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Lake Okeechobee

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  • 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...
  • Powerful senator calls his community the 'septic system' for Orlando

    TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening

    Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening
    With the first of three fronts aiming our direction, temperatures should be cool by late tonight. Until then, expect a warm day. South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s, overnight lows in the...
  • South Florida forecast: Grab a coat

    South Florida forecast: Grab a coat
    So you wanted winter weather? Then get ready to wake up to "feels-like" temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s as arctic air gushes over the region. Highs Thursday were predicted to be in the upper 50s and low 60s – or about 15 degrees colder...
  • 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...
  • "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields" at the Armory Art Center

    "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields" at the Armory Art Center
    "Witness: Gospel by the Cane Fields": We're down to the last few days to see this evocative selection of photography from Red Morgan at the Armory Art Center (1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach). For this show, Morgan, a commercial photographer based in...
  • 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...
  • Water district property tax rate to drop again

    Water district property tax rate to drop again
    The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration. The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...