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  1. Lake Okeechobee water release "maximized"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Palm Beach Post

    The amount of water released from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers will be "maximized" as the lake level reaches a 15-year high. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it would remove specific target flows from the current release schedule and dump as much water as practical through Moore Haven and Port Mayaca locks.

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  2. Swartz: Melzer has chance to change the script in Martin commission...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Palm Beach Post

    Candidates who want to keep Martin County different from the rest of crowded South Florida have lost county commission races when two who favor careful growth run against one development-friendly contender. In past elections, the two careful growthers split the majority vote and the candidate developers favor coasts to victory on less than 50 percent of the vote.

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  3. 24 years later, Canal Point footbridge green-lightedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Palm Beach Post

    The problem of a little footbridge in western Palm Beach County might finally be solved. And it took only 24 years.

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  4. 30K to attend Okee Music FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Palm Beach Post

    Main stage area for Okeechobee music festival in Okeechobee, Florida on January 19, 2016. "These woods have a very 'Jurassic Park' feel to them," says Cliff Rosen, pointing into a grove of century-old trees the line the narrow shaded path of the golf cart he's currently driving through his 800-acre property in sleepy Okeechobee County.

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  5. Wind chill triggers hazardous weather statement for South FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Palm Beach Post

    The overnight low has so far dipped to 51 degrees in West Palm Beach this morning, the coldest nighttime temperature of the winter season. But it's the cold temperature, combined with the wind chill, that triggered a hazardous weather statement from the National Weather Service for this morning and tonight.

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  6. Veteran Treasure Coast lawmaker Gayle Harrell endorses Rebecca Negron...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Palm Beach Post

    Veteran state Rep. Gayle Harrell , R-Stuart, is endorsing Rebecca Negron in the crowded Republican race for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 congressional seat that Rep. Patrick Murphy , D-Jupiter, is leaving to run for Senate. Harrell has been a durable figure in Treasure Coast politics.

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  7. Marginal risk for severe weather in South Florida today, Saturday...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Palm Beach Post

    National Weather Service forecasters are warning of a marginal risk for severe weather in South Florida today as the cold front of a low pressure system moves through the area. Strong to possibly severe storms are expected this morning across southwest Florida and Lake Okeechobee as the front moves in from the Gulf of Mexico.

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  8. Regulators give FPL's Okeechobee plant the go-aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Palm Beach Post

    A new $1.3 billion Florida Power & Light Co. plant is expected to be built in rural northeastern Okeechobee County by June 2019 following a Florida Public Service Commission decision Tuesday.

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  9. While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Environmentalists held news conferences around Florida Wednesday critical of legislation cast as the state's centerpiece effort to protect endangered waterways and springs. "In their current forms, these bills will not protect the citizens of Florida or our natural resources," said Katie Tripp, director of science and conservation for the Save the Manatee Club.

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  10. Negron calls for more university, environmental spending in accepting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Sen. Joe Negron , a Stuart Republican whose district includes a portion of northern Palm Beach County, was designated Wednesday as the next Senate president by the chamber's Republican caucus. Negron outlined priorities that include a $1 billion increase over two years for state universities, restoring the Bright Futures scholarships' top level so that it provides 100 percent college or university funding for students, and heightened state efforts to ease environmental woes caused by runoff from Lake Okeechobee.

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  11. House floats Legacy Florida plan to pay for Everglades workRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    House Republicans are rallying behind creating "Legacy Florida," a proposal unveiled Tuesday that would steer $200 million a year toward restoring the Florida Everglades and associated waterways. Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, is expected to file legislation in coming days.

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  12. Northern Palm Beach County thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The event features a 55-mile bicycle ride, a horseback ride between Lake Okeechobee and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, canoe/kayak paddling from the Jupiter Inlet to JD Park and a timed run along the river corridor. We have sent you a verification email.

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  13. Man found guilty in 2013 Port Salerno fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    A 38-year-old Okeechobee man was found guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Port Salerno man, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said. Randy Lewis Simmons will be sentenced Dec. 15 for the slaying of Adam Wilson, 32, the sheriff's office said on its Facebook page.

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  14. Huddle between redistricting chiefs narrows redistricting focus to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The Senate rejected the House's plan for drawing its district boundaries Wednesday, sending lawmakers back to the bargaining table in hopes of a last-ditch deal on redistricting. The House map made district changes in Miami-Dade County, condemned by key senators as diluting Hispanic voting strength, and that looms as a flashpoint between the two sides.

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  15. Urgent rip current alert issued as beach conditions worsenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The National Weather Service has issued a high risk of rip currents statement as beach and marine conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day. The statement is in effect beginning at 2 p.m. today through 8 a.m. Tuesday for beaches from Jupiter to Miami.

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  16. Disappearing Florida life captured in famed artists' paintingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    About 150 of Jim Hutchinson's friends braved a stormy night in Stuart last week to hear their favorite celebrated artist talk about living with the Seminoles and Miccosukees half a century ago. Hutchinson's paintings from those six years, well known statewide and nationally, capture not only a gone-forever way of life, but also the disappearing landscapes of Florida's tropical wilderness.

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  17. Lucky Wellington could see temps in the 60's tomorrow morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee could see temperatures dip into the upper 60's early tomorrow morning as cooler air and dry conditions continue through South Florida. "Drier air aloft has mixed down to the surface with dew points in the low 60's near Lake Okeechobee and mid to upper 60's even in far south Miami-Dade," forecasters wrote in their afternoon discussion.

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  18. Five big challenges facing the SFWMD's new directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The new head of the South Florida Water Management District, Pete Antonacci, will have his hands full as he makes it his mission to advance as many of the dozens of Everglades restoration projects as he can. Here are some of the challenges the district now faces: 1) Inadequate fresh water flow through the Everglades is causing Florida Bay to become too salty, causing the die-off of sea grass beds and the disappearance of fish diversity.

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  19. Compost maker to add 200 jobs in PahokeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    A company that turns yard waste into compost will hire 200 workers in Pahokee, the tiny town along Lake Okeechobee, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County said Thursday. Sunshine State Biomass Cooperative already operates in Pahokee and aims to expand operations with a $5 million capital investment in a 25-acre site.

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  20. Rep. Tom Rooney: Speaker Boehner's replacement - in for a rude...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Republican Rep. Tom Rooney, left, with Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy at a 2014 news conference to discuss citrus greening. Rooney credits Speaker John Boehner with helping approve money to combat greening.

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