Wayne Washington, The Palm Beach Post

Wayne Washington

The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Wayne:

Downtown business group asks West Palm Beach to impose moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

The Downtown Development Authority wants West Palm Beach to just say no to requests for more marijuana dispensaries in the downtown area. → Read More

Business owner, Keith James critic Rodney Mayo files to run for mayor of West Palm Beach

Business owner Rodney Mayo hasn't been shy in his criticism of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James. Now, he's filed to run for the city's top job. → Read More

Gannett, parent company of The Palm Beach Post, provides grants to local charitable groups

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County, PRISM Fl, Green Cars for Kids and Live Like Jake all received grants from Gannett, the parent company of The Palm Beach Post. → Read More

Florida Senate 24 results: Bobby Powell (D-West Palm) defeats Eric Ankner for fifth term in Legislature

Bobby Powell, 41, won his fifth term in the Legislature, having served a pair of two-year terms in the state House and two terms so far in the Senate. → Read More

West Palm Beach '23 budget: More employees, raises and property tax cuts

West Palm Beach's 2023 budget cuts property tax rates, pays for nearly 42 new employees and gives those already working for the city a raise. → Read More

Riviera Beach budget grows to $159.6 million with more money for police, fire and housing

Riviera Beach's $159.6 budget includes more money for police and fire service, as well as more money for affordable housing. → Read More

Videos of stunned Floridians being arrested on voter fraud charges sparks renewed criticism

Law enforcement body camera footage showed stunned and confused Floridians being arrested on voter fraud charges. Advocates are calling for changes. → Read More

Florida state Rep. Mike Caruso competing with real estate agent Jane Justice in GOP District 87 race

Current Rep. Mike Caruso, elected first in 2018, will face Jane Justice, a real estate agent who bills herself as an "ultra-MAGA" Republican. → Read More

West Palm: Winning bidder for Sunset Lounge management contract violated anti-lobbying rules

The group won a hotly contested bidding process to manage the Sunset Lounge violated West Palm Beach's anti-lobbying rules and has been disqualified. → Read More

West Palm Beach tweaks parking rates in response to anger from residents, business owners

West Palm Beach ends overnight meter fee, ends 24/7 enforcement. → Read More

West Palm chooses local group of Black residents to manage Sunset Lounge

A local group of Black residents won their bid to manage the Sunset Lounge, once the cultural heart of West Palm Beach's Northwest community. → Read More

Reflections on Juneteenth: Black civil rights and the influence of fatherhood

On Juneteenth: From MLK to Obama, advancers for civil rights were driven by their fatherhood and dreams of better life for their own children → Read More

'American Idol' runner-up and sports luminaries attend forum on Black men in West Palm Beach

Former American Idol runner-up Willie Spence returned to West Palm Beach Sunday for a forum on Black men. → Read More

West Palm mayor on recent mass shootings: 'Mind-boggling where our society seems to be going'

The shooting death of a former Dreyfoos School of the Arts student and a weekend of political and racial violence drew condemnation in West Palm Beach. → Read More

Florida's $676 million in mortgage relief: Lake Worth Beach woman never gave up on trying to save her home

In two weeks, nearly 25,000 Floridians have applied for housing help through a federal assistance program. Monica Figueroa was one of them. → Read More

SunFest 2022: Clear skies, smaller crowds make for fantastic Sunday finale

Rain drenched SunFest revelers at some points, but it failed to wash away enthusiasm for an event that had been canceled for two consecutive years. → Read More

Local Black clergy, political and social group leaders blast DeSantis' redistricting plans

Local Black leaders said Gov. Ron DeSantis' redistricting plans have one goal: to diminish the clout of Black voters → Read More

Riviera police chief resigns amid reports he violated protocol in 'unarrest' of councilman

Nathan Osgood told a captain there was no probable cause to arrest a city councilman, who was captured on video in a dispute with his then-fiance. → Read More

A former West Palm cop was fired for calling a Black cop a racial slur; now he's suing to get his job back

West Palm Beach Police Chief Frank Adderley fired the white officer, who has now filed suit. → Read More

West Palm's water panel: City has better treatment, notification plan for problems

Mayor Keith James's panel of water quality experts weigh in on how to improve water safety in West Palm Beach. → Read More