April 21, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/27/2013

› Public Works Project Website Available
The City of Gainesville Public Works Department has launched a new construction website for informational purposes and to allow citizens an opportunity to voice concerns about ongoing and future construction projects.

› Rain too much of a good thing for some farmers
Roy Brown looked up at the slate-colored, cloud-heavy sky Thursday morning and repeated what he has been saying all summer: "There's always tomorrow." Farmers are forever at the whims of nature, and July's record rainfall has brought that point home in Alachua County, which received 16.65 inches, breaking a record set in 1909 of 16.41 inches.

› Citrus Bowl backers make renovation pitch to city leaders
In back-to-back presentations Monday, Orlando commissioners heard why a renovated Citrus Bowl will be able to compete for major events and why Orlando City Soccer Club couldn't play there. Supporters of a $95 million sports and arts funding package made their pitch for public money to the City Council.

› Miami Dolphins sell club-level naming rights to BankUnited
The Miami Dolphins' most valuable chunk of real estate — their stretch of premium stadium seats with the best views of the field — has a new deep-pocketed backer.

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