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The Palm Beach Post
Erika's remnants pass don't disrupt Sunday plans; schools to openAfter days of watching and cautiously preparing for a storm that broke apart, r
Erika's remnants pass don't disrupt Sunday plans; schools to open
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
After days of watching and cautiously preparing for a storm that broke apart, residents across Palm Beach County spent a fairly normal, if not occasionally rainy, Sunday. Remnants of Erika moved across South Florida, with periods of strong showers,... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Big defeats for cellar dwellersAt Forrester Park, Mosgiel beat University 7-1 - and student coach Darren Hart
Big defeats for cellar dwellers
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
At Forrester Park, Mosgiel beat University 7-1 - and student coach Darren Hart got close up views of the action as he played in goal. At Tahuna Park, Dunedin Technical went one better with an 8-1 win, and again there was a makeshift goalkeeper.... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mesut Ozil is injured... and Arsenal fans act like the world has endedThe news is that Ozil, who missed part of last season with injury, has picked u
Mesut Ozil is injured... and Arsenal fans act like the world has ended
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
The news is that Ozil, who missed part of last season with injury, has picked up another knock on his nobbly knees. He's not the only one on the sidelines, as he joins Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Danny Welbeck in having picked up knocks... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Tropical Storm Erika creates unknowns for South FloridaHeavy rains, gusty winds and possibly worse weather are expected to start Sunda
Tropical Storm Erika creates unknowns for South Florida
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Heavy rains, gusty winds and possibly worse weather are expected to start Sunday in South Florida, as Tropical Storm Erika makes its projected path through the state. The storm, one of the trickiest systems to predict in recent decades, could still... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
FPL gets OK to buy, close Jacksonville coal power plantFriday, August 28, 12:01 PM EDT A three-member panel of the Florida Public Ser
FPL gets OK to buy, close Jacksonville coal power plant
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
Friday, August 28, 12:01 PM EDT A three-member panel of the Florida Public Service Commission signed off on the $520.5 million deal, little more than a month after FPL and the state Office of Public Counsel reached a settlement agreement. The Office... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
FPL purchase of coal plant it plans to shut down approvedFlorida Power & Light Co. customers will pay $520.5 million to purchase a Jacks
FPL purchase of coal plant it plans to shut down approved
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
Florida Power & Light Co. customers will pay $520.5 million to purchase a Jacksonville coal-fired power plant that the company plans to shut down. The Florida Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement Thursday between FPL and the... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
FPL customers have paid $4.2 billion too much for natural gasFlorida Power & Light Co. customers have paid $4.2 billion too much for natural
FPL customers have paid $4.2 billion too much for natural gas
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
Florida Power & Light Co. customers have paid $4.2 billion too much for natural gas in the last 13 years because the utility buys most of the fuel through hedging, rather than on the open market. Associate Public Counsel Erik Sayler told the Florida... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
FPL gets OK to buy and close coal-fired plantFlorida Power & Light Co. received approval Wednesday to buy and then close a c
FPL gets OK to buy and close coal-fired plant
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Florida Power & Light Co. received approval Wednesday to buy and then close a coal-fired plant in Jacksonville, a deal that has drawn fire from industrial users. FPL signed a long-term contract in 1988 to buy electricity from the Cedar Bay plant... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
FPL says improvements to system will help keep customers out of the dark after stormsHIALEAH, Fla. - As storms blew through South Florida in 2004 and 2005, no one w
FPL says improvements to system will help keep customers out of the dark after storms
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 5 days ago
HIALEAH, Fla. - As storms blew through South Florida in 2004 and 2005, no one was immune to the power of Mother Nature - not even FPL workers. "I was also without power pretty much the same time that everyone else was out of power," says Chris... Read more
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NBC Miami
FPL Prepares for Tropical Storm ErikaIf Tropical Storm Erika does indeed hit the sunshine state, Florida Power & Lig
FPL Prepares for Tropical Storm Erika
NBC Miami / Posted 5 days ago
If Tropical Storm Erika does indeed hit the sunshine state, Florida Power & Light says they are ready to keep you out of the dark. FPL says they've spent $2 billion since Hurricane Wilma to make their power system stronger and more equipped to... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
FPL's fracking results a real gasRemember how Florida Power & Light's $191 million investment in an Oklahoma fra
FPL's fracking results a real gas
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
Remember how Florida Power & Light's $191 million investment in an Oklahoma fracking venture was going to be great for the utility's electric customers, with benefits starting immediately? "Savings for customers actually begin on day one," FPL... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Tropical Storm Erika: FPL prepared, but outages will happenWhile Erika is forecast to be a Category 1 hurricane, not a Category 3 like Wil
Tropical Storm Erika: FPL prepared, but outages will happen
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 5 days ago
While Erika is forecast to be a Category 1 hurricane, not a Category 3 like Wilma was when it hit South Florida in 2005, it could be the first major test of FPL’s storm hardening efforts. Since Hurricane Wilma tore across the state on Oct. 24, 2005,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Pregnant woman inside bus stop when lightning strikes poleA pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after lightning struck a light pole
Pregnant woman inside bus stop when lightning strikes pole
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after lightning struck a light pole near a Fort Myers restaurant. It happened near the PDQ restaurant in the 12400 block of South Cleveland Avenue. We’re told an employee with Lee County EMS was driving... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
FPL's fracking investment is a money loser so farFlorida Power & Light expects to lose millions of dollars in the first year of
FPL's fracking investment is a money loser so far
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Florida Power & Light expects to lose millions of dollars in the first year of a $191 million natural gas investment in Oklahoma. The utility filed a report with state regulators forecasting $5.8 million in 2015 losses for its customers. Millions of... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Hurricane Katrina hit South Florida 10 years ago todayIt was 10 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina hit South Florida. Although th
Hurricane Katrina hit South Florida 10 years ago today
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
It was 10 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina hit South Florida. Although the system saved its worst for New Orleans, it caused substantial damage in this region. A review of the catastrophic storm: After forming near the Bahamas, Katrina struck... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Two men critically injured in SUV crash with poleFort Lauderdale Fire Rescue freed two men from a mangled SUV after it crashed i
Two men critically injured in SUV crash with pole
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue freed two men from a mangled SUV after it crashed into a pole Monday night, critically injuring both of them. The driver of the older model GMC Suburban lost control about 8 p.m. and slammed into a pole where Northwest... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Asa Hutchinson offers Mad Libs of Republican talking points to Health Reform Task ForceOften these talking-point tweaks are awkward fits or even counterproductive to
Asa Hutchinson offers Mad Libs of Republican talking points to Health Reform Task Force
Arkansas Times / Posted 7 days ago
Often these talking-point tweaks are awkward fits or even counterproductive to the goals of the program. Some of Hutchinson's ideas don't seem to have a coherent rationale at all. The task force remains on a quest to find, well, something that would... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Daniels Pkwy. crash causes power outageIt was a traffic headache in Fort Myers Sunday morning after a single car wreck
Daniels Pkwy. crash causes power outage
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 8 days ago
It was a traffic headache in Fort Myers Sunday morning after a single car wreck closed parts of Daniels Parkway and left homes and businesses without power for several hours. Dozens of drivers were caught off guard when they found gas pumps out of... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Technical takes the trophy at Tonga ParkFor Caversham it was the last game of the season. Clearly there was solace in h
Technical takes the trophy at Tonga Park
Otago Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
For Caversham it was the last game of the season. Clearly there was solace in having won the FPL championship, and coach Tim Horner still has the South Island championship in his sights. That match, against Mainland champion Cashmere Technical, is... Read more
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Op-Ed News
More than two-thirds of the still-uninsured are eligible for Obamacare assistanceThis new study from the Urban Institute is both maddening and instructive. Madd
More than two-thirds of the still-uninsured are eligible for Obamacare assistance
Op-Ed News / Posted 9 days ago
This new study from the Urban Institute is both maddening and instructive. Maddening because millions of people are needlessly missing out on getting affordable health insurance and instructive because it shows how the complexity of Obamacare makes... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
FPL customers file complaint over solar rebate shutoutThree Florida Power & Light Co. customers have filed a formal complaint with th
FPL customers file complaint over solar rebate shutout
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 10 days ago
Three Florida Power & Light Co. customers have filed a formal complaint with the Florida Public Service Commission over what the solar industry called FPL’s botched solar rebate online reservation system back in January. Richard Silvestri of Fort... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Caversham-Dunedin Technical match season's climaxThe fixture has stood out like a beacon all year, but Caversham has already bee
Caversham-Dunedin Technical match season's climax
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
The fixture has stood out like a beacon all year, but Caversham has already been presented with the trophy, and even with two games yet to play, Technical can not overhaul coach Tim Horner's champion side. There will still be pride to play for, and... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Miami airport's energy makeover saves power, moneyAug. 21--With millions of lights spread around three terminals and two parking
Miami airport's energy makeover saves power, money
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 11 days ago
Aug. 21--With millions of lights spread around three terminals and two parking garages, changing burned-out bulbs at Miami International Airport is no easy task. So, sometimes when lights go -- especially on fixtures 90 feet high -- they stay out... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
NextEra seeks to build natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma and TexasJuno Beach-based NextEra Energy, Inc. said Thursday it plans to build a 250-mil
NextEra seeks to build natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 11 days ago
Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy, Inc. said Thursday it plans to build a 250-mile natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas in its latest venture into the pipeline space. Southern Star Central Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC, an indirect,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Riviera Beach memorabilia sought for permanent exhibitEvery picture tells a story. And in Riviera Beach, those tales are more importa
Riviera Beach memorabilia sought for permanent exhibit
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 12 days ago
Every picture tells a story. And in Riviera Beach, those tales are more important than ever. That’s because the Community Redevelopment Agency is organizing an exhibit replete with photos and other memorabilia that will showcase the city’s history.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Energy costs falling in South FloridaIt's not just gasoline prices that are dropping. South Florida is getting a bre
Energy costs falling in South Florida
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
It's not just gasoline prices that are dropping. South Florida is getting a break on all energy costs this summer, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday The price of gas, electricity and natural gas all fell in July from a year earlier,... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Regulators asked to reject FPL nuclear requestTALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light is receiving pushback from South Florida of
Regulators asked to reject FPL nuclear request
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light is receiving pushback from South Florida officials and other critics as it requests $34.2 million from customers to continue planning a pair of nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade... Read more
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Arkansas Times
More evidence that most of the Arkansans kicked out of the private option are eligible beneficiaries with no incomeWednesday, August 19, 2015 In addition, DHS has indicated that in October of 2
More evidence that most of the Arkansans kicked out of the private option are eligible beneficiaries with no income
Arkansas Times / Posted 13 days ago
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 In addition, DHS has indicated that in October of 2014 they had done a special data extract run to determine what percentage of the PO population was at 0% of FPL. The answer at the time was approximately 40%. DHS has... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Turkey Point reactors' cost rises, FPL faces pushback at PSCThe projected costs of two new reactors proposed for Florida Power & Light’s Tu
Turkey Point reactors' cost rises, FPL faces pushback at PSC
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 13 days ago
The projected costs of two new reactors proposed for Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point plant on Biscayne Bay have increased by more than $1 billion in the last seven years, and the project has been delayed by a decade. On Tuesday, FPL faced... Read more
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The Maui News
Scare tactics about NextEra, its HECO takeover are irresponsibleHowever, the authors portray our partnership as a "step backward" for Hawaii. N
Scare tactics about NextEra, its HECO takeover are irresponsible
The Maui News / Posted 16 days ago
However, the authors portray our partnership as a "step backward" for Hawaii. Nothing could be further from the truth. NextEra Energy is the world's largest producer of wind and solar energy, and has one of the cleanest emissions profiles in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Five Louisiana projects under consideration for funding under Restore ActEach state and federal agency involved in the council got the chance to recomme
Five Louisiana projects under consideration for funding under Restore Act
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
Each state and federal agency involved in the council got the chance to recommend five projects for funding. All five of Louisiana’s projects were accepted for consideration. West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization, $7.2 million for... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Playoff raises question of SI leagueConfirmation of a South Island championship match between Caversham and Mainlan
Playoff raises question of SI league
Otago Daily Times / Posted 17 days ago
Confirmation of a South Island championship match between Caversham and Mainland's top team will add some zing to the end of the season. The date has been decided as September 5 and Caversham has been confirmed as the southern candidate after... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Low-income parents and the Medicaid verification messThere's one group of Arkansans who find themselves caught in the state's Medica
Low-income parents and the Medicaid verification mess
Arkansas Times / Posted 18 days ago
There's one group of Arkansans who find themselves caught in the state's Medicaid verification mess whose situation hasn't been mentioned by most media accounts: parents of dependent children with very low incomes. The state's system flags many of... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Terrebonne project among Gulf oil spill funding prioritiesThe Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration project is in line for
Terrebonne project among Gulf oil spill funding priorities
The Houma Courier / Posted 18 days ago
The Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration project is in line for $5.2 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council. It will take an estimated five years to finish. The project, sponsored by the United States... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Terrebonne project among Gulf oil spill funding prioritiesThe Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration project is in line for
Terrebonne project among Gulf oil spill funding priorities
The Daily Comet / Posted 18 days ago
The Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration project is in line for $5.2 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council. It will take an estimated five years to finish. The project, sponsored by the United States... Read more
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U.S. Department of Commerce
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Proposes $183 Million to Help Restore Gulf CoastThe Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, chaired by U.S. Secretary of Comm
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Proposes $183 Million to Help Restore Gulf Coast
U.S. Department of Commerce / Posted 18 days ago
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, today released the draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) totaling approximately $183 million. Using funds from the settlement with Transocean... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
5 Things to Know in Florida for August 13Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked ab
5 Things to Know in Florida for August 13
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 19 days ago
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DEPUTY SHOT IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT IN THIGH A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fired shots at three Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
FP&L building new manatee observation centerA new attraction will soon open in Riviera Beach. Florida Power and Light is b
FP&L building new manatee observation center
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 19 days ago
A new attraction will soon open in Riviera Beach. Florida Power and Light is building a new manatee observation center next to the company's power plant. The 16,000-square-foot building cost $4.8 million. On Thursday, construction crews placed the... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
FPL Eco-Discovery Center 'Manatee Lagoon' slated to open February 2016 in Riviera BeachRIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- Construction is progressing on the new Manatee Lagoon -
FPL Eco-Discovery Center 'Manatee Lagoon' slated to open February 2016 in Riviera Beach
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 19 days ago
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- Construction is progressing on the new Manatee Lagoon - an FPL Eco-Discovery Center in Riviera Beach. Crews hoisted its cupola to the roof of the 16,000-square-foot center. The center aims to inform visitors and residents... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Scene maker: Jupiter resident Sharon BennettSharon Bennett calls herself an encore entrepreneur because after two decades a
Scene maker: Jupiter resident Sharon Bennett
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 22 days ago
Sharon Bennett calls herself an encore entrepreneur because after two decades as a senior public relations specialist (for Seattle’s municipal utility, FPL/Next Era Energy and Palm Beach SCORE) she founded her own firm, which offers business and... Read more
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Arkansas Times
DHS issues clarification on Medicaid income verification practicesThis does not change the fact that many, and probably most, of the beneficiarie
DHS issues clarification on Medicaid income verification practices
Arkansas Times / Posted 24 days ago
This does not change the fact that many, and probably most, of the beneficiaries who had coverage terminated were actually Medicaid eligible according to the very same data that triggered the verification letters in the first place. And it does not... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Nextera at 'A-' Following Acquisition Announcement by NEP; Outlook StableNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating
Fitch Affirms Nextera at 'A-' Following Acquisition Announcement by NEP; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 25 days ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (DIR) of Nextera Energy, Inc. (Nextera) and Nextera Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. (Capital Holdings) at 'A-'. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. The affirmation reflects... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach board faces tough questions about burying utilitiesDecisions loom: How will the town pay to bury all of its power, phone and cable
Palm Beach board faces tough questions about burying utilities
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
Decisions loom: How will the town pay to bury all of its power, phone and cable television lines? Where and when will construction begin? Once launched, how aggressive will the schedule be? An Underground Utilities Task Force, charged with advising... Read more
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