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Aircraft help Florida Keys fishermen find lost lobster traps

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Florida Keys fishermen are getting help from the air to locate lobster traps lost during Hurricane Irma.

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Keys in a hurry to reopen to tourists

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Florida Keys tourism officials said Monday they will meet Gov. Rick Scott‘s Oct. 1 deadline to reopen to visitors after Hurricane Irma pounded Monroe County.

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Back to school: After Irma, Florida classes begin resuming

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Windy Dees told her sport administration students at the University of Miami that they likely wouldn’t see each other for a few days after Hurricane Irma hit. Their separation has lasted two weeks, and counting.

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Hurricane no boon to state budget

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Hurricane Irma could extend her destructive reach to the next state budget. A long-range financial report, which will be reviewed Friday by the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, shows lawmakers working with only a projected $52 million surplus as they craft the 2018-19 budget early next year. It’s a fiscal pittance in an overall $82 billion budget.

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Focus turns to recovery after Irma’s exit

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More than 5.5 million homes and businesses in Florida remained without power at midday Tuesday after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state. The top to return to homes was underway in most areas outside the storm-ravaged lower Florida Keys.

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Rick Scott urges patience as Irma hits state

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As massive Hurricane Irma battered Florida on a path up the Gulf Coast, Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday advised residents against rushing out once the storm appears to have passed.

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