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St. Lucie County (Florida)

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  • Acreage family's joy laced with gloom: Will baby boy become cancer victim?

    In late 2007, when Yvette Peart's daughter Rodeania, 9, began having headaches, the mother thought she knew why. "I had migraines myself when I was a girl -- 12 or 13," said Peart, 35. "Or I thought maybe Rodeania had eyestrain." She gave the girl...
  • FPL seeks state approval to pass on cost of nuclear expansions to customers

    FPL seeks state approval to pass on cost of nuclear expansions to customers
    Florida Power & Light Co. officials on Tuesday sought state approval to pass on the costs for expanding the utility's nuclear power plants to consumers — a $67 million cost next year. At the first of three Public Service Commission hearings in...
  • Stimulus dollars headed to Treasure Coast this week

    The first dollars from the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package arrive on the Treasure Coast this week. But the bigger ticket items -- the ones designed to create jobs -- are months away at the earliest. This week unemployment benefits in...
  • Molecular studies institute opens in St. Lucie County

    The Treasure Coast officially became Florida's research coast Saturday, as more than 200 people celebrated the grand opening of the Torrey Pines Institute of Molecular Studies and all it has to offer for Florida's and St. Lucie County's future. "Today we...
  • Florida GOP's challenge: Assure donors money goes to elections, not jet charters

    Jim Greer's exit from the Republican Party of Florida could be almost as tumultuous as his three-year tenure as state chairman. The former Oviedo city councilman has been taking flak for a while now over lavish spending on air travel, fine food and...
  • Messages between commissioner Lisa Edgar and Jorge Chamizo

    Commissioner Lisa Edgar and Jorge Chamizo, a lobbyist for several major electric utilities, exchange a brief conversation on legislative issues. Edgar said they did not discuss pending PSC matters. "I always think about [what I'm barred from discussing]...
  • State of shock

    Florida's fourth hurricane in six weeks ripped its way across the state Sunday -- killing at least six, leaving millions without electricity and adding new woes to an already agonizing hurricane season. Hurricane Jeanne drove ashore just before...
  • Storms' double punch has precedent

    In one of the cruelest twists of this history-making hurricane season, Jeanne plowed ashore late Saturday almost exactly where Frances did three weeks earlier. But that's not a first for Florida -- or even for the same stretch of coastline. At least...
  • Struggling back -- again

    Weather-whipped Floridians blinked into the bright sun Monday and for the fourth time in six weeks trudged toward recovery, dragging broken tree limbs and ripped shingles to the curb. President Bush late Monday asked Congress for $7.1 billion to help...
  • FEMA gave $21 million in Miami-Dade, where storms were 'like a severe thunderstorm'

    The four hurricanes that pummeled the rest of Florida hardly brushed Miami-Dade County. Only Hurricane Frances was a factor there -- packing the punch of a bad thunderstorm. Local officials described the damage as minimal. Yet more than 19,500 Miami-Dade...