March 24, 2017

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/24/2017

› Opinion: We need to keep farmland south of Lake Okeechobee
The farmland south of Lake Okeechobee contains some of the richest soils in the world, helping farmers to bring crops such as sugarcane, rice and sod along with vegetables such as radishes, sweet corn, green beans and lettuce to market for millions of Americans, particularly during the winter months.

› Florida house speaker asks governor to suspend state attorney Aramis Ayala
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office. Corcoran said that Orlando State Attorney Aramis Ayala was "violating the constitution" because she is not even considering the death penalty.

› Schedule of upcoming Florida rocket launches
The Space Coast could see as many as 32 launches by five different rockets in 2017, including Atlas V and Falcon 9.

› Swamp buggies: Drivers embrace calendar-year season starting Saturday with Spring Classic
Tomorrow in Naples, Florida, the Spring Classic swamp buggy races will be held. Drivers are happy to be racing again after the swamp buggy track came dangerously close to disaster earlier this month. The 7,500-acre brush fire that recently burned through eastern Collier County spread into Florida Sports Park property.

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