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Emily Michot / Miami Herald

A seasonal king tide boosted by a rare super moon over the weekend may continue to trigger flooding around South Florida through Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters warned Monday.

High tides were expected to reach three feet or higher along the South Florida coast beginning Monday and continuing through Wednesday and possibly Thursday. That’s expected to trigger some flooding, forecasters said in an advisory Monday. The super moon, making its closest pass to the Earth in nearly seven decades, is amplifying the seasonal king tide.

Robin Thom / Insight Cuba

Last month they ran the Key Biscayne Half Marathon – with a big new prize.

“They said, 'You’re gonna go to Cuba,'" says Elliott Mason, who won the race and gets a paid trip to run in the Havana Marathon this Sunday. “I had no idea that Havana had a marathon.”

But like a growing number of U.S. runners, now that he knows, he wants to get to the starting line.

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The Friday night lights are shining over Skyway Park in Tampa as the Cambridge Christian School Lancers end their season undefeated with a 45 to 6 win over Carrolwood Day School.

The victory celebration then quiets down as the players and coaches march midfield to shake hand with their opponents. And as the crowd files out of the park the team gathers for a post-game prayer.

Kyle Holsten / WLRN

For three nights in a row, groups of protestors have taken to the streets of South Florida to express their fears and concerns about a new Donald Trump administration. 

Peter Haden / WLRN

According to the Pew Research Center, just half of one percent of American adults have served on active duty in the military. The rate during World War II? About 9 percent. Some veterans of that generation feel that more people need to serve. 

Dr. Howard Greene served 30 years in the Army Medical Corps and retired a colonel.

“Participation is extremely important,” said Greene, 88, of Boynton Beach. “I don’t think there should be an alternative to military service.”

Ronald Leves served in the Army from 1958-1960.

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Florida helped propel Donald Trump to his historic presidential win. 

Record voter turnout in South Florida -- and the Democratic votes that came -- were not enough to hold off a surge of voters for Trump almost everywhere else. 

Hispanics did not support Hillary Clinton in large enough numbers and some were not put off by Trump’s rhetoric about immigration. Instead, the economics and strong on crime and trade messages resonated with Florida voters.

Decision Florida talks with the head of Hispanic outreach for the Republicans and state party officials.  

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This week on The Florida Roundup...

Peter Haden / WLRN

Cannibalism.

 

It’s happening at Palm Beach County schools. Not in the classroom - in the bus barn. 

  

“The doors are removed. The steps are gone. The cluster. Maybe also the transmission,” said Carl Boucard, Palm Beach County School District’s transportation manager, as he climbed through what's left of a 15-year old Bluebird model. A tree branch grows through the front where the windshield should be. 

Courtesy of Wilgens Moise

Heavy rains continue to ravage areas hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Haiti's Civil Protection Agency has confirmed at least 10 dead, including three children, after torrential downpours earlier in the week. November is rainy season on the island-nation; with more rain forecasted, some fear additional deaths and damage to existing homes and businesses that were not obliterated by Hurricane Matthew. 

Health officials are also concerned about the spread of an already deadly cholera epidemic. 

Tim Padgett / WLRN.org

COMMENTARY

If you’re a U.S. presidential candidate – and you’re running against Donald Trump – it takes complacency or cluelessness or both to underperform with Latino voters.

Hillary Clinton seems to have pulled it off.

From the moment Trump launched his campaign – when he branded Mexican immigrants “rapists,” “killers” and “drug-traffickers” – he dragged Latinos through the bigoted mud, scapegoating them for America’s ills.

Nancy Klingener / WLRN

People in the Keys have been living alongside Key deer for a long time. And for ages, wildlife officials have implored people: Don't feed the deer.

But now the deer are in trouble, and breaking the old rules is part of the solution.

apennyatwork.com / Broward County and cities

Broward County rejected a proposed sales tax hike on Tuesday when voters decided against one of two intertwined tax increases.

 

Voters decided in favor of a tax increase for transportation improvements, but rejected another proposal to increase taxes to pay for infrastructure upgrades. 

 

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A penny sales tax hike was green-lighted Tuesday by voters in Palm Beach County.

Around 57 percent of voters approved raising the county’s rate from 6 to 7 percent. It’s expected to generate $2.7 billion  over the next decade. That money will go to fix schools, roads and bridges and to pay for new technology and construction projects.

“I think the community wants to see their penny at work very quickly,” said Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa.

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