‘Sunshine Law’? Attorney weighs in.

A day after the School Board fired the Broward schools superintendent, the school district’s attorney faced tough questions Tuesday over whether the late-night decision violated Florida’s public meetings law. → Read More

More public funds for Broward charter schools? There’s a new proposal.

Broward School Board member Kevin Tynan on Tuesday was set to ask the school district to consider using discretionary tax dollars to help fund charter schools. → Read More

How South Florida schools will make up days lost from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Hurricanes Ian and Nicole closed South Florida schools for many days, and now comes the question of how students will need to make up the time they missed. → Read More

Drone show is set to go on in Pompano Beach after the stormy weather

On Saturday, the forecast calls for most clearly weather, but with a slight chance of thunderstorms just before 7 p.m. The city’s drone show will carry on as scheduled, at 7 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

Suspect charged as accessory in firefighter’s killing has vanished, records show

One of the men held in the 2019 killing of a firefighter in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has disappeared after ditching his ankle bracelet, court records show. → Read More

Ready to vote on Election Day? How to cast your ballot for 2022 midterm elections

Many voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday for the 2022 midterm elections, showing up to their neighborhood precincts to cast their ballots across South Florida on Election Day. → Read More

‘We were scared’: Election workers recall 2018 Broward protest that’s now under review

The protest from 2018 is drawing fresh attention from the Justice Department, which is reportedly looking into whether the tactics used then served as a model for the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Those who worked for the Broward elections office in 2018 recall the fear that loomed large during that dayslong demonstration, with worries it would eventually devolve into an attack. → Read More

Some voting sites have been moved for Tuesday’s election. Here’s how to know if it’s yours.

When you head to the polls Tuesday, make sure you’re going to the right place. Elections officials have made dozens of changes since the August primary. → Read More

Former Dania Beach worker accused of using his job to get cash and gifts

A former Dania Beach city employee “corruptly” used his job to get benefits for himself and his girlfriend, including cash and free home repairs, according to Broward’s top watchdog Thursday. → Read More

A controversial Broward fair is back, this time with a new name and new rules

The Fair at Margate will run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 4 at a 17-acre vacant parcel off State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard in Margate. → Read More

Outraged officials condemn antisemitic messages appearing in Florida

A spate of antisemitic messages in recent days, from signs in Jacksonville to vandalism outside a Weston community, is drawing condemnation from local leaders who urge the public to stand up to the hate. → Read More

Don’t expand Broward’s landfill even more, planning council says. ‘Find another solution.’

A plan to expand Broward’s landfill was rejected on its way to the County Commission this week, but Waste Management isn’t giving up hope on its plans. → Read More

Property tax bills are arriving soon. Here’s what you need to know.

Starting Tuesday, South Floridians will be able to pay their property tax bills that fund everything from schools, city and county government and hospital districts. → Read More