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Lake Okeechobee

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  • "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...
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation

    Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
    Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville

    News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville
    “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
  • Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal

    Trading sugar land OKed for Everglades restoration proposal
    South Florida water managers have agreed to trade 8,700 acres of publicly-owned sugar cane land that was part of a controversial 2010 Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The proposed deal calls for the South Florida Water Management...
  • 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...
  • Palm Beach County rolls out legislative to-do list

     
    Just before Christmas, Palm Beach County commissioners plan to present lawmakers their growing wish list for state funding. County commissioners meet with local state legislators on Dec. 20 to discuss their requests for the legislative session that begins...
  • Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist

    Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist
    Last week: The death Tuesday of Congressman E. Clay Shaw was an important reminder that an individual can hold strong beliefs yet still be willing to work with those who have different views. Congressman Shaw accomplished a great deal by being willing...
  • Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored

    Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored
    Emergency pumping started Monday to lessen the environmentally-damaging effects of dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but damages coastal fishing grounds and can...
  • 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...
  • Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale

    Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale
    Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...