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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Big Sugar should pay cleanup costs

    Leaders of Florida's sugar companies, responding to Andy Reid's recent story about taxpayers shouldering the costs of cleaning up the Everglades, objected to my description of the "ugly" legislative process that led to Gov. Rick Scott's signing of HB 7065...
  • Extreme kayak tournament has record field, good catches and a close call

    Extreme kayak tournament has record field, good catches and a close call
    Michael Wood was the big winner in Saturday’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 1 tournament out of Pompano Beach, but top junior angler Hunter Irvine might have had the most exciting catch. Wood, who fishes on the saltwater tournament team...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River
    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance

    Delayed Central Everglades plan getting a second chance
    An Everglades restoration plan unexpectedly sidelined last month will get a second look on May 23, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Central Everglades plan is a $2 billion project to get more Lake Okeechobee water flowing south to help...
  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November. "This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal

    Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal
    Call it a rain delay. This year’s rainy season likely won’t begin for another week or two, or considerably later than the average start date of May 20. That’s thanks to the unusually late cold front that arrived over South Florida last...
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  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman

    Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman
    One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday. That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...