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  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • We could have been Everglades County

    We could have been Everglades County
    In the spring of 1915, when the state Legislature decided to break up what was then known as Dade County and create a separate county, the new tract was to be named for its most notable – and sizable – feature: the Everglades. It only...
  • Water district cuts tax rate again

    Water district cuts tax rate again
    The property tax rate is dropping again for the South Florida agency that guards against flooding, protects drinking water supplies and leads Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District’s board on Tuesday approved a $720...
  • America's Choice wins Royal Palm Beach adult flag football crown

    The third time proved to be the charm for America's Choice, which recently topped Everglades Farm Equipment, 26-20 in the championship game of the city of Royal Palm Beach adult flag football league. "This was our first championship in this league,"...
  • Volunteers ready for Great American Cleanup

    On Sept. 20, Palm Beach County joins the nationwide grassroots community improvement program - the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Volunteers will spread out from Jupiter to Boca Raton to clean up local beaches and parks....
  • Public hearings set on proposed city budget

    The public is invited to comment on the tentative city budget for 2014-2015 at two public hearings at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18, both Thursday nights in City Council chambers in Boca Raton City Hall. A copy of the proposed budget and Capital Improvements...
  • Documentary film fest comes to Boca this weekend

    Jeff Daniels starts The Purple Rose Theatre Co. in Michigan. Howie Mandel, Alan Thicke and Alex Trebek are among Canadians with a show biz connection. Hugh Jackman takes a life-changing journey to Ethiopia. They're among the subjects of more than 30...
  • State claims progress in fight against giant snails

    Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and dangerous species that has invaded South Florida. Eight workers used rakes, trowels and plastic bags to...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants

    Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants
    Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation. Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
  • 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-...