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