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Everglades

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water

    Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water
    Florida voters are facing a number of tough choices on this year's general election ballot. Amendment 1 is not among them. Supporting the Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an easy choice. It's the right call for Florida's future. Amendment 1...
  • New fire-rescue chief has big plans

    The helmets L. Keith Tomey III has worn during his 27-year career with Miramar Fire-Rescue are proudly displayed on a shelf behind his desk: the bright red hat for lieutenant, as well as the soot-blackened helmet and visor he wore while fighting fires....
  • 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...
  • Re-elect U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, District 20

    As an incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is most likely to cruise to another term in Congress, representing South Florida in a seat he's held for more than 20 years. Hastings has done a good job as a lawmaker and the Sun Sentinel urges voters to re-elect...
  • Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon

    Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon
    When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly. Just two months later, as a...
  • Adam Putnam for Ag Commissioner

    Adam Putnam for Ag Commissioner
    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says frustration with Washington, D.C. — "a hot, wet, dysfunctional mess" — led him to give up a top position among U.S. House Republicans four years ago to pursue a job in his home state where he...
  • 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...