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  1. Friday's letters: Protection in an emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    I am a freshman in Hillsborough High School's International Baccalaureate program. This year has been a great experience, with one glaring exception: last week's end-of-course exams.

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  2. Graham: Fight to save the EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    On Dec. 6, 1947, President Harry Truman was in Florida to celebrate the end of a 30-year struggle and to warn us about the future. "The battle for conservation cannot be limited to the wining of new conquests," he warned.

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  3. Editorial: Another chance for Florida to buy conservation landsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The decision by South Florida water managers this month to kill a land purchase for the Everglades cleanup presents a test for the governor and Legislature: What is Plan B, now that lawmakers have caved to the sugar industry to block a key component of the project? The decision by South Florida water managers this month to kill a land purchase for the Everglades cleanup presents a test for the governor and Legislature: What is Plan B, now that lawmakers have caved to the sugar industry to block a key component of the project? The special legislative session that begins Monday offers a timely chance to get this vital effort back on track.

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  4. Ruth: How water and cold cash mix in TallahasseeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    To understand the going rate to compromise a member of the Florida Legislature more shamelessly than a Nebraska Avenue courtesan, it is useful to think of these folks as investments in oil futures. It all depends on market variables.

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  5. Legislators approve water farming funding after copter rides, donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    This is a story about how to get things done in Tallahassee. Usually, it takes cash.

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  6. Editorial: Legislators ignore voter intent on Amendment 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Few betrayals of the public trust have played out so openly and brazenly as the Florida Legislature's fraudulent effort to implement Amendment 1, the land-buying measure that three-fourths of voters overwhelmingly approved five months ago. Few betrayals of the public trust have played out so openly and brazenly as the Florida Legislature's fraudulent effort to implement Amendment 1, the land-buying measure that three-fourths of voters overwhelmingly approved five months ago.

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  7. Monday's letters: Transport troubles all too evidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    I had to chuckle when I read this article. I would have loved to attend one of the meetings, but unfortunately I was stuck in traffic.

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  8. Perspective: How much land to protect?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Bluehead Ranch, one of the many currently unprotected Florida Forever projects, is important for protecting the headwaters of Fisheating Creek, the health of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, habitat for Florida panther and Florida black bear. It is one of the largest remaining private expanses of dry prairie, an endangered ecosystem supporting many listed species, left in Florida.

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  9. Sunday's letters: Put police work in the public eyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Your editorial on police cameras and secrecy of records was well reasoned and on point. As a former police officer of some 12 years' experience, I served at both major city and state levels.

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  10. Column: Scott's chance to fix Florida's fouled estuariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    When I came to Florida to fish in 2000, I saw sparkling, blue-green water flooding into its lagoons and estuaries and roseate spoonbills roosting in mangroves. Since then dramatic changes have occurred and, as seasoned guides will tell you, there just aren't as many fish left.

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  11. Friday's letters: Florida's war on the working poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Once again Gov. Rick Scott is backing off support for Medicaid expansion for 800,000 poor in Florida. Perhaps it is time to bring in a group like Doctors Without Borders, who work where there is war or people's medical care has been neglected.

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  12. Editorial: Overpaying for private water farms wrong approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Caulkins Citrus Co. in Martin County is being paid to retain 6,780 acre-feet of water at $76 per acre-foot.

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  13. Saturday's letters: Keep spotlight on water abusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Thank you for your excellent series on Amendment 1 and water and land conservation in Florida. It was well-written and researched as well as informative.

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  14. Florida Highway patrol: Eight dead in Glades County church van crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    A church van crashed shortly after midnight on State Road 78 in Glades County, plunging into a canal and killing eight of the 18 people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred about 12:31 a.m. at the U.S. 27 intersection west of Lake Okeechobee.

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  15. Florida taxpayers pay ranchers millions to hold water back from Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Caulkins Citrus Company, LTD, in Martin County. Caulkins is being paid to retain 6,780 acre-feet of water at a cost of $76 per acre-foot.

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  16. Water bill splits House and Senate, but for how long?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The House and Senate are drafting drastically different plans on how to spend Amendment 1 money that could only complicate efforts to come up with a comprehensive water policy. Yet as far apart as the two chambers are in passing a policy that would govern the state's water quality and quantity issues for the next generation, Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, said the Senate may offer an olive branch.

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  17. Column: Big Sugar weasels out of land dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Check out Steve Crisafulli, the Republican speaker of the Florida House. He comes from a citrus family, once headed the Brevard County Farm Bureau and has his eye on becoming state agricultural commissioner.

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  18. Editorial: Real protection for water up to Florida SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The water bill that the Florida House rammed through as its first order of business last week was lauded by supporters as a forward-looking, measured approach to managing the state's natural resources. It is no such thing.

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  19. House overwhelmingly passes new water billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Dismissing pleas from environmental groups, the Florida House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed an agricultural industry-backed overhaul of the state's water management and preservation system that could force taxpayers to pick up more costs. HB 7003 makes numerous revisions to the state's oversight of water quality and quantity, including new action plans to protect natural springs that are impaired, an easing of regulations on landowners north of Lake Okeechobee and an expansion of a program that helps landowners near impaired waters to reduce fertilizer-polluted discharge.

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  20. Captain's Corner: Springtime fishing and snookRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Springtime fishing is almost here. We're rapidly approaching the best time of the year for catching in our area.

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