Hurricane Florence had barely made landfall in the Carolinas when the first rescue calls came in.
With a horrific red tide killing marine life and tourism on Florida’s southwest coast, and with toxic green algae bringing misery to the Treasure Coast and Fort Myers area on a now-annual basis, it’s understandable that Gov. Rick Scott would want to run away from his environmental record.
The people who serve you food in the restaurants, make repairs to your home and car, check your vitals at the doctor office, or handle your weekly banking needs all have something in common: the need for affordable housing.
GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis and his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, both cite water and environment as top issues. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, both claim credit for Everglades restoration and cleanup efforts in the Indian River Lagoon.
The Florida Supreme Court got two right and two wrong when it decided last week which of four contested constitutional amendments should appear on the Nov. 6 ballot ... In these cases, the Constitution Revision Commission snuck a couple of fast curves past the justices. Here’s hoping the vot…
University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who announced Monday she will retire in July, will leave behind a remarkable legacy. The university’s longest-serving president led USF’s transformation from a commuter school to a destination university that has made dramatic strides in a…
For the past five years, Avon Park’s Saunders sisters have hosted a block party and cornhole tournament in September to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Last year’s event was delayed due to the untimely visit of Hurricane Irma, but this year’s event was held last weekend.
Even after 17 years the shock still reverberates with us — the horror of hijacked commercial airliners deliberately steered into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and very nearly the White House or Congress.
We’re pleased when local entrepreneurs do well and have the opportunity to reach even greater heights, especially in a niche or unusual endeavor. A recent report about Gary Hinkle and his wife, Donna, offers an example.
The speed limits signs in the major commercial area of Sebring have now been changed from 55 mph to a lower speed limit of 50 mph. Motorists complained about the higher speed limit to the point that Florida Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit from Oak Circle on the south end…
There are many unsettling things about the lingering red tide outbreak in Southwest Florida: The fish and wildlife kills, the heavy air that chokes the coast one day or the next, the inconvenience and disruption of daily life for residents and the loss of income for businesses.
At a special meeting Wednesday night, Lake Placid town residents made it clear to Town Council that they do not want to see Town Hall moved to a location on U.S. 27 on the north end of town limits.
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