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Why Can’t We Figure Out Flood Prevention?

Why Can’t We Figure Out Flood Prevention?

mag863 August 29, 2017 0

August brings poignance to the politics of floodwater management in low-lying cities along the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the anniversary of Katrina, the 2005 hurricane that triggered the second-most catastrophic engineering failure in human

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Why Can Florida Adults With Mental Illness Still Buy Guns?

Why Can Florida Adults With Mental Illness Still Buy Guns?

mag863 June 7, 2016 0

After every tragic, gun-related suicide the question inevitably arises: Why, in a country that purportedly mandates background checks and champions mental health, was a suicidal person permitted to purchase a firearm? Now, a new

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Rising Seas Are Pushing Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

Rising Seas Are Pushing Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

mag863 May 25, 2016 0

The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a prairie punctuated with a

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Sinkhole Discovery Suggests Humans Were in Florida 14,500 Years Ago

Sinkhole Discovery Suggests Humans Were in Florida 14,500 Years Ago

mag863 May 15, 2016 0

A stone knife, mastodon bones and fossilized dung found in an underwater sinkhole show that humans lived in north Florida about 14,500 years ago, according to new research that suggests the colonization of the

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For 1st Time Since 1978, U.S. Cruise Docks in Cuba

For 1st Time Since 1978, U.S. Cruise Docks in Cuba

mag863 May 2, 2016 0

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana Harbor on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a

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President Barack Obama Reveals Executive Actions on Gun Control During Emotional Press Conference

President Barack Obama Reveals Executive Actions on Gun Control During Emotional Press Conference

mag863 January 5, 2016 0

After weeks of speculation surrounding the possibility of President Barack Obama issuing executive actions on the nation’s dire need for a stronger focus on gun control, Obama revealed his plans to help reduce the

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Polk County’s Worst Hotel… Lakeland’s Regal Grand Lakeside Inn

Polk County’s Worst Hotel… Lakeland’s Regal Grand Lakeside Inn

mag863 October 5, 2015 2

When business sucks, rebrand. Must be the first thing that Regal Grand Lakeside Inn owner George Chiang thinks when he wakes up at 2PM every afternoon before he slips on his 80s style Miami

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Homeless ‘Resort’ Faces Resistance from Polk County Officials

Homeless ‘Resort’ Faces Resistance from Polk County Officials

mag863 August 19, 2015 0

Sean Cononie is dozing off mid-sentence again. The founder of the COSAC Foundation, which offers services to homeless individuals, has gotten about two to three hours of sleep each night for weeks after moving

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Winter Haven’s Legoland Hotel is ‘Blocks Office’ Hit With All the Family

Winter Haven’s Legoland Hotel is ‘Blocks Office’ Hit With All the Family

mag863 August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Winter Haven’s Legoland Hotel is ‘Blocks Office’ Hit With All the Family

ORLANDO has always been a hit with vacationers and now it’s even better. Just a short jaunt to Winter Haven and you’ve arrived at the Legoland Resort. We stayed at the new Legoland hotel which

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Florida Family Discovers $1M in Shipwreck Treasure

Florida Family Discovers $1M in Shipwreck Treasure

mag863 July 29, 2015 Comments Off on Florida Family Discovers $1M in Shipwreck Treasure

While tens of thousands of families travel to Florida each year to enjoy the beaches and sunshine, the Schmitt family take their annual holiday just a little off-shore in search of something else: treasure.

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