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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Bike lanes: Needed? Not needed? Same guy says both

     
    As Central Florida continues the debate over bike lanes (see this story from this past weekend's paper), it's worth looking at how we got here. Personally, I like bike lanes. I don't necessarily blame others for not wanting to use them. But the debate...
  • FBA warns: Action Needed to Save Bike-Ped Funding

     
    Florida's bicyclists need to get involved if they want to save funding for bike trails....
  • County Commission moves ahead with redevelopment plan once backed by Koons

     
    Palm Beach County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to move ahead with a West Palm Beach development project that lost its biggest supporter when scandal forced former commissioner Jeff Koons to resign in August. The commission agreed to start negotiating...
  • Rubio builds his senate team

     
    WASHINGTON — Incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced eight new hires today, including Sally Canfield, a former policy director to Mitt Romney, who will serve a similar role for Florida's next Republican senator. Here's background information...
  • Palm Beach County legislators consider local bills, hold hearing for public

     
    The last big, public opportunity for the public to present issues to the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation before the spring lawmaking session in Tallahassee is set for Thursday. The delegation will consider local bills ??? proposals for narrowly...