The long fourth of July holiday weekend was a difficult one for tourism interests in oil-stained northwest Florida. Phil Latzman has this perspective on the Panhandle’s problems.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/panhD.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.