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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.

Video'd Shark Fishermen Banned from Sarasota Slam Tourney

August 2, 2017 - 11:15am
Marina Jack, Sarasota

So inundated with protests over the possible participation of Michael Wenzel and Robert Lee "Bo" Benac in their popular fishing tournament, the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) has posted an assurance to the community on the tourney website that the accused marine-life abusers won't be fishing in the Sarasota Slam.

Will Shark Video Propel Lawmakers to Get Tougher with Animal Abusers?

August 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Maybe some good will come from the heinous acts of animal cruelty against sharks and other creatures, including a pelican, mounted like trophies on social media last week by the fishermen responsible.

Tropical Storm Emily Bears Down on South Florida

July 31, 2017 - 11:00am

A tropical storm that formed quickly near Tampa -- and at 10:45 a.m. Monday was only 35 miles offshore -- is threatening southern Florida with heavy rain, strong winds and possible flash flooding.



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