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  1. Water district to rebuff U.S. Sugar land deal...againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Palm Beach Post

    The governing board of the South Florida Water Management District will take another swing at explaining why it is against the U.S. Sugar land deal at its monthly meeting on May 14. The controversial land deal will be the first item addressed during the discussion portion of the meeting at the district's West Palm Beach headquarters, according to the agenda released Thursday. The dispute over the land deal stems from the 2010 contract the district signed with U.S. Sugar to purchase 26,800 acres for Everglades.

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  2. Republican Pat Rooney Jr. will not run for open Patrick Murphy House...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Palm Beach Post

    Citing business and family concerns, Republican state Rep. Pat Rooney Jr. will not run for the open Palm Beach-Treasure coast congressional seat that Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy is leaving to run for Senate. Many Republicans saw Rooney as a prize recruit for District 18, which the national GOP considers a top opportunity to capture a seat held by Democrats in 2016.

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  3. Sally Swartz: Thank activists for revealing Port Mayaca green algae...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Palm Beach Post

    Another tragedy for the St. Lucie River could help push state lawmakers to buy sugar industry-owned land south of Lake Okeechobee. From Sanibel to Sewall's Point, from St. Lucie County to Miami, that's what river advocates are hoping.

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  4. Calvin Peete, 1943-2015Pulled himself up from Glades to PGA TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Palm Beach Post

    Calvin Peete, who rose from a childhood of picking vegetables in the fields neighboring Lake Okeechobee to become an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour, died early Wednesday morning in Atlanta. He was 71. Peete overcame a broken arm suffered when he fell out of a tree at age 12 that never fully healed to lead the Tour in driving accuracy for nine straight years.

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  5. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Everglades Foundation to meet with VP Joe Biden...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Palm Beach Post

    Reps. Patrick Murphy , D-Jupiter, and Gwen Graham , D-Tallahassee, and leaders of the Everglades Foundation will meet Thursday at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss Everglades protection efforts and the recent discovery of a toxic, blue-and-green algae bloom on the east side of Lake Okeechobee. Everglades restoration and discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River are big issues in Murphy's Palm Beach-Treasure Coast House district.

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  6. Pundit Noelle Nikpour considers GOP run for Patrick Murphy House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Palm Beach Post

    Noelle Nikpour , an Arkansas-based Republican fundraiser and commentator, is moving to Florida and considering a run for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional seat that Rep. Patrick Murphy , D-Jupiter, is leaving to run for Senate. "Right now I'm sitting on the fence," Nikpour said Tuesday when asked about the House race.

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  7. Lawmakers get slimy green water in late-hour appeal from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Palm Beach Post

    The Everglades Trust continued its pitch Tuesday for state lawmakers to buy U.S. Sugar Corp., land for water storage, including thousands of petition signatures and plastic bottles filled with slimy green water in its last-ditch plea. But lawmakers have shown little interest in endorsing the demand from the Everglades Trust and other environmental groups to spend between $500 million and $700 million to buy 46,000 acres of U.S. Sugar property south of Lake Okeechobee by October.

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  8. Guy Harvey drops plan to open resort in PahokeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Outpost has dropped its plan to transform the Pahokee marina and campground on the edge of Lake Okeechobee into a vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Guy Harvey, a longtime Fort Lauderdale resident, signs autographs at Bealls in Jupiter, Florida on June 13, 2014.

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  9. Obama in Everglades: Has Florida been a good steward of restoration...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    President Obama's Earth Day message that Florida's River of Grass is a fragile national treasure worthy of protection is a timely one, both within our state and on the national stage. Florida needs the federal government to fund Everglades restoration projects, as Gov. Rick Scott noted in a news release Tuesday.

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  10. Another "who done it" in U.S. Sugar dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    A Stuart lawyer has filed a sweeping public records request with the University of Florida, seeking all documents - including emails, text messages, handwritten notes - related to a water study being touted by proponents of a controversial land deal as a reason to by U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee. Attorney Lance Richard, who handles criminal defense and divorce cases, declined to comment on why he filed the report or how he intends to use it.

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  11. Jimmy Buffett's pitch not enough to save the EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Despite pitches from singer Jimmy Buffett and author Carl Hiassen - think Everglades and you think of these guys - Florida's plan to buy 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar may strike out. Like the sun dropping behind the horizon at a Key West sunset, the size of the land buy has been shrinking.

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  12. Actors hired to prostest sugar dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Protestors chant "Stop the waste" during a rally at the South Florida Water Management in West Palm Beach. We've heard of money mucking up politics, but those sorts of gripes usually center on billionaires and multinantionals throwing around money to get their way.

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  13. Real Time thumbnailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    A woman takes a picture of a foamy area on a tour of the St. Lucie River during the 2013 Lake Okeechobee discharges. A landmark study from Florida's leading Realtor group proves what some homeowners were saying back in 2013 when Lake Okeechobee discharge turned parts of the St. Lucie River green _ mucky water lowers home values.

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  14. Who is behind the petition against U.S. Sugar land deal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Another protest is scheduled this Thursday at the South Florida Water Management District but the Mermaid of Death is not expected among the tea party activists and others who intend to urge the district not to purchase 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar. The 9 a.m. protest is being promoted by the Tea Party of Miami and Florida Citizens Against Waste, a group that has no contact information on its website and is not registered to do business in Florida.

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  15. Scott signs bill setting Florida 2016 presidential primary on March 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    It's official. Florida's presidential primary in 2016 will be held on March 15, guaranteeing the winner of the Republican primary all of Florida's sizable number of delegates.

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  16. Tours begin to see rare flock of flamingos in South Florida's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Flamingos have started arriving again in a remote area of the Everglades, where the local Aubudon Society is leading weekend tours. Last year, scientists at the site counted 147 of the pink and black birds, the largest flock of flamingos seen in Florida for more than a 100 years.

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  17. Death Mermaid, other protesters urge water managers to buy U.S. Sugar...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Linda Curtis of Stuart wears Death Mermaid costume to dramatize harmful effects of Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St. Lucie River estuary. Chanting "Buy the land" and "No purchase, no peace," about 60 demonstrators gathered outside South Florida Water Management District headquarters this morning to urge the district's board to approve the purchase of 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee to store water.

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  18. Are Lake O discharges threatening Martin's Bird Island?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Florida's newest Critical Wildlife Area, a tiny bird island in the Indian River Lagoon near Sewall's Point, has survived erosion, hurricanes and the curiosity of boaters and fishermen. Now if faces a challenge - again - from an early dumping of Lake Okeechobee's murky water.

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  19. House passes water-policy overhaul billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    A bill proposing a massive overhaul of the state's water policy passed passed the House today - the third day of the session - with only 9 dissenting votes. The bill has rallied environmental groups, who say it will gut existing plans to clean-up Lake Okeechobee and shift responsibility for overseeing the clean-up from the South Florida Water Management District and the Department of Environmental Protection to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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

    Feb 23, 2015 | 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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