Jack Nicklaus in hot water with Justice Department over filled wetlands at golf club

The Bear's Club, co-developed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is in legal hot water with the U.S. Department of Justice over construction work his companies performed on environmentally protected wetlands at The Bear’s Club, a 369-acre private golf course community in Jupiter which the six-time Masters champion co-developed in 1999.

FBI corruption probe at Broward Health allegedly blocked by hospital district’s lawyer

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By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward’s Health’s general counsel failed to cooperate with the FBI, withheld evidence and protected an executive accused of attempting to rape several employees, according to an explosive e-mail sent last week by a private investigator hired by the late Dr. Nabil El Sanadi to look into alleged corruption at the public hospital system.

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In wake of El Sanadi suicide, Florida IG probes every Broward Health contract since 2012

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi's casket leaves Friday's funeral service at First Baptist church in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Photo: Sun-Sentinel

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
As Gov. Rick Scott and hundreds of others paid their final respects Friday to Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Broward Health’s late president, Florida’s chief inspector general quietly opened a wide-ranging investigation into how the hospital district hands out millions of dollars in contracts.

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Broward Health warns doctors: sign new ethics rules or lose privileges to practice

Broward Health's urgent website message to doctors and staff over the weekend

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A doctors’ rebellion at Broward Health has prompted a stern warning from the hospital district’s board that their privileges to practice at its hospitals and clinics will be suspended if they don’t agree in writing to new ethics rules.

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The troubled road to redeveloping Miami’s Liberty Square

The Liberty Square public housing complex in Miami's  Liberty City neighborhood

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Since a Miami-Dade County selection committee ranked its $287-million proposal first among six firms last October, Atlantic Pacific Communities appeared to have the inside track at redeveloping Liberty Square – Miami-Dade’s oldest public-housing project. Now allegations of malfeasance surrounding Atlantic Pacific in an unrelated matter could derail the company’s chances.

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South Florida’s 10 worst nursing homes for seniors based on U.S. data

Miami's 180-bed Golden Glades Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was fined $138,841 by the federal government between 2013 and 2015. Photo: Francisco Alvarado

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Out of 145 nursing homes in South Florida 10 had incidents of negligent care so common that they received abysmal reviews from federal healthcare regulators. Read our report on the area’s worst nursing homes.

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Broward airport boss sought secret deal to drop county’s $34 million claim for delays

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's expanded south runway looking east over the U.S. 1 and railway tunnel structures.

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two weeks before Broward County fired off a New Year’s Eve letter to contractor Tutor Perini demanding $34 million in damages for costly airport construction delays, county aviation boss Kent George tried to secretly negotiate a nearly opposite deal with the company.

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Broward County seeks $34 million in damages for airport construction delays

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The new elevated south runway is on the left.

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The ongoing construction saga at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport hit an unpleasant, unannounced milestone with a New Year’s Eve notice to a major contractor that it owes Broward County more than $34 million in damages for costly delays.

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Donald Trump and the art of the campaign expense

Inside Donald Trump's Boeing 757

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Donald Trump knows how to make money, even when he’s running for president. Federal records show that Trump’s campaign paid the Republican frontrunner and 10 companies he owns more than $1.64 million for various campaign expenses since the billionaire businessman began his run last spring.

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Bulldog Extra

scientistsBy Brian Joseph, FairWarning 

For Joyce Miller, one sniff of scented laundry detergent can trigger an asthma attack.

“What happens is I feel like someone is standing on my chest,” says the 57-year-old professor of library science in upstate New York. “It’s almost like a choking feeling – pressure and choking. And then the coughing starts,” she said. Full Story »

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