| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Last week: Good for Diana Nyad. Not sure why anyone would want to swim 110 miles in shark and jellyfish infested waters, but I admire her perseverance.
Looking ahead: Great Weekend ahead: UF v. UM and opening weekend of the NFL.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure.
“If our people ever...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Deltona Trinity Christian departed at 3 p.m. on Thursday for its 362-mile trip to the Florida Keys to play Marathon in a Friday night football season opener.
The Eagles broke the trek into two parts, driving to Okeechobee on Thursday for a walk-...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Gov. Rick Scott committed Florida on Wednesday to pouring $90 million into a project to add 2.6 miles of bridging to Tamiami Trail to improve water flow into Everglades National Park.
This is the first substantial state commitment to the bridges, a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Gov. Rick Scott, a frequent critic of out-of-control federal spending, implored the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday to pony up more money to shore up the Hoover dike system along Lake Okeechobee and help clean up Florida waterways.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Changes to Florida’s much-maligned voting laws and help for struggling Glades communities are among the priorities that Palm Beach County state lawmakers say they plan to push for during the spring legislative session.
Palm Beach County...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Most of South Florida is now at a high risk of seeing wildfires, and some water supplies are lower than normal, as moderate drought conditions have spread across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Palm Beach County, which received enough rain to escape...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:52 AM
An urban flood advisory has been issued for east central Broward County.
The National Weather Service says radar has detected heavy rainfall in excess of 3 inches per hour in some areas. The rain is expected to continue until at least 2 p.m.