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  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...
  • Broward County planners say Dixie Highway may be sole stimulus project

    Broward County expects to receive $40 million for roads and bridges from the federal stimulus plan and, if transportation planners have their way, they'll spend it all on one massive project. Construction of a Dixie Highway overpass could start this year...
  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...
  • High-speed scenarios too costly

    High-speed scenarios too costly
    As I'm clicking through the survey, I want to answer yes. But question after question about whether I would take a high-speed rail line between Orlando and Tampa, I find myself answering no. In eight scenarios laid out by the survey from the Florida...
  • Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection

    Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection
    A second top state transportation manager has quit in the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa. Kevin Thibault, who also ran Florida's Turnpike, resigned Tuesday, effective May 6. Thibault was the...
  • Your car breaks down on a drug run. Who do you call?

    A man and a woman were en route to Fort Myers from a doctor's appointment in Tampa experienced car trouble in Manatee County. The couple was traveling with a hand-held safe holding $7,700 in prescription medication, reports The Bradenton Herald. The...
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013. The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
  • New Alligator Alley meeting scheduled

     
    If you care about the possible privatization of Alligator Alley, circle Sept. 17 on your calendar. The Florida Department of Transportation will hold another public forum from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hyatt Bonaventure Resort in Weston. There will......
  • Alley lease hearing tonight

     
    We still don???t know the key details ??? like how much the state would get or how much tolls would rise ??? but another public hearing on the possible long-term lease of Alligator Alley to a private concessionaire will be......
  • Marlins give away tickets to promote seatbelt use

     
    Law enforcement officials gave tickets to students at North Miami Beach Senior High on Friday. But they were tickets ??? well, vouchers for tickets ??? to future Marlins games. As part of the Marlins??? ???Click It or Ticket??? Days this......
  • Crist vetoes $371 million in lawmakers’ priorities including UCF money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With little pomp and no public availability, Gov. Charlie Crist signed the state's $70 billion state budget Friday, vetoing $371 million in lawmaker spending priorities. Crist's list of line-item cuts include a $160 million sweep of...