February 19, 2018

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/9/2018

› Huge Mote aquarium proposed for Nathan Benderson Park
Sarasota’s world-class marine research institution and aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory, plans to open a new aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park by late 2021, Mote’s president announced at a press conference Thursday.

› Voter referendum on JEA sale possible
The first City Council discussion to air questions about the potential sale of JEA brought a crowd of utility employees to City Hall where they burst into applause when a JEA customer said she does not see how the utility could be sold without residents first having a chance to vote on it.

› Why is Drake donating so much money in Miami?
Drake just can’t do enough for the people of Miami. On Monday, he freaked out students by popping up at Miami Senior High School to shoot parts of his new video for “God’s Plan.” Before leaving, Drake donated $25,000 and announced that all students will be supplied with uniforms he designed with his clothing label, OVO.

› Parking provider near Orlando airport accused of illegal wetlands destruction
As Park, Bark and Fly was being fined $200,000 last year by the state for wetlands violations, the parking provider near Orlando’s airport was destroying more wetlands illegally, according to Orange County investigators.

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