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Big issues for Martin County in 2016 legislative session: water and sand

Two members of Martin County’s legislative delegation listened for hours last week while more than 30 residents buttered them up, begged for money, griped about the Florida legislature’s recent bad decisions and brought wish lists for 2016. 610 more words


Save the Halpatiokee Nature Trails! Move the Bridge! Stop destroying us!

Many kudos to Shari Anchor who leads us in this fight to save this important piece of land.


The story of the Port St. Lucie Crosstown Parkway Bridge tells how we lose Florida’s natural beauty, resources and ecosystems, even if they exist in our preserve state parks. 813 more words


Lawsuits meant to silence questions about development in Martin don't pass smell test

It was skunk week in Martin County. Not to malign Florida’s real skunks, but their human imitators left an odiferous trail countywide last week. On the hit list: A respected environmental group, Martin County government and residents who have fought developers who don’t want to follow the county’s protective growth rules. 584 more words


FL - Fort Pierce man, 90, goes missing after trip to bank | www.palmbeachpost.com

A 90-year-old Fort Pierce man was reported missing Friday night after he failed to home from a trip to his bank.

James Fitzsimons left his home on St. 29 more words


Judge: Charter School Not Required To Bus Students

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Pointing to choices made by parents, a state judge has ruled that a Southeast Florida school district cannot require a charter school to provide bus transportation to students. 545 more words


"One Nation Under Mosquitos," St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon

Since the Lost Summer of 2013 and the super bloom of 2011-2013, the counties from the south and to the north along the Indian River Lagoon have been “coming together.” The more unified we are, the better we can protect, improve, and negotiate with our legislature  for our waters.   389 more words

Do Florida homeowners need better consumer protection when it comes to Citizens Property Insurance?

It’s almost as if while signing 17 other bills into law June 2, Gov. Rick Scott said to himself, “I’ve got to veto something.” How else to comprehend his contortion of logic to justify dumping homeowner insurance reform by claiming it would produce the opposite of the consumer protection it specifies. 353 more words