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October 3, 2015

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| 7/15/2014

› Walmart planned for endangered forest lands in South Florida
One of the world’s rarest forests, a section of Miami-Dade County’s last intact tracts of endangered pine rockland, is getting a new resident: a Walmart.

› Clash intensifies over travel to Cuba
Pressure from some Florida members of Congress is making it harder to travel to Cuba even as thousands of their constituents line up to fly to the forbidden island.

› Gainesville airport weathered the storm well
When Allan Penksa took charge of the Gainesville Regional Airport in 2007, he had weathered Hurricane Frances in 2004 as director of facilities and maintenance, but had no warning how severely airports would be hurt by the economic storms soon to come.

› Former Florida tourism booster now promoting U.S. as a destination
For nearly 30 years, Chris Thompson touted Florida as a tourist destination. He left Visit Florida in late 2012 to take on a larger task: promoting the entire United States to the rest of the world as president and CEO of Brand USA.

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