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Lake Okeechobee

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • 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...
  • 5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections

    5 reasons Democrats struggle to win Florida elections
    With new party leadership, an advantage in voter registration, and a vulnerable Republican governor seeking re-election, Florida Democrats should be in a strong position, but the outlook isn't all that dazzling. Even though they outnumber Republicans in...
  • Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida

    Moderate drought spreads across most of South Florida
    Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
  • Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup

    Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup
    Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida. Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...