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Germany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust Survivors

July 5, 2016 - 7:15pm
Ted Deutch

Members of the Florida delegation are declaring victory after Germany agreed on Tuesday to provide more financial assistance to Holocaust survivors. Germany announced it would lift caps on assistance to Holocaust survivors for home care.

Earlier this year, a senator and two congressional representatives from Florida out a measure urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that Survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years.”

Sen. Marco Rubio Amidst the Algae: '... Beyond Just an Ecological Disaster'

July 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Sen. Marco Rubio, right, and Joe Negron during a Martin County visit Friday

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited the Treasure Coast Friday to view the Lake Okeechobee discharges through the St. Lucie Lock, St. Lucie River and the inlet/beaches, and to observe the algae bloom firsthand. After a waterway tour and ground tour, he outlined ways to solve the harmful and toxic algae issue plaguing the Treasure Coast.

Carlos Beruff Needs to Scramble to Catch Marco Rubio

June 5, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Carlos Beruff

Down 50 percent or more in most polls against Marco Rubio, Republican Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff simply doesn’t have time to waste as he tries to catch the incumbent in next month’s primary. 

Blue-Green Algae: SFWMD's 'Myths vs. Facts'

June 30, 2016 - 1:45pm

The South Florida Water Management District takes its share of heat every time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forced to discharge water from Lake Okeechobee west or east. But particularly now, with the spread of so much blue-green algae, the district is inundated not only with questions, but with answers they say aren't even close.

Here is a chart SFWMD staff has produced to try to help residents understand blue-green algae, what about it is true and what isn't.

South Florida Home to Several Tight Congressional Races

June 29, 2016 - 6:00am
Frances Rooney, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Carlos Curbelo

The Florida congressional landscape is set to radically change after the November elections. Between redistricting, some unexpected retirements and two representatives running for the U.S. Senate, almost half of the Sunshine State’s 27 congressional seats are in play in the primaries or the general election. With that many seats up for grabs, Florida can expect some differences in how it's represented starting in 2017.

Central Florida Candidates Ready for Mad Dash to the Congressional Primaries

June 28, 2016 - 6:00am
David Jolly, Dan Webster and Charlie Crist

The Florida congressional landscape is set to radically change after the November elections. Between redistricting, some unexpected retirements and two representatives running for the U.S. Senate, almost half of the Sunshine State’s 27 congressional seats are in play in the primaries or the general election. With that many seats up for grabs, Florida can expect some differences in how it's represented starting in 2017.

Competitive Congressional Primaries Across North Florida

June 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho, Corrine Brown and Ron DeSantis

The Florida congressional district is set to radically change after the November elections. Between redistricting, some unexpected retirements and two representatives running for the U.S. Senate, almost half of the Sunshine State’s 27 congressional seats are in play in the primaries or the general election. With that many seats up for grabs, Florida can expect some differences in how it's represented starting in 2017.

Qualifying Ends in Senate Race as Rubio Aims for Second Term

June 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Alan Grayson, Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

Qualifying closed in Florida’s U.S. Senate race on Friday as Marco Rubio gears up to run for a second term. 

After announcing on Wednesday that he would run again, Rubio chased out most of the Republican primary field. Congressman David Jolly pulled out last week even before Rubio launched his campaign. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Congressman Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race. While he said he would stay in regardless of what Rubio did, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox bowed out of the race on Friday. 

Todd Wilcox Leaves Senate Race, Backs Marco Rubio

June 24, 2016 - 9:45am
Todd Wilcox

On Friday, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox ended his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. 

Former GOP Rivals Back Rubio Even as Rick Scott Holds Off

June 23, 2016 - 12:15pm
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott

With Marco Rubio announcing on Wednesday that he would run for another term in the Senate, some of his former presidential rivals endorsed him but a prominent Florida Republican remains on the sidelines. 

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