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Everglades

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  • Broward bond project could benefit western schools

    Broward bond project could benefit western schools
    An $800 million Broward school bond proposal initially designed to fix old crumbling schools may also ease crowding in newer schools in the west. The most expensive project on a proposed list released this weekend isn't a leaking roof, faulty air...
  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling

    Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways. House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...
  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park on Saturday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park on Saturday
    Get free entrance to Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas on Saturday. Entrance is free at all national parks to celebrate in honor of National Public Lands Day. All fees are waived at U.S. National Parks. Entrance fees of $10 will be waived at...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • Gator comes knocking at Coral Springs home

    Gator comes knocking at Coral Springs home
    Luann and Jorge Alonso have lived in their house on the fringe of the Everglades for 18 years. They've seen alligators — but they never imagined that a 9-footer would come to the front door. Luann Alonso awoke with a fright when a clacking "det,...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades

    Solving mystery of 'Lost City' in Everglades
    Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s. Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
  • Palm Volleyball Preview

    Last year was a season of "this close" for Palm Beach County volleyball teams. Jupiter was "this close" to a state title, losing to eventual 8A champion Winter Park in the final four. Boca Raton was "this close" too, only losing to Jupiter....
  • Scout leads path to new labyrinth on Glades Road

    Drivers passing by First United Methodist Church Boca Raton West Campus may notice a large round slab has emerged on the clearing behind the wooden cross on Glades Road. It's a 30-foot labyrinth, with an overall pattern used for worship and...
  • Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance

    Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance
    An Everglades restoration plan unexpectedly sidelined last month will get a second look on May 23, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Central Everglades plan is a $2 billion project to get more Lake Okeechobee water flowing south to help...