Martin County Commission

Tough calls over local mask mandates; DeSantis renders them toothless, and Trump goes maskless

BY: - October 14, 2020

Tempers flared and tensions were evident Tuesday, when Martin County commissioners split on whether to repeal their local mask mandate following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ lifting of statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Sept. 25. The evening before, both DeSantis and President Donald Trump showed up maskless at Trump’s campaign rally in Central Florida, setting the stage for […]

Free speech rights: Lawyers ask U.S. Supreme Court to overturn judgment in environmentalist Hurchalla case

BY: - September 21, 2020

Lawyers for Martin County environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $4.4-million judgment in a South Florida lawsuit. Hurchalla, the sister of former Miami Dade State Attorney and U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno contends the judgement endangers the rights of the public to raise questions about environmental issues. Hurchalla […]