Politics
9:29 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Crist: "Rick Scott Has Not Been On Our Side"

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Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday and he quickly turned on his opponent – Governor Rick Scott. Crist hit Scott for cutting education, going soft on utility companies and offering tax breaks to companies promising jobs – and then never delivering.

Crist told supporters he wants to restore “our Florida.”

“But virtually every issue that matters to Florida’s middle-class families, when it comes to taking even a single step to make it a little easier for Florida’s families to pay the bills...Rick Scott has not been on our side. Don’t boo. Vote", said Crist.

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Business
8:43 am
Wed August 27, 2014

ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

This image is from the Facebook page of the now-renamed 3 Thirty Three Downtown. The project in West Palm Beach, Fla., was previously called ISIS Downtown.
3 Thirty Three Downtown/Facebook

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 3:43 pm

It's not a good time to be called ISIS. A Florida condo project, a line of adult lingerie in the U.K. and others with similar names are rethinking their names.

ISIS Downtown, a development in West Palm Beach, Fla., is changing its name to 3 Thirty Three Downtown. No reason was given, but the change was noted on the project's Facebook page, which now has an updated image with the new name.

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Florida Panther
2:51 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

As The Florida Panther Rebounds, Ranchers Face Increasing Cattle Loss

A male Florida Panther at a refuge in Southwest Florida.
Credit Florida Fish and Wildlife

The endangered Florida Panther is experiencing a slight population rebound.

While this is good news for recovery efforts, it’s becoming a problem for ranchers in Southwest Florida. That’s because panthers are killing off livestock such as cattle in large numbers, and ranchers are taking a financial hit.

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Environment
10:42 am
Tue August 26, 2014

FIU and South Florida Water Management District Partner to Study Nitrogen in Caloosahatchee River

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The South Florida Water Management District is teaming up with Florida International University to study nitrogen in the Caloosahatchee River.

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Oil Drilling
10:27 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Floirda Democrats Upset Obama Paves Way for Oil Drilling

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The Obama Administration recently announced it's going to allow sonic testing off Florida's east coast to see how much oil and gas is out there. Most south Florida lawmakers are upset by the reversal.

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