December 18, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/29/2013

› It’s no dunk tank, but doughnut lovers should like it
Visitors stopping in to Steve Rubiano’s Dunkin’ Donuts store for coffee and a cruller Thursday were greeted by the cast and crew of a national television reality show.

› Director bows out Friday after overseeing 8 years of construction at MIA
José Abreu is retiring Friday after nearly eight years as chief of the county-owned Miami International Airport. Unlike his predecessor, who was pressured to leave, the county has repeatedly asked Abreu to stay.

› Algae bloom kills record number of Florida manatees
More than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways since January from an algae bloom called red tide, just as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal from the endangered species list.

› Knight Foundation names Carol Coletta vice president
Coletta, former president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and current director of ArtPlace, will start the new job at the Miami-based foundation on May 6. She has also worked as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and host and producer of the radio show “Smart City.”

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