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TurtleJanuary 31, 2013-- Cities and counties on the Treasure Coast differ from one another in a variety of ways. However, they have one thing in common: They own a lot of property. Local governments in our region manage or lease property for airports, golf courses, mobile home parks, marinas, mortuaries, restaurants and various other retail and commercial ventures. All told, there are more than 2,000 such properties owned by cities and counties on the Treasure Coast.

MCBOCCJanuary 29, 2013-- STUART — Renegotiation of a controversial 10-year, $625,000 annual contract will begin between Martin County and the Business Development Board after BDB members voted Monday to take steps toward crafting a document that suits both parties.

mcsdJanuary 27, 2013--Students making A's in honors classes are at risk of not getting a high school diploma. Honor-roll students suddenly find themselves in remedial classes. All because of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

mcsdJanuary 24, 2013-- STUART — The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a local circuit court judge was right to deny a temporary injunction against three former Martin County School Board members accused of violating state Sunshine Law, but for the wrong reasons.

withamJanuary 26, 2013-- In economic downturns, business owners do several things such as cut expenses, raise rates, pursue new leads or find fresh ways to provide better care for their customers. Sometimes, it's all of the above. Ideally, it's a mix of the latter two. However, in some cases, economic factors are beyond the control of the business owner and the best option is to ensure you're providing the best service possible to your existing customer base.

newsJanuary 22, 2013--MARTIN COUNTY — Homes sales ended 2012 with a strong month according to the latest Florida Realtors monthly report. Prices for single-family homes throughout the Treasure Coast in December bounced up nearly 10 percent in year-over-year comparisons. In Martin County, median sales prices increased 9.8

BathtubBeachnamedoneoftheTop10FamilyFriendlyBeaches-2January 24, 2013-- MARTIN COUNTY — Bathtub Reef Beach, a jewel of Martin County's park system that has been battered by storms in recent years, remains officially closed to the public despite tons of sand county crews dumped there last October to guard it from erosion.

flying-moneyJanuary 10, 2013-- In regulations and other pronouncements issued toward the end of 2012, the government has provided further details on new taxes and fees introduced by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Health plan sponsors will be particularly interested in the amounts that they will be assessed to fund various PPACA programs.