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August 18, 2018
Florida Business News

Florida algae crisis: Is it safe to visit?

Florida is living through an unprecedented environmental crisis that’s devastating tourism, recreation and wildlife along the state's southwest coast.

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Florida Icon: Judith A. Bense

Former UWF President Judith A. Bense shares stories about growing up on a dairy farm, working as an archaeology professor, taking the reins at the University of West Florida, and more.

Florida’s teacher shortage is 'real, and it’s going to get worse'

As millions of Florida's school children returned to classes this week, many schools struggled to find enough teachers greet and teach them.

State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

A Boca Raton-based business that provides emergency response systems promises it will invest $3.6 million into their facility, but there’s a catch: The company wants incentives.

Want to win a Florida liquor license? Entry period starts Monday

Florida is one of 17 states with quotas on the number of liquor licenses they issue, and it is among even fewer that distribute them via a lottery.

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USA’s biggest palm collection faces future of sea level rise
USA’s biggest palm collection faces future of sea level rise

Montgomery Botanical Center in Miami has the country’s biggest collection of palms and cycads. After Hurricane Irma, the garden’s director wondered what it would look like with a century of sea level rise.

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