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Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn

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Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a storm-prone state like Florida, you expect to see a river top its bank on occasion, but only in the past two years has Henderson seen it happen on sunny days. He hears similar stories almost everywhere he travels in Florida. In dozens of locations along the state’s 1,350-mile coastline, sea level rise is no longer an esoteric discussion…

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‘Conservative Republican’ Adam Barringer launches campaign for Florida’s CD 6

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Former two-term New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer is announcing today his candidacy for the Republican nomination in Florida’s Sixth Congressional District, which encompasses Putnam, Flagler, St. Johns, and Volusia counties. He certainly will not be the only Republican in the race. However, what sets this self-styled “conservative Republican” apart from some of his competition is his deep-seated ties to the district: especially to New Smyrna Beach itself, which he moved to in 1979, finished middle and high school there before coming…

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Suzanne Kosmas, Alan Grayson outpace GOP rivals

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News of a Republican surge in 2010 has yet to reach GOP donors in Central Florida. The area’s two freshman Democrats, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson of Orlando and Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach, far outpaced their Republican opponents in the final three months of 2009 and start the year with about $940,000 (Grayson) and $834,000 (Kosmas) in their campaign coffers. The one exception is Grayson challenger Armando Gutierrez, a Republican transplant from South Florida who raised more than $200,000…

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