April 27, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/30/2013

› Miami to put sidewalk cafés in streets
Creative changes are coming to streetscapes throughout Miami as commissioners last week approved letting the Miami Parking Authority decorate the streets with parklets.

› Cuts could endanger legal aid agency's funding
A string of staff cuts and firings at Gulfcoast Legal Services' Sarasota office could result in a loss of grant funding and even possible closure of the office, say former employees who are worried about the agency's future.

› Hurricane forecasting: Which tracking model is best?
When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to create their predictions. Some of those models are more accurate than others.
» Related: Your guide to 2013 hurricane season, from A (Andrea) to Z (Zoloft)

› Opposition to St. Petersburg's Lens design erodes
Support to stop the Lens from being built in place of the Pier seems to be falling even as officials validate petition signatures for a likely referendum in August, according to a new poll.

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