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  • 5th campus OK'd for Palm Beach State College

    5<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> campus OK'd for Palm Beach State College
    The fourth time was the charm for Palm Beach State College's effort to open a new western campus. The three story, 50,000-square-foot building will sit on a 75-acre site at the corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road in Loxahatchee Groves. The school'...
  • Our home, our problem

    In Hampton Roads, forecasts of rain — such as the occasionally heavy precipitation Wednesday — almost inevitably mean an expectation of flooding. In places including Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach and, of course, Norfolk, streets and...
  • PB, 10 districts call for high-stakes testing to end

    PB, 10 districts call for high-stakes testing to end
    Eleven of Florida's coastal school districts agreed on a simple four-word message Friday: suspend high-stakes testing. The Greater Consortium of Florida School Boards, which includes representatives from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, is...
  • Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives

    Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives
    Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney. The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies. Palm Beach...
  • Windsor officials, residents fear effect of Route 460 realignment

    Windsor officials, residents fear effect of Route 460 realignment
    Windsor officials fear their town will be devastated if the state chooses the cheapest, most environmentally friendly option to improve Route 460. The bulk of Windsor's businesses — as well as numerous homes, churches and municipal buildings...
  • Home-garden news for Sept. 25: Volunteers sought for Virginia's natural resource effort

    Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
  • Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?

    Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?
          I don’t want to be cynical here. Just not my style. But I see where Gov. Rick Scott has unveiled a 10-year, $1 billion proposal to protect the environment. Ironically, this comes just a few months before the November election, at a...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid

    NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid
    Before American astronauts go to Mars, they first have to grapple with an asteroid. Literally. NASA plans to launch a robotic mission in a few years to capture a small asteroid, haul it home and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then...
  • Tuesday: Will medical marijuana spark voter turnout in November?

        Of course it will. Are you kidding? Early on that was a big fear of the Republican Party of Florida. Saddled with an unpopular, poll-dragging incumbent governor, there was genuine concern that if the medical marijuana initiative actually made it...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...