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  • Expect a hot, stormy start to summer

    Expect a hot, stormy start to summer
    As if South Florida isn’t sweltering enough in summer. But it might be even be hotter yet – and wetter than normal too,  the National Weather Service in Miami said Tuesday. Forecasters said the same weather patterns that made for an...
  • Sides argue pros and cons of U.S. Sugar deal

    Opponents to an Everglades land deal have stepped up their attacks on a plan they say costs taxpayers too much and threatens to set back environmental restoration. Critics of the $536 million deal are waging a legal battle to derail Gov. Charlie Crist'...
  • Judge allows Crist's Everglades land deal to move forward

    A judge's ruling Wednesday kept alive Gov. Charlie Crist's bid for a half-billion-dollar Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. But Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Donald Hafele struck down the proposal to borrow as much as $2.2...
  • Dealing with other buyers could help state get all of U.S. Sugar's land

    Bringing in another buyer could help lock up the 180,000 acres of farmland Gov. Charlie Crist covets for Everglades restoration. The state's economic woes forced Crist last month to scale down his $1.34 billion proposal to use U.S. Sugar Corp. land to...
  • $533 million Everglades land deal gets initial go-ahead

    South Florida water managers today gave the initial go-ahead to Gov. Charlie Crist's scaled-down, $533 million land deal for Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District now must negotiate the final details with U.S. Sugar Corp....
  • Crist on vote for Everglades land deal: 'God Bless you'

    Gov. Charlie Crist stopped by to say "Thank You" today to the South Florida water managers who Wednesday approved his history-making $536 million Everglades restoration land deal. Crist came to the West Palm Beach headquarters of the South Florida...
  • Supreme Court speculation begins over Everglades land deal

     
    Let the tea leaf reading begin. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday waded into the nearly two-year political fight over Gov. Charlie Crist???s high-priced Everglades restoration land deal. Those for and against the $536-million, 73,000-acre land deal...
  • Aaronson calls for swifter Lake O dike fix

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson on Monday ripped the Army Corps of Engineers??? slow-moving effort to fix Lake Okeechobee???s aging dike. The corps is in the midst of a decades-long repair plan of the 70-year-old dike. The nearly $1......
  • Space shuttle Atlantis to pass 120m miles on last ride home

     
    CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronauts wrapped up their final inspection of space shuttle Atlantis' heat shield Monday as they prepared to bring the spacecraft home to Kennedy Space Center one last time.  The crew used a sensor at the end of 50-foot-long  boo...
  • Port of Palm Beach reconsiders keeping 'Inland Port' in Palm Beach County

     
    The Port of Palm Beach plans to hold a special meeting Friday to reconsider its development deal to build an ???inland port??? industrial distribution center in western Palm Beach County. Just last week, the port board had decided to wait......
  • Rooney steps down from water district before big land deal decision

     
    State House candidate Patrick Rooney Jr. has resigned his seat on the South Florida Water Management District board ??? avoiding a potentially controversial decision on a proposed $536 million Everglades restoration land deal. Rooney since 2007...
  • Latest Everglades deal better than nothing?

     
    Charlie Crist's ambitious plan in 2008 to restore the Everglades, which the governor called as “monumental as the creation of our nation's first national park,” now thrills almost no one. And no wonder. The original plan would hav...