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Lake Okeechobee

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  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • 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...
  • Todd Wodraska, councilman, Jupiter; president, Palm Beach League of Cities

    Todd Wodraska, councilman, Jupiter; president, Palm Beach League of Cities
    Last week: Good for Diana Nyad. Not sure why anyone would want to swim 110 miles in shark and jellyfish infested waters, but I admire her perseverance. Looking ahead: Great Weekend ahead: UF v. UM and opening weekend of the NFL. Sept. 1 Last week:...
  • Maria Sachs, senator, Florida

    Maria Sachs, senator, Florida
    Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...
  • Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance

    Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance
    Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
  • Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix

    Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix
    Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure. “If our people ever...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida

    Día del Padre: 10 ideas para divertirlo en el sur de Florida
    Ya sea con una excursión por la naturaleza, un día de pesca familiar o simplemente una tarde de cine o de video juegos. La meta, es divertirse con papá y crear recuerdos memorables este domingo 16 en el que se celebra el Día del Padre. No siempre los...