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  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November. "This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee

    Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee
    Tournament anglers at Lake Okeechobee had some nice bass catches over the weekend. Randy Norton and Joe Moran caught 19.07 pounds Sunday to win the Bass-N-Fools club tournament on the Big O out of Belle Glade. Tom Trapani and Brandon Rose were...
  • Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration

    Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration
    A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration. Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County

    Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County
    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal

    Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal
    Call it a rain delay. This year’s rainy season likely won’t begin for another week or two, or considerably later than the average start date of May 20. That’s thanks to the unusually late cold front that arrived over South Florida last...
  • Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament

    Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament
    Reel Line made Saturday's "Walk On Water" Salt Water Fishing Tournament a family affair. Jason Miller and his sons Chris, Jared and Brian won top boat honors as well as several other categories in the 14th annual tournament put on by the St. Coleman's...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day

    Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day
    A slow day of fishing turned into a day Michael Victor will never forget. Victor caught a 70-pound wahoo Friday morning fishing with his uncle Jack Moroney and Tyler Houk. "It was a monster," said Victor, 22, of Davie. "It was our only bite of the...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...