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Lake Okeechobee

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Urban flood advisory for parts of Broward

    Urban flood advisory for parts of Broward
    An urban flood advisory has been issued for east central Broward County. The National Weather Service says radar has detected heavy rainfall in excess of 3 inches per hour in some areas.  The rain is expected to continue until at least 2 p.m. 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...
  • 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&...
  • Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital

    Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital
    Last week: The University of Miami and University of Florida being ranked in the top 50 U.S. News best colleges is good news for all of us, having premier universities helps us retain and attract students to Florida. Universities help create diverse,...