December 25, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/23/2013

› Sweet season for Floridians falls between heat and hellacious crowds
Fall may be invisible in Florida — no brilliant colors here — but it sure feels comfortable. It's like a cozy hammock slung between summer's suffocating heat and winter's exasperating traffic.

› In Miami, Cuban travelers get taste of US tourism
The number of Cubans receiving U.S. nonimmigrant visas jumped by 82 percent from October 2012 to July 2013 compared with the same period a year before, according to the U.S. State Department.

› Tourist tax might need new vote if Nationals leave
Brevard County’s tourism tax structure could be threatened if the Washington Nationals leave their spring training home in Viera and no team replaces them.

› SunRail cars thrill crowd in debut
After years of planning and construction, residents across Central Florida got their first peek at what will soon be an alternative means of transportation for their daily ride to work: the SunRail commuter train.

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