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Laura Green

Laura Green has written for daily newspapers and magazines in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. for the past 14 years.

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Three guests at tonight’s State of the Union

1:25 AM Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Three women who were invited Tuesday evening to the State of the Union address should be of particular interest in Palm Beach County. All three are activists. Palm Beach State College student Charlene Rupert was 11 when she was brought to America on vacation. When she arrived, she learned her family was fleeing Venezuela. On Tuesday, Rupert...
Former employees say Med-Care defrauded government

2:55 PM Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Former employees of Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, a Boca Raton-based company raided by federal agents Wednesday, describe the type of high pressure sales job one might find at hundreds of American companies. And that’s the problem. Cold-calling, arm-twisting tactics are illegal in the world of Medicare billing. Providers of...
Boca's Med-Care back in business after being raided by federal agents

11:43 PM Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

A day after the company office was raided by federal agents, employees at Med-Care, a medical equipment company based in Boca Raton, were told to return to work Thursday — business as usual. “Steve, Danny and the company attorneys wants to reassure each and every one of you that everything is okay. The company has done nothing...
Boca Raton firm with link to ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ raided by feds

1:01 AM Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Federal agents Wednesday raided a Boca Raton medical supplies company, which is the subject of a separate civil claim now in court alleging the company defrauded the federal government. The company, Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, was served with six search warrants by a bevy of agents wearing shirts that said FBI, IRS, and U.S. Department...
Palm Beach County couples can marry Tuesday, skipping waiting period

10:24 PM Friday, Jan. 02, 2015

Any gay couple who wishes to marry Tuesday in Palm Beach County will be allowed to bypass a state law requiring a three-day wait or premarital counseling. Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock said she will waive the requirement under a hardship exception. Bock called it the very definition of a hardship that gay couples in Florida...
Gay marriages to begin Tuesday across Florida
 Florida on Thursday became the 36th state to grant all gay couples the right to marry. Weddings can proceed Tuesday after months of debate and threats against elected officials who facilitate or participate in same-sex marriages. The New Year’s Day order came in a terse, four-page procedural ruling from the same federal judge who nearly...

12:34 AM Friday, Jan. 02, 2015

Florida on Thursday became the 36th state to grant all gay couples the right to marry. Weddings can proceed Tuesday after months of debate and threats against elected officials who facilitate or participate in same-sex marriages. The New Year’s Day order came in a terse, four-page procedural ruling from the same federal judge who nearly...
Clerks, elected officials who agree to wed gay couples face lawsuit

9:27 PM Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Florida clerks and elected officials who announce plans either to issue marriage licenses to gay couples or officiate at their ceremonies learned Tuesday they will be slapped with a lawsuit. The conservative Florida Family Action has sued three elected officials in two separate lawsuits. On the same day the lawsuits were filed, Sharon Bock...
State declines to fight gay marriage; licenses to be issued next week

3:19 AM Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Florida’s attorney general is getting out of the way of clerks who want to issue gay marriage licenses next week. Ten days after Attorney General Pam Bondi appeared to surrender to the notion that gay marriage would move forward in Florida, the state had to make a case about whether to open the floodgates or try to limit same sex marriage...
U.S. Supreme Court won’t block gay marriage in Florida
 The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for gay marriage in Florida — at least temporarily — by rejecting the state’s request to extend a hold on the issue, which is set to expire Jan. 5. After the high court’s ruling late Friday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi confirmed that the hold on gay marriage will end...

1:16 AM Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for gay marriage in Florida — at least temporarily — by rejecting the state’s request to extend a hold on the issue, which is set to expire Jan. 5. After the high court’s ruling late Friday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi confirmed that the hold on gay marriage will end...
Move to open relations with Cuba still political hot potato in Florida

10:56 PM Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio called the White House’s decision to open relations with Cuba “inexplicable” and vowed to do everything in his power to block the appointment of an ambassador to Cuba. The son of Cuban immigrants said the move was “just the latest in a long line of failed attempts by President (Barack) Obama to appease...
Florida clerks warned not to issue gay marriage licenses

10:54 PM Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Florida clerks are being warned not to issue gay marriage licenses next month or risk being charged with a crime. Although a court order placing a hold on gay marriage is set to expire Jan. 6, the association representing the state’s 67 clerks is relying on a law unique to Florida that says clerks can be punished with a year in prison...