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St. Lucie County (Florida)

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  • FPL seeks state approval to pass on cost of nuclear expansions to customers

    FPL seeks state approval to pass on cost of nuclear expansions to customers
    Florida Power & Light Co. officials on Tuesday sought state approval to pass on the costs for expanding the utility's nuclear power plants to consumers — a $67 million cost next year. At the first of three Public Service Commission hearings in...
  • Stimulus dollars headed to Treasure Coast this week

    The first dollars from the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package arrive on the Treasure Coast this week. But the bigger ticket items -- the ones designed to create jobs -- are months away at the earliest. This week unemployment benefits in...
  • Molecular studies institute opens in St. Lucie County

    The Treasure Coast officially became Florida's research coast Saturday, as more than 200 people celebrated the grand opening of the Torrey Pines Institute of Molecular Studies and all it has to offer for Florida's and St. Lucie County's future. "Today we...
  • Messages between commissioner Lisa Edgar and Jorge Chamizo

    Commissioner Lisa Edgar and Jorge Chamizo, a lobbyist for several major electric utilities, exchange a brief conversation on legislative issues. Edgar said they did not discuss pending PSC matters. "I always think about [what I'm barred from discussing]...
  • FEMA offers trailers for families in need in Fort Pierce parking lot

    FORT PIERCE ยท The way Jewel Hudson's eyes lit up, you would have thought she was moving into a beachfront mansion. Instead, the new home Hudson and Tom Billings Jr. saw for the first time Wednesday morning was a 30-foot travel trailer in the parking...
  • State to pay $60 million share of hurricane aid

    The state will pay more than $60 million as its share of federal hurricane assistance to Floridians but has no control over how the money is spent or who gets it. Florida officials also have no plans to ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency for...
  • Florida's Shame -- Failure to launch

    Did you enjoy your commute this morning? Neither did we. Seems to get worse every day whether you're coming or going. But don't you wonder why this is? Those of you here in 1985 probably remember hearing legislators tout a new law that said, once and for...
  • 4.5 million people without power after Frances; dumps up to 13 inches of rain

    Deceptive, destructive Hurricane Frances seized Florida Sunday in a stranglehold of water, wind and sheer persistence. But meanwhile, recovery efforts began even before the state got loose from the storm's painful grip. With a span the size of Texas and...
  • State of shock

    Florida's fourth hurricane in six weeks ripped its way across the state Sunday -- killing at least six, leaving millions without electricity and adding new woes to an already agonizing hurricane season. Hurricane Jeanne drove ashore just before...
  • 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...
  • Struggling back -- again

    Weather-whipped Floridians blinked into the bright sun Monday and for the fourth time in six weeks trudged toward recovery, dragging broken tree limbs and ripped shingles to the curb. President Bush late Monday asked Congress for $7.1 billion to help...
  • FEMA gave $21 million in Miami-Dade, where storms were 'like a severe thunderstorm'

    The four hurricanes that pummeled the rest of Florida hardly brushed Miami-Dade County. Only Hurricane Frances was a factor there -- packing the punch of a bad thunderstorm. Local officials described the damage as minimal. Yet more than 19,500 Miami-Dade...