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Report: Algae blooms could have impact on Florida’s tourism industry

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The tourism industry may suffer because of algae blooms that have plagued parts of South Florida. A joint study by Black Hills State University and the University of Florida’s Tourism Crisis Management Initiative shows more than half of potential visitors are concerned about the blue-green algae blooms in parts of South Florida. The study found that more than 70 percent of people who planned to visit the Sunshine State in the next three months said they would avoid traveling to…

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Marco Rubio to SBA: ‘It is unconscionable’ agency considered delaying relief announcement

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Marco Rubio is demanding answers from the U.S. Small Business Administration. In a letter to the SBA administrator, the Miami Republican said “it is unconscionable” that officials recently stated that they had no problem delaying the opening of a relief center in Martin County. “Please answer the following question,” said Rubio in his letter. “In times of disasters, such as the algae bloom in Florida’s waterways, why would the SBA have ‘no problem’ delaying any form of relief to my…

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