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6:18 am
Tue May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014: PortMiami Tunnel Opens

6:31 pm Wherever David Beckham decides to build his Major League Soccer stadium, it won't be at PortMiami.
5:30 pm A group of Florida doctors has been charging Medicare at a surprisingly high rate. That’s the finding of a new ProPublica investigation that revealed unusual billing patterns in Florida.
5:04 pm A gay couple married in Massachusetts is suing Florida Atlantic University over tuition rates.
4:30 pm Port Everglades CEO and director Steve Cernak tells WLRN's Special Correspondent Tom Hudson he welcomes the Panama Canal expansion, and he does not anticipate a huge impact on business at Port Everglades.
4:04 pm Palm Beach County has a new Inspector General.

1:04 pm A new study paints a sad picture of historic sites in Florida if something isn’t done to combat sea level rise.
11:04 AM -- Today, Miami-Dade's passenger rail celebrates a big birthday. WLRN's Julia Duba hops on board Metrorail -- to see if the train has fulfilled all its early promise.

10:04 Just when we thought the Burmese python was one of the greatest threats to Florida's famed River of Grass -- scientists say a deadly plant fungus is wreaking havoc on swamp trees in the Everglades.
9:40 Some Florida doctors bill Medicare at unusually high rates. We look at what that means for patients.

9:04 This week Miami-Dade's Metrorail turns 30 years old.
8:34 The ceremonial opening this week of the Miami access tunnel connecting PortMiami with the MacArthur Causeway is half of the $2 billion expansion of the port. It's in preparation of a wider Panama Canal expected to open next summer. South Florida's busier port is Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. CEO and director Steve Cernak tells WLRN's Special Correspondent Tom Hudson he welcomes the canal expansion, but he does not anticipate a huge impact on business at Port Everglades.
8:04 When it comes to major league soccer coming to Miami, the ball is still in play, but there's been a bit of a banana kick. Former soccer star David Beckham and his investors announced yesterday they are no longer pursuing PortMiami land as their top choice for a Major League Soccer stadium.

7:34 A group of Florida doctors has been charging Medicare at a surprisingly high rate. That's the finding of a new ProPublica investigation that revealed unusual billing patterns in Florida.
7:04 Just when we thought the Burmese python was the greatest threat to the natural habitat of Florida's River of Grass. Scientists say a deadly plant fungus is wreaking havoc on swamp trees in the Everglades.

6:34 The ceremonial opening this week of the Miami access tunnel connecting PortMiami with the MacArthur Causeway is half of the $2 billion expansion of the port. It's in preparation of a wider Panama Canal expected to open next summer. South Florida's busier port is Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. CEO and director Steve Cernak tells WLRN's Special Correspondent Tom Hudson he welcomes the canal expansion, but he does not anticipate a huge impact on business at Port Everglades.
6:04 Thirty years after its conception, Miami finally has a port tunnel.

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