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Lake Okeechobee

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  • TrophyCatch something to brag about

    TrophyCatch something to brag about
    The state of Florida is proud of its largemouth bass fishing and it wants bass anglers to be proud of their catches, too. That's why the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a program that rewards anglers who catch, weigh, photograph,...
  • Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love

    Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love
    TALLAHASSEE -- Even with term-limits and greater budget constraints, the Florida Legislature is still clout street when it comes to doling out tax dollars. That reality was on display Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee took up its $74.9...
  • Meetings to focus on reef protection

    Meetings to focus on reef protection
    The future of the northern segment of South Florida's coral reefs will be on the table Thursday, as a group of experts begins work in West Palm Beach on a plan to protect this important environmental and economic asset. The initiative called Our Florida...
  • Backlash to Lake Worth Inlet dredging threatens port plans

    Backlash to Lake Worth Inlet dredging threatens port plans
    Endangered manatees shouldn't have to make room for more ships at the Port of Palm Beach, according to opponents of the deepening of Lake Worth Inlet. The port is pushing to improve shipping traffic by deepening and widening the inlet that connects...
  • Backlash to inlet dredging threatens port plans

    Endangered manatees shouldn't have to make room for more ships at the Port of Palm Beach, according to opponents of the deepening of Lake Worth Inlet. The port is pushing to improve shipping traffic by deepening and widening the inlet that connects the...
  • Lawmakers write state budget with something for nearly everyone

    Lawmakers write state budget with something for nearly everyone
    TALLAHASSEE — Shoppers and motorists will make out as big winners in the Florida Legislature's push during the next six weeks to stretch extra taxpayer dollars to affect the greatest number of people. But businesses could also reap the benefits...
  • Report: Bruce Springsteen posts S. Fla. motorcycle ride on Instagram

    Bruce Springsteen took to Instagram during a recent motorcycle ride through Palm Beach County. The rock legend, 64, who owns a home in Wellington, shows his journey as he headed west on Southern Boulevard to Pahokee, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades....
  • Cameras, CB radio system coming to U.S. 27

    Cameras, CB radio system coming to U.S. 27
    Q: Cameras and satellite dishes are popping up along U.S. 27. Any idea what they are for? Kent Kensill, Fort Lauderdale A: The state is putting up electronic signs and cameras to monitor traffic and weather conditions on U.S. 27 from Griffin Road to...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman

    Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman
    One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday. That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
  • Casinos coming; dogs dying – the real deal on Florida gambling

    Casinos coming; dogs dying – the real deal on Florida gambling
    Get ready for more gambling. The latest news out of Tallahassee has legislators preparing to unveil plans next week to bring big new casinos to Florida. And while there are still details to work out and political posturing to perform, you can bet your...