Greg Allen

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With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida's Space Coast A Lift

Friday, May 27, 2016

Five years after NASA's shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.


Congress Agrees On Plan To Help Puerto Rico Restructure $70 Billion Debt

Thursday, May 19, 2016

After months of negotiation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its crushing $70 billion debt. It sets up a control board to investigate the U.S. territory's murky financial picture and restructure its debt payments to creditors.


George Zimmerman Attempts To Sell Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

Thursday, May 12, 2016

For a brief time Thursday, the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin was up for auction. After outrage, the listing was taken down. Then it was put up for sale again. Zimmerman is the former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who got into a scuffle with the 17-year-old. He was later acquitted of the killing.


As Waters Rise, Miami Beach Builds Higher Streets And Political Willpower

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

As the climate change debate rages, leaders in Miami Beach, a city that routinely floods, are tackling sea-level rise head on by raising roads and seawalls and installing new storm sewers and pumps.


Treasury Secretary Assesses Human Impact Of Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jack Lew visited schools and hospitals to highlight the problems the crisis is causing for residents. He's pushing Congress to pass legislation to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt.


Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Visits Puerto Rico Amid Debt Crisis

Monday, May 09, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Puerto Rico to highlight the need for Congressional action to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt. Lew is getting a first-hand look at some of the problems the government is facing, including underfunded schools and hospitals plus an emerging Zika crisis.


The Next Progressive Hope? The Man Trying To Unseat The Democratic Party Chair

Saturday, May 07, 2016

As the odds grow longer for Bernie Sanders, liberals unhappy with the party could find a cause in Tim Canova, a college professor taking on Democratic National Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


Florida Gov. Scott Tries To Attract Businesses To The Sunshine State

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott heads to California next week for a second trade mission to try to encourage businesses there to relocate. Other states he's visited: New York, Connecticut, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.


Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Monday, April 25, 2016

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.


Trump Supporters Criticize Delegate Selection Process In Florida

Monday, April 18, 2016

Donald Trump won Florida's primary, but now it's time to select delegates for the national convention. In Florida, delegates are selected by party leaders, and Trump supporters say they're being squeezed out of the delegate selection process.


Grass-Roots Fight To Protect Puerto Rico's Coast Scores Environmental Prize

Monday, April 18, 2016

Environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera just won an award for grass-roots activism for his fight to protect a pristine section of Puerto Rico's coastline.


What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.


Puerto Rico Passes Law That Freezes The Island's Debt Payments

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The measure delays payments on Puerto Rico's debt load, which is now more than $70 billion, until January 2017. Creditors say the measure violates prior agreements and the island's constitution.


SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In an agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, the theme park will also phase out the use of the giant marine mammals in theatrical shows.


SOS: Puerto Rico Is Losing Doctors, Leaving Patients Stranded

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Every day, at least one doctor in the economically challenged U.S. territory moves to Florida and other states where they're well-paid and better jobs abound.


Nuclear Plant Threatens Miami-Dade's Water. Mayor Says, 'This Isn't Flint'

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A study shows excessive saltwater from Florida Power and Light's nuclear plant is threatening Biscayne Bay and the aquifer that supplies much of Miami's water.


SeaWorld Says Health Of Tilikum The Killer Whale Is Declining

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

SeaWorld says the health of one of its best-known killer whales is deteriorating. Tilikum is the orca that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 — her death and SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales were at the center of the documentary Blackfish.

On its blog, SeaWorld says Tilikum has ...


Puerto Rico's Growing Financial Crisis Threatens Health Care, Too

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Unless Congress and the White House can agree on a funding fix for Medicaid in the U.S. territory, many worry that Puerto Rico's health care system could collapse when stopgap funding ends next year.


Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika's Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is an old foe, spreading yellow fever and dengue on the islands long before Zika gained a foothold. How do you stop an insect that can breed in a teaspoonful of stale water?


With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

Friday, February 26, 2016

So far, the U.S. territory has reported 117 Zika cases, including five pregnant women. But health officials say the real test will come when April and May rains bring more mosquitoes.