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Florida's elected officials can be generous to a fault – at least with your money. They're particularly gracious handing out incentives and tax breaks to companies and organizations dangling the prospect of jobs. Even if the company plans to add...
The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché. There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
TALLAHASSEE -- The business-backed fiscal watchdog Florida TaxWatch pinpointed 107 projects in the state budget that it's urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto because they were slipped into the budget at the last minute or directly benefit one specific company....
Finally giving up on developing taxpayer-owned Mecca Farms, Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday approved pursuing a $26 million deal to sell the former citrus groves to the state for water storage as well as a public shooting range. The price of the...
Tags: Farms, Everglades, Jupiter, Wildlife, Palm Beach Gardens
TALLAHASSEE – Florida TaxWatch, the business-backed group that calls itself a fiscal watchdog, has targeted $106.8 million worth of budget projects that it says Gov. Rick Scott should veto. Road projects, public safety initiatives and money for...
I remember the big ruckus ten years ago. Scripps Research Institute, the powerhouse lab from La Jolla, California, was thinking of opening a branch here in South Florida. It was going to be the catalyst for a new biotech-based economy that would free us...
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Carlsbad, Calif.: Allen Eugene Gram passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2013. Born in Aberdeen Aug. 3, 1932, he attended Central High there, where he was a standout in track and field and baseball. He was recruited by and played for the University of...
Tags: U.S. Army, College Baseball
KTLA/Los Angeles TimesSAN ONOFRE, Calif. -- Southern California Edison wants to restart a troubled nuclear reactor at its San Onofre plant. The energy giant has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to bring reactor number 2 back online after making repairs to piping at the...
Last week the students of Wellington Community High School's thinkPINKkids Club proudly presented the Scripps Research Institute with $13,000 that was raised by the 13 active clubs within Palm Beach County. The nonprofit, which started in 2009 at...
Tags: Everglades, Cancer, Charity, Teaching and Learning, Wellington
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors. And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
Palm Beach County’s Mecca Farms property is helping provide flood-control relief in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac. The 1,919-acre former citrus grove, once intended to become home to The Scripps Research Institute, has become a key part of a new...
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute announced Thursday that a $22.5 million grant will allow them to continue investigating the inner workings of the immune system for the next five years. The grant was awarded by the...
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