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  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned

    South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned
    South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough. Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day

    Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day
    A slow day of fishing turned into a day Michael Victor will never forget. Victor caught a 70-pound wahoo Friday morning fishing with his uncle Jack Moroney and Tyler Houk. "It was a monster," said Victor, 22, of Davie. "It was our only bite of the...
  • Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July

    Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July
    Almost daily thunderstorms soaked Broward in July, a pattern that should continue for the rest of this week. But it was also abnormally steamy – with record heat in Fort Lauderdale. The average temperature for July, recorded at Fort Lauderdale-...
  • Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals

    Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals
    First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis. This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...