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Caulkins Water Farm Wins Don Voss River Advocate Award in Martin County

Caulkins Water Farm, one of the few truly good-news projects to emerge on the Treasure Coast since blue-green algae began fouling the St. Lucie estuary, has received one of Keep Martin Beautiful's 12 2018 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

Scott Wants All FBI Details Surrounding Failure to Investigate Cruz Tip

Gov. Rick Scott called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Monday to release all details surrounding the Bureau’s failure to take action after receiving information Jan. 5 regarding “[Nikolas] Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” Last week Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign following the Bureau’s admission it did not follow through and investigate the tip.

FBI: We Failed to Investigate Report on Suspected Parkland Shooter

The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting.

Steube Bill Still Likes Daylight Savings, but Would Let Panhandlers Stay in Central Zone

Northwest Floridians like their lives on Central time. They're happy living an hour behind the rest of the state. 
 

SFWMD Jump-Starts C-44 Reservoir's Environmental Benefits in Martin County

The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved the purchase pumps last week to help realize environmental benefits for the St. Lucie Estuary more than two years before the C-44 Reservoir is set to be completed.
 

Florida Agriculture Will Get a 3-Way Cut of $2.36 Billion in Federal Disaster Relief

Florida will be splitting $2.36 billion in federal disaster relief for agriculture losses with similarly storm-ravaged Texas and Puerto Rico. 
 
Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed off Friday on a spending plan that included an overall $90 billion disaster relief package. How much of the $2.36 billion each state will receive wasn't immediately available.
 

SFWMD Board OKs Purchase of Parcels to Preserve Everglades' Headwaters

The South Florida Water Management District's Governing Board approved another land purchase Thursday, this one to help preserve the Shingle Creek Management Area in Orange and Osceola counties. The area serves as the headwaters for Florida's Everglades.

Juan Peñalosa Tapped as FDP's Top Executive

Veteran progressive activist and Democratic operative Juan Peñalosa was named Monday executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, the first major staff appointment announced in newly elected party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo's term.

RPOF on Tuesday's State of the Union Address

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia released the following statement Tuesday night about President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:
 

Letter to the Editor: Motorola Solutions Thanks Florida First Responders

From Claudia Rodriguez, Motorola Solutions Corporate Vice President in Plantation:
 
First Responder Appreciation Week is a special time when we Floridians recognize law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who help keep us safe. This past year, first responders went above and beyond not only day-to-day but also during Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes we have seen in years.
 

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