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  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Cobias biting off Pompano Beach

    Cobias biting off Pompano Beach
    Offshore fishing has been OK, but one of the bright spots this week has been the arrival of cobias. Capt. Jim Beran of the Helen S drift boat at Hillsboro Inlet Marina had three cobias caught on his Monday morning trip and four cobias landed on his...
  • 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...
  • From polar bears to Solar Bear, time in Alaska leaves favorable impression

    From polar bears to Solar Bear, time in Alaska leaves favorable impression
    Zach Harrison could not wait to go fishing with teammates.The thrill of the catch. The beautiful scenery. Relaxing with friends.Everything was perfect for Harrison, a forward with the Orlando Solar Bears, but to get to where he was, driving was not...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'

    Palm Beach County changes tourism 'brand'
      Even the self-described “Best of Everything” sometimes needs an update, according to Palm Beach County tourism boosters. The county is tweaking its “Best of Everything” mantra under a new tourism advertising approach unveiled...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee. Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
  • Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix

    Army Corps defends slow pace of Lake O dike fix
    Work to fix Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike remains a national priority, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to Palm Beach County officials worried about the flooding risk and the slow pace of construction. The 70-year-old, earthen dike...
  • Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC

    Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC
    Jeff Berardelli is no stranger to severe weather. After all, he's been a meteorologist at the CBS affiliates in Fort Lauderdale-Miami (WFOR-Ch. 4) and New York City (WCBS-Ch. 2), where he's forecasted hurricanes, blizzards and storms. Now he's brought...
  • Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area

    Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area
    A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...