| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
South Florida water managers have agreed to trade 8,700 acres of publicly-owned sugar cane land that was part of a controversial 2010 Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp.
The proposed deal calls for the South Florida Water Management...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:43 PM
When former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman E. Clay Shaw spoke of “My-am-uh,” he recalled a more genteel time in South Florida politics. His ability to work across party lines defined it.
Shaw, a 26-year congressman who...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:40 PM
If you're like me, you skated through the past week or so barely noticing the government shutdown.
I'm not a federal employee so I still got paid. I wasn't planning a trip to the Ocala National Forest or the Everglades, so I didn't have to cancel a...
| Oct 6, 2013
Drop by drop, Central Florida is turning into the Wild West of water, and Niagara Bottling is staking its claim with a recent request to nearly double the amount of water it sucks from beneath Lake County.
Lake residents lost a bitter fight in 2011 to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- Round after round of applause from visiting Floridians at a congressional briefing on Thursday demonstrated a strong public demand that federal officials find a way to stop polluted water from pouring out of Lake Okeechobee and damaging...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration.
The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:43 AM
With the calendar turning to October, and many Broward County football teams now midway through their regular-season schedule, the focus turns to winning district games and locking up postseason berths.
There are several key district matchups this week,...
| Sep 29, 2013
Aside from Ultra, music festivals in Miami are seldom successful. When jam-band-packed Langerado moved from the Everglades to downtown in 2009, the festival was canceled and never brought back. Something called UR1 promised to have Kanye West and Lou Reed...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:51 PM
MIRAMAR – Cypress Bay badly needed a win Friday night.
It got just that, and in convincing fashion, too, beating Everglades on the road. The final score was 25-13, but take away a late meaningless touchdown by Everglades and the score was more...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Todd Wodraska is the President of Special District Services, Inc., a small business that manages special taxing districts throughout the State of Florida.
He is a former bond trader at Smith Barney in New York and also worked as a consultant on the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Katy Sorenson is the President and CEO of the Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami, a program to educate elected officials at the state and local level in the important issues of governance. Sorenson's commitment to civic activism...