| Aug 23, 2014
In Broward County, the fight against overdevelopment was lost long ago. In Palm Beach County, the fight goes on, with big dates looming.
The first is Tuesday, when Democrats choose a candidate for the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 race in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in.
And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...
| Sep 8, 2014
The old real estate adage — location, location, location — is just as true today as it has always been. And when a new development will require the investment of up to $180 million in taxpayer subsidies for new roads, one has to think the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:34 AM
One good thing about all the recent rain: It helped bring the massive wildfire in the Everglades under control, the Florida Forest Service said.
As of Friday, the fire was 100 percent contained, although it was still smoldering. It's the same blaze that...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The unusually stormy pattern that soaked South Florida in the past few days should ease in the coming week, with more sun throughout the day. But don't expect the thunder-boomers to vanish anytime soon.
June is historically South Florida's stormiest and...
| 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...