| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Thanks to gambling interests, utilities, and theme parks, Florida Republicans out-raised the state Democratic Party more than 4-to-1 over the last four months, according to party fundraising reports filed Friday. For the period from...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Florida utility regulators are in town for public hearings on FPL's proposed $690 million increase in annual base rates, starting in 2013. For my print column today, I gave my two cents. If the rate hike goes through, monthly bills......
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The red-striped smokestacks at Port Everglades will be demolished in 2013 under a plan by Florida Power & Light to modernize its old, polluting power plant, the company announced Monday.
The company said it plans to invest $1 billion to convert the plant...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Florida Power & Light Co. power-plant site at the Indian River north of Cocoa has become a manatee laboratory for researchers. The utility demolished an old plant there and is about to build a new facility. In the meantime, FPL is using a heater...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:06 PM
A controversial proposal for three major power lines along the eastern border of Everglades National Park will be the subject of a public hearing June 22 at Florida International University.
Florida Power & Light Co. wants to construct the lines to carry...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 12:49 PM
The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County has spent more than $350,000 in tax money intended for kids on management reorganization by a pair of Canadian consultants whose charges include $275 an hour for "executive coaching.''
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:45 AM
The 300-foot stacks of Florida Power & Light’s Riviera Beach power plant will be demolished Sunday morning to clear the way for a cleaner, natural-gas fired plant.
Dynamite charges at the base of the stacks will cause them to collapse on...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:21 PM
South Floridians, some without electricity for weeks after Hurricane Wilma, have pushed to bury power lines underground — until they saw the price tag.
In Fort Lauderdale, residents who want power lines buried could end up paying up to $25,000 over...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Environmentalists hope for a big crowd today at a hearing at Florida International University on a proposal for a set of power lines along the eastern border of Everglades National Park.
Florida Power & Light Co. wants to construct three sets of lines to...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Some newer South Florida communities, such as Weston, have most power lines buried. Four neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale — Idlewyld, Riviera Isles, Las Olas Isles and Seven Isles — have applied to bury lines, but still need to meet the city's...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Strong thunderstorms rumbled across central Broward and southPalm Beach counties on Thursday afternoon, producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, heavy downpours and power outages.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were posted across South Florida in the...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:35 PM
Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...