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  • Environmental groups raise $400k more for conservation amendment

    Environmental groups raise $400k more for conservation amendment
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's environmental lobby has amassed another $700,000 last month to help land a billion-dollar conservation constitutional amendment on next year's general election ballot. Environmentalists from Audubon of Florida, the Trust for...
  • State of the Union: What Obama can and can't do by executive order

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled policies he can implement by executive order, as well as several needing congressional approval. Among them: Executive actions: • Create a retirement savings program for lower-income...
  • Florida voters may have conservation, marijuana questions to answer

    Florida voters may have conservation, marijuana questions to answer
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall. And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
  • Conservation amendment backers raise another $163k, near the ballot

    Conservation amendment backers raise another $163k, near the ballot
    TALLAHASSEE -- The environmental groups attempting to place a land conservation constitutional amendment before voters this year grossed another $162,700 last month, bringing their total spent on the effort to nearly $2.7 million. The group, called...
  • Pompano attorney: Hotel on public land would be "public use''

    Pompano attorney: Hotel on public land would be "public use''
    Broward County commissioners will help determine the fate of a prime piece of beachfront land. The property is the Pompano Beach pier parking lot. The city and its Community Redevelopment Agency propose a commercial complex, including a hotel, on the...
  • Six Pillars group making progess on goals

    In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further. On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
  • Winnetka seeks help on park redesign

    Winnetka seeks help on park redesign
    In an attempt to spruce up Hubbard Woods Park and attract more shoppers to downtown businesses, the Winnetka Park District is creating a master plan for the park and asking residents to help them with the design. "It was right after World War II that it...
  • Rail alone can't reinvent L.A.

    Rail alone can't reinvent L.A.
    With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The "city that destroyed cities," as GQ...
  • Not enough water, L.A.? Look up.

     Not enough water, L.A.? Look up.
    On Nov. 5, 1913, William Mulholland stood before a crowd of 40,000 people near San Fernando and unfurled an American flag, signaling the official opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. As water from the Owens Valley rushed through the spillway for the first...
  • Taking California's bullet train to a greener future

    California's high-speed rail is one of the largest public works projects anywhere in the world. Like the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Interstate 5 and the California Aqueduct before it, high-speed rail has engendered opposition,...
  • An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

    An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest
    Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...