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Maida Le Beau embraces Bobby Robedeaux at the Oceti Sakowin protest camp after learning that permits would not be approved for a section of the Dakota Access pipeline.New York Times

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

CANNON BALL, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites. North Dakota's …


Prison official keeps high-paid job as state settles $800,000 case against him

The state takes no blame for what former Florida Department of Corrections inspector general Jeffery Beasley has done, but it is paying $800,000 to end a retaliation lawsuit brought by his former employees and is keeping him in a newly created job that pays $116,500 annually....


Legislators to look for quick fix of short-term rental problems

Local legislators will spend the next month studying the short-term rental problem in Pinellas County's beach communities and present possible solutions to the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation in January....


Here's what 'physical activity' looks like in your Pinellas school

On Tuesday, we reported the results from a Pinellas County school district survey of how schools managed their "physical activity" time....