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August 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Credit: Carlos R. Munoz
The state investigation into the alleged abuse of marine life off Manatee County in July -- most prominently, a live shark dragged to death behind a speedboat -- was still incomplete Monday afternoon.
August 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
One of the radical rewrites of the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan by the 2012 county commission, and engineered by Martin County’s “shadow government,” likely will be rolled back at Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Finally.
August 21, 2017 - 8:30am
The Florida Democratic Party is faced with a huge dilemma. It hasn’t won the governor’s mansion in a generation and unless Democrats nominate the right person, they won’t have a chance at winning back the most coveted position in Florida government.
August 19, 2017 - 6:00am
Back in the '60s, I missed a chance to cover a story that haunts me to this day.
August 18, 2017 - 1:45pm
Will Awan go Barry White? Will he hit a Michael Jackson note? Will he throw in some rap or heavy metal?
August 18, 2017 - 12:45pm
Enough already. Moderate-Republican elected officials, calm down and take a lude. Mainstream Media, you’ve run the storyline into the ground now for four days.
August 17, 2017 - 6:00am
How did the media get it THAT wrong about Tiger Woods? Literally dozens of news outlets nationwide listed marijuana first as the reason the golfing great was found asleep at the wheel on the side of the road in Palm Beach County in May.
August 14, 2017 - 11:00am
What would happen if Rick Baker went partisan for the black vote, as Rick Kriseman seems to be doing, and said, "Look at what Democrats did?"
August 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Have I got this right? One of the leading columnists for a newspaper whose market serves the heart of last year's blue-green algae disaster is OK with septic tanks?  Well, septic tanks apparently would be OK in Sewall's Point if only the town's nearly 2,000 residents weren't behaving exactly like Glades folks portrayed them -- as "wealthy coastal elites."
August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
Senator John McCain of Arizona sequentially played the role of superhero, villainous traitor (to Republicans), and savior (to Obamacare) as the McConnell “skinny repeal” lost by one vote—his.
August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Waste Management does get what it wants most of the time. But every now and then, every once in a rare occasion, the behemoth garbage hauler feels the jolt of  a protest pushback.
August 8, 2017 - 3:45pm
On Tuesday, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, who is running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, delivered remarks at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit. Below are excerpts from his remarks:
August 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
If you followed Thursday's short South Florida Water Management District Governing Board meeting, you got the facts, not the bull, about where the algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee came from.
August 4, 2017 - 9:45am
The Florida Democratic Party sent out an Aug. 3 legislative memo detailing issues in the nonpartisan St. Petersburg mayoral race.
August 4, 2017 - 9:15am
Well, roll me in corn flour and call me dinner ... Sewall's Point, one of the wealthiest towns in Florida -- the one at the epicenter of blue-green algae on the Treasure Coast -- this week turned down septic-to-sewer conversion.

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