| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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.
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Art exhibit, "A Chaos of Photography," wildlife and landscapes photographed by Carol Jankuv, Spanish River Library, 15601 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. View during library hours, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
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....
| Sep 3, 2014
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Waving signs and carrying banners, opponents of oil drilling in the Everglades plan to converge on Gov. Rick Scott’s beachfront home in Naples on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of state limits on energy exploration.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters.
The plan signals...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the grant award will...