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  1. Taylor hosting meeting to oppose Glades land billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Palm Beach Post

    Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor is putting together a breakfast meeting Saturday to call attention to legislation she argues will harm residents of the Glades , an impoverished area along the banks of Lake Okeechobee. The object of Taylor's ire is a bill filed in the Florida Senate that calls for the purchase of land south of the lake for a reservoir project that would end the necessity of the lake discharges blamed for the algae bloom that fouled water along the Treasure Coast last year.


  2. "A Walk in the Past" planned Saturday at Jupiter's Riverbend ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Palm Beach Post

    Clewiston Museum Director, Butch Wilson, is presenting a program at Riverbend/Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservation Park on Saturday, February 11, at 10 a.m. His program, "A Walk in the Past" provides a history of prehistoric Florida and the latter Native Americans that once inhabited the Glades region around Lake Okeechobee. The presentation will provide insight into the geology, hydrology and animals of early Florida and a historical review of the latter Miayamia people.


  3. EAA Farmers, landowners to tell legislature: We do not want to sellRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Palm Beach Post

    Landowners in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday that they are not willing sellers of their property to the government for water reservoirs as proposed under Senate Bill 10. The letter signed by 13 people who collectively own hundreds of thousands of acres farmland or serve as executives of companies which own ag land in western Palm Beach County is slated to be delivered to the Senate President Joe Negron and the entire Florida Legislature Tuesday. It states they do not support any governmental acquisition of farm lands south of Lake Okeechobee to solve issues that are being caused north of Lake Okeechobee and in Martin County.


  4. Palm Beach Co. farmers form group to fight land grab that could ruin them...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | Palm Beach Post

    With a proposal to purchase land south of Okeechobee threatening to put them out of business, a coalition of Palm Beach County vegetable farmers and land owners has formed an organization to fight back. Palm Beach County sweet corn and vegetable growers say the plan to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee would put them out of business.


  5. Lake Okeechobee water war escalates with terse exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Palm Beach Post

    The Everglades Foundation responded Thursday to a South Florida Water Management District letter that called a foundation report on Lake Okeechobee "irresponsible science." The two groups have different ideas of how best to solve Lake Okeechobee's overflow problem and where the excess water should be stored so it doesn't discharge into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries.


  6. Senators to hear ambitious plan to fix Lake Okeechobee this morning...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Palm Beach Post

    The battle over healing Florida's freshwater heart moves to Tallahassee today as lawmakers hear the first formal presentation in an ambitious bid to buy farm land for Lake Okeechobee overflow. There is no legislation filed, but the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources has set aside two hours for presentations on the sweeping problems created when man rerouted Florida's natural plumbing, and the slow process of repairing the damage.


  7. Rising tide of horse manure threatens Palm Beach County water, FAU prof...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Palm Beach Post

    Frank Merlino of JH Hauling & Services Inc. in Wellington prepares a pile of horse manure for disposal. Catherine Sullivan rides Belladonna Z during a competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington last month.


  8. Thunderstorm concerns increased, could hit near rush hour todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Palm Beach Post

    The Storm Prediction Center has increased the chances for thunderstorms this afternoon in South Florida as a cool front moves through the state. Forecasters at the Norman, Okla.-based facility say areas from the tip of the peninsula to north of Lake Okeechobee are vulnerable to thunderstorms and lightening as the warming air interacts with the frontal boundary.


  9. Weather Channel expos unfairly bashes sugar industry for algae, critics sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    A documentary published this month about the summer's widespread algae outbreak faces criticism from scientists, fishermen and farmers who say it pins too much blame on Florida's sugar industry , and paints an inaccurate picture of Lake Okeechobee as a bubbling cesspool of "radioactive fish." The piece, titled "Toxic Lake - The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee", delves deep into Florida's calamitous decision to reroute its natural plumbing system, as well as the robust lobbying efforts and political prowess of Florida Crystals and U.S. Sugar.


  10. Florida's tide of red ink recedes again - hitting nine-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Florida's debt dropped $1.6 billion last year to its lowest overall level in nine years, Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet were told Tuesday. The state's Bond Finance Division executive director Ben Watkins pointed out the decline returned Florida to its more recent course of reducing the level of red ink, after a one-year increase spawned by major borrowing for road work on Interstate 4. The $24.1 billion owed by Florida is its lowest level since 2007.


  11. Cooler weather on the way, but it's still warm; PBIA ties record highRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    On Tuesday afternoon, Palm Beach International Airport tied a record for the date with a high of 87 degrees. The average high for Dec. 6 at PBIA is 82. Down the road, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport also tied the date's high with 88. And Miami International Airport set a record high with 87. An approaching cold front is forecast to bring South Florida showers, and the potential for a few thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon, the National Weather Service's Miami office said.


  12. Aaah. South Florida will cool off by the end of the week.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Things will get a little cooler later this week in South Florida, the National Weather Service's Miami office says.


  13. Thunderstorms, some strong, expected this afternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The Storm Prediction Center is warning that strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon in South Florida as a cold front moves through the state. A southerly wind flow is pulling up warm moist area that will collide with the front, causing the storms to increase into the evening hours.


  14. How many more people will live in Florida by 2030? Here's a forecast.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    An algae bloom around the Herbert Hoover Dike in Lake Okeechobee is shown here on July 8, 2016. Staff photo/Joe Forzano Every day, Florida uses 7 billion gallons of water, and by 2030 with a projected increase of 6 million people, the state will need 9 billion gallons of water each day.


  15. Does population surge mean Florida will be parched?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    With Florida's population poised to climb by 15 million people in coming decades, demand for water - already one of the state's scarcest resources - is poised to spike 54 percent if development goes unchecked, a new report shows. The agriculture region east of Lake Okeechobee already is one of the state's biggest users of water.


  16. Harmful Lake Okeechobee flows into St. Lucie Estuary will end tomorrow...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The harmful Lake Okeechobee water dumps into the St. Lucie Estuary will end tomorrow, following drier weather that allowed lake levels to slip to 15.4 feet above sea level. The discharges, which have been ongoing since February when an unusually rainy dry season filled the lake to uncomfortable levels, are blamed for a widespread algae outbreak last summer that filled coves and inlets with thick smelly green algae.


  17. School Board race: Notes from cutting room floor on Sutterfield, McQuinnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Early voting in Palm Beach County begins Oct. 24 and only one seat for the county's school board is contested. That's the District 1 seat which runs from the north county line south to Northlake in the east - including Singer Island, and hugs the outside curves of the Acreage and Royal Palm Beach in the west.


  18. No need to crack your piggy bank to attend this music festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Kai Schneider, left, and Remy Max hold each other while waiting for Skrillex to perform during the third day of the Okeechobee Music Festival in Okeechobee, Florida on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Music festivals are always a blast, especially when you get to hear your favorite jams, remixes or original songs while having your arms around your buddies and signing along.


  19. It's an emergency: West Palm's EOC goes operationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    Located at Fire Station #5 on Congress Avenue and built to withstand a Cat 5 'cane, the EOC has become workplace and bedroom to dozens of city officials, from Mayor Jeri Muoio and City Administrator Jeff Green, to police and fire chiefs and heads of every major West Palm Beach department. Desks are set up for GIS mapping people, Information Techies and officials of Public Works, Logistics, Human Resources, Planning, Development Services and more.


  20. Miami Dolphins CEO bracing for "uncertainty" of approaching Hurricane...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    The Miami Dolphins are monitoring Hurricane Matthew , with uncertainty about if or how it could impact a home game at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium against the Tennessee Titans. "Obviously right now we're thinking about the people in Haiti," Miami Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel said.


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