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  • Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck

    Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck
    Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star...
  • Environmentalists, West Coast win a round in South Florida water fight

     
    In the often politically-charged fight over how to divvy up South Florida???s water supply, the West Coast and environmental groups this week moved the needle a little farther their way. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday agreed to......
  • Everglades land deal celebrated, but restoration hurdles loom large

     
    Sheet cake and the ceremonial handing off of deeds for 26,800 acres of farmland marked the celebration Thursday of a newly completed Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday finalized...
  • Dry weather signaling start of another round of South Florida water fights

     
    After South Florida???s record dry October, drought concerns are already ramping up the seemingly annual political fights over how to divvy up Lake Okeechobee???s water. The lake serves as South Florida???s primary backup water supply. This week,...
  • Palm Beach County readying its state wish list

     
    More money for beaches and state help for a proposed industrial center are among Palm Beach County???s lobbying priorities heading into the spring session of the Florida Legislature. The County Commission on Tuesday meets to finalize its legislative to-do...
  • Palm Beach County sticks with outside lobbying teams, costs taxpayers $243,000

     
    Palm Beach County plans to keep hiring outside state and federal lobbying teams. On Tuesday approved spending $243,000 on lobbyists from Tallahassee to Washington D.C. The County Commission approved 12-month contract extensions totaling $195,000 for six...
  • Chairman could soon be out at the South Florida Water Management District

     
    A new governor means a changing of the guard could be on the way for the South Florida Water Management District. The four-year-term of District Chairman Eric Buermann expires in March. As chairman, Buermann leads the nine-member board that oversees......
  • South Florida Water Management District Board gets new chairman, more vacancies

     
    A South Florida agricultural company executive on Thursday was chosen to become chairman of the South Florida Water Management District???s shrinking governing board. Joe Collins of Sebring is vice president for Lykes Brothers Inc., which has sugar,...
  • Land conservation expands north of Everglades

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — To the delight of Florida environmentalists, federal officials are pouring another $100 million into wetlands restoration on 24,000 acres north of the Everglades. Ranchers and farmers will be paid...
  • If this is South Florida dry season, why is my lawn a lake?

     
    Using a complicated formula that factors in humidity, temperatures, dew point and the amount of sweat secreted by the average South Floridian from the time he leaves the house until the car A/C kicks in, the National Weather Service declared......
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Scott’s budget

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his $66.4 billion budget yesterday that included a boost in spending for public schools, but cuts to health care providers who largely treat the poor. The unveiling dominated the capital news cycle yesterday,...