CBS: U.S. Rep Mast hosts town hall, defends health care vote

“The voters asked for another town hall, and Congressman Brian Mast responded. More than 300 constituents attended a standing-room only meeting tonight to address concerns and clear up some rumors surrounding how he got elected … Click here to read more

CBS: Fish kill prompts concern from locals about Lake O discharges

“The water quality along the Treasure Coast continues to be a hot button issue and now fish kills are prompting concern from locals. Now, a massive fish kill farther north has some residents worried that it could happen nearby … Click here to read more

CBS: Lake O’ discharges to continue at max levels, possibly through June

The water is so dirty, commissioners declared a state of emergency for the environment and the marine-based economy. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff: Crime Suppression Team arrests 75

From CBS: “On the streets of Martin County, an innovative new law enforcement team is putting a stop to violence crime before it can even start. Sheriff William Snyder has announced the creation of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team, a six member unit—comprised of deputies and officers from Stuart Police— … Click here to read more

CBS: Flakka hits the Treasure Coast; beware of naked users

“It’s a drug that is spreading like wildfire. Flakka, or Alpha PVP, is the drug that has people running naked in the streets—literally. Flakka was once just found in metropolitan areas to the south, but now the street drug and its users bizarre behavior is being reported all the way north in Stuart … Click here to read more

CBS: Florida legislators return to draw new maps once again

“Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature, stung by a harshly worded ruling from the state’s highest court, returns to the state Capitol this week for a 12-day special session to draw up new congressional districts … Click here to read more

CBS: Proposed amendment to open Florida primaries

“Called the ‘All Voters Vote Amendment,’ its main goal is to open primaries. If the amendment gathers enough signatures, it still would need to pass with 60 percent of the vote in 2016. It would take effect in 2018.” See text next page … Click here to read more

CBS: $8 million approved to improve Jupiter Island, Sailfish Point beaches

From CBS: “Martin County Commissioners approve a multi-million dollar project to once again rebuild battered beaches. This time, the cash is going to a town with plenty of millionaires—Jupiter Island. Now Jupiter Island residents will get a gift from Martin County taxpayers, $6.2 million dollars … Click here to read more