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  • 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...
  • Costs grow for Everglades reservoir left unfinished by sugar deal

    Tack on another $12 million to the taxpayers' tab for the cost of a massive, unfinished reservoir rendered obsolete by a proposed half-billion-dollar Everglades-restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. A suggested $12 million settlement to terminate...
  • State gambling deal with Seminoles may be boon for landowners

    State gambling deal with Seminoles may be boon for landowners
    A state compact reached last month to allow Las Vegas-style gambling at the Seminole Tribe's casinos could spur major development on and around tribal reservations. In negotiating the deal, which still faces political and legal challenges, the tribe...
  • Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense

    Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense
    Aircraft used to manage water supplies from Orlando to the Keys also give rides to high-ranking public officials, flying at taxpayer expense. Trips by the South Florida Water Management District's governing board include flights with only one passenger,...
  • South Florida's tougher new water restrictions will start Tuesday

    South Florida's tougher new water restrictions will start Tuesday
    Once-a-week watering limits beginning Tuesday are intended to trigger what regulators call a "change in culture" needed to protect South Florida's water supply. After the driest back-to-back years on record, South Florida water managers are imposing...
  • Quick hits: Crist takes right turn, Lake O drain on tap?

     
    Gotta write quick, doing a TV taping today for Issues on WPBT-Ch. 2 in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I???ll be talking about the Broward primary results and glitches. You can catch the show tonight at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 12:30 p.m.......
  • 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...
  • Jesse Gaddis: 50 years of drive for owner of cab company

    At age 78, taxi tycoon and real estate investor Jesse Gaddis could easily afford to retire, hopping on his small plane to relax at his vacation homes in the Bahamas and North Carolina. But the straight-talker who grew up poor on an Indiana farm, built...
  • Building a dike: Containing Lake Okeechobee

    <b>Building a dike:</b> Containing Lake Okeechobee
  • Lake Okeechobee: A history of water levels

    <b>Lake Okeechobee:</b> A history of water levels
  • Acreage residents insist new report shows cancer is problem for all of South Florida

    A study that identifies the bottom third of Florida as a massive brain cancer cluster has set off a firestorm among Acreage residents worried about their community's reputation. They insist that the report, which surfaced on the Internet last month, is...
  • 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...