| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:56 AM
With new party leadership, an advantage in voter registration, and a vulnerable Republican governor seeking re-election, Florida Democrats should be in a strong position, but the outlook isn't all that dazzling.
Even though they outnumber Republicans in...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
With numerous showers and thunderstorms across the region, an urban flood advisory was issued for northeastern Broward and for Palm Beach County today as parts of those areas have been saturated from rains in the past few weeks.
A flash flood warning...
| May 16, 2013
Buried headfirst in a bed of flowers and mulch across the street from Bal Harbour Shops is a 12-foot-tall sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman, a historical figure who hand-delivered mail sans shoes along the beach between Lake Worth and Miami during the...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Rising waters from recent rains prompted the Army Corps of Engineers this week to start dumping Lake Okeechobee water east into the St. Lucie Estuary and out to sea.
The new low-level discharges are aimed at stemming the rise in lake levels on the eve...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Anglers can begin catching snook again today on the Atlantic coast and inland waters along the east coast, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The snook season remains closed on the Gulf Coast, including Everglades National Park and...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A deadly citrus disease carried by jumping plant lice has spread to California, posing risks to the state's $2-billion citrus industry and the backyard trees of suburbanites, state officials said Friday. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials had been...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Sigh, here we go again. The Legislature has approved student-led "inspirational messages" (euphemism for prayer) at school events, is trying to make it harder for women to get abortions and has shot down full-blown resort casinos in South Florida. In........
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Just before Christmas, Palm Beach County commissioners plan to present lawmakers their growing wish list for state funding. County commissioners meet with local state legislators on Dec. 20 to discuss their requests for the legislative session that begins...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:31 PM
"Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season.
South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...