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2,500+ Acres of Environmentally Sensitive Okeechobee Ranch Preserved

October 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

The governor and Cabinet approved Tuesday the preservation of 2,523 acres of environmentally sensitive land within Corona Ranch in Okeechobee County through cost-effective conservation easements, which prevent future development of the land and allow agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. 

SFWMD Moving Ahead of Schedule on Plan to Send More Water South

October 13, 2017 - 6:00am
SFWMD's existing S-333 flood control structure

The South Florida Water Management District issued a statement during Thursday's Governing Board meeting announcing it is moving forward with two major components of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the congressionally approved plan to move more water south and into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

Poll Shows Trump Has Work to Do to Win over Latinos

October 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Darren Soto and Annette Taddeo

A poll released Wednesday by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice shows a clear majority of Florida Latinos -- 64 percent -- disapproves of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 of 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about, or is hostile toward, Latinos. 

Florida Voices React to Las Vegas Massacre

IRS Formally Adopts ‘Landmark’ Pari-Mutuel Regulations

September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Gulfstream Park this week

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday they will formally adopt modernized regulations for the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds. 

Florida’s Municipal Electric Utilities, Power Plants in Full-Prep Mode for Irma

September 8, 2017 - 3:30pm

Tallahassee-based Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has activated its mutual aid network and is lining up crews to restore power to areas that will be affected by Hurricane Irma, according to a FMEA statement.

Our Eyes for Irma: Hurricane Hunters

September 6, 2017 - 7:45pm
Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J

Pilots of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have been flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma for the past four days.

Maximum winds were recorded at a jaw-dropping 185 miles per hour, said Maj. Brad Roundtree, making it one of the strongest Atlantic storms in history. 

Roundtree says, "Our Hurricane Hunters will continue to fly until landfall."

Part of the 403rd Wing, based out of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., the Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is the only U.S. military unit that flies into tropical storms and hurricanes.

Florida Reacts to Trump's Decision to End DACA

September 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Deutch and Charlie Crist

The federal government will officially end a program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but with a “wind down” period in order to give Congress ample time to create a replacement plan.

Barney Bishop, Sunshine State News Retract and Apologize to John Morgan

Florida Mourns Unexpected Loss of Greg Evers

August 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Greg Evers

Former State Sen. Greg Evers died suddenly and unexpectedly Monday evening in a car crash, causing a wave of reactions from throughout the state.

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