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250,000 Petition for Justice in Shark Abuse; FWC Probe Still Incomplete

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.

Monuments and Statues Aren't the Urgent Conversations on Race We Need

August 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Back in the '60s, I missed a chance to cover a story that haunts me to this day.

Sorry, Big Pharma: Opioids Intoxicated Tiger Woods, Not Marijuana

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.

When Protecting the Lagoon from Pollution Fails to Trump a Newspaper's Agenda

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."

Panhandle Pressure Mounts against Waste Management's Deep Well

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.

Media Eerily Mum on Dems vs. Debbie Class Action

August 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Why is there so little media attention given the class-action lawsuit filed June 28 accusing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Florida congresswoman who chaired it, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, of fraud for skewing the party’s primaries to benefit Hillary Clinton?

Okeechobee Algal Bloom Came from the North, Let's Set the Record Straight

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.

Wealthy Waterfront Town at 'Algae Central' Decides to Keep Septic Tanks

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.

Beckham's Miami Soccer Franchise: 'We're Getting Really, Really, Really Close'

August 3, 2017 - 11:00am

Miami soccer fans inched closer to getting their wish Wednesday, after the MLS Board of Governors voted to authorize "finalizing the details" on making David Beckham's investment group, Miami Beckham United, an MLS expansion franchise.

Florida Job Growth Keeps on Rising

August 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

In 2016 the Kiplinger Letter's annual state economic outlooks predicted Florida would be among the top three states likely to see the fastest employment gains in 2017, registering anywhere from a 2.1 percent to 4.0 percent increase, all topping the 1.8 percent national average.

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