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  1. U.S. Sugar land-buy battle kicked up a notchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Palm Beach Post

    Although the Governor and the South Florida Water Management District have hinted strongly that they don't support buying U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration and the Speaker of the House Steve Crisafulli has unequivocally said "no," an environmental group has launched a six-figure television and multimedia campaign in support of the land buy. Meanwhile, U.S. Sugar, which wants to continue to farm the land, has countered by providing journalists with a smorgasbord of public records on its new virtual filing cabinet for the media.

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  2. Guy Harvey resorts to Glades residents: "The best is yet to come"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Palm Beach Post

    Guy Harvey Outpost says "the best is yet to come" if Pahokee officials decide to bring the company's signature line of resorts and lodges to the banks of Lake Okeechobee. In a presentation submitted to Pahokee officials, Harvey's resort chain said it plan to take over operations the city's marina and campground would bring sunset celebrations, fishing, festivals, and motorcycle and eco-camping to region.

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  3. Farmers brace for cold tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Palm Beach Post

    Helicopters fly over Benton Tyson's cornfield between Belle Glade and Pahokee before dawn Jan. 17, 2014, in an attempt to keep the crops from freezing. Belle Glade and Pahokee area farmers are lining up helicopters today in case they are needed to protect sensitive sweet corn and green bean crops from freezing temperatures tonight.

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  4. Speaker Crisafulli: Don't buy land south of Lake ORead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Palm Beach Post

    Finally, an elected official in Florida has made a decision on whether the state should buy a large swath of U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration and is willing to say so publically. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, says he opposes the controversial land deal that would enable the South Florida Water Management District to purchase 46,800 acres of land south of the lake at fair market value.

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  5. Does Gov. Scott's Everglades restoration plan go far enough?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Gov. Rick Scott, here talking with the press at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center after signing the Everglades restoration bill in 2013, on Tuesday pledged about $150 million this year and $5 billion over the next 20 years dedicated to Everglades restoration projects.. when he urged lawmakers to set aside a quarter of the money raised by Amendment 1 for Everglades restoration.

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  6. Should Florida buy the U.S. Sugar land to help save rivers, restore...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Protesters, including active paddler Tracy Booth, of Stuart, show their opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers release of water into the St. Lucie River estuary at the St. Lucie River Lock and Dam last week. The message to Gov. Rick Scott from a growing number of South Florida residents is clear: Buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land south of Lake Okeechobee now.

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  7. PBC getting new bookmobile, thanks to $225,000 donationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Bookmobiles are custom made so it will take at least a year for the county to acquire its new bookmobile. "We are very happy, obviously, and are already at work to procure the new vehicle,'' library director Doug Crane said Friday.

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  8. Palm Beach County not happy with FEMA, Army CorpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    Palm Beach County has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hold off on finalizing flood zone maps that could force some of the county's poorest residents to pay for flood insurance. The county wants FEMA to hold off on the maps until the agency gets updated information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has upgraded a part of the dike system at Lake Okeechobee.

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  9. Water storage deal smells like a costly boondoggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    In 2013, worried about the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pumped billions of gallons of runoff and Lake Okeechobee water into the brackish Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. The consequences for water quality, and the plant and animal life were extreme - dead oyster beds, dead manatees and dead sea grass beds.

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  10. West Palm Beach Commissioners to hear long-rarge water supply plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    At a work session this morning, West Palm Beach commissioners will hear an update on how and where they'll get their water over the next several decades. In August, assistant city administrator Scott Kelly, who's the city's point man on water supply and treatment, told commissioners research showed the population served by West Palm Beach's water system will increase by 60 percent in the next half century, but average and maximum demand will increase by only about 45 percent.

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  11. Should Palm Beach County ditch the Treasure Coast Regional Planning...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    After 38 years, Palm Beach County officials want to leave the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to hook up with the big cities in the South Florida Regional Council, which has dropped "planning" from its name. Instead of developing policies for economic and regional planning in an area with almost 2 million people, Palm Beach County would be dealing with the problems of 4.4 million.

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  12. Is Gov. Rick Scott sincere about Everglades restoration?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    If there were doubts about the sincerity of Gov. Rick Scott's intentions for the Everglades, they were lifted this month after the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity raised 34 specific objections to the 43,0000-acre development sector plan known as Sugar Hill. Encompassing 43,313 acres of land, the Sugar Hill Sector Plan would put 18,000 residential units and 25 million square feet of commercial space -- the equivalent of 25 Gardens Malls - onto what's now mostly Hendry County sugarcane fields, with estimated build-out planned for 2060.

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  13. Sierra Club endorses Crist, says he'll 'reverse the damage' Scott causedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    The Sierra Club of Florida endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist for governor Tuesday, citing his past performance in fighting coal-fired utility plants, Everglades restoration, climate change and regulatory matters. Sierra Club is one of the few environmental organizations that issues endorsements.

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  14. After 86 years, survivor recalls the great 1928 hurricaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    Leslie Douglas , a survivor of the 1928 hurricane, with his son Brian, who still resides in Palm Beach County. Leslie Douglas turned 96 in February.

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  15. Get trashy at world's biggest beach clean-up Saturday in Palm Beach CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    On Saturday, join about 650,000 volunteers across the globe - 3,000 expected in Palm Beach County - for the International Coastal Cleanup , the largest one-day beach cleaning on earth. Last year, volunteers in 92 countries bagged 12.3 million pounds of trash and enough discarded fishing line to go up and over Mt.

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  16. Memorial for 1928 hurricane set for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    The 86th anniversary of the great 1928 hurricane will be marked on Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a 10 a.m. memorial service for the more than 2,500 people killed in the Sept.

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  17. Everglades Island lot fetches $8.95 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    Palm Beach County has waterfront properties for people whose pocket books can take a hit of tens of millions of dollars, to those who can't afford much over $100,000.

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