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Airport towers including Pines to remain open

Air traffic control towers across the country -- including in Pembroke Pines -- that were slated for closure in mid-June have been spared. 

From the U.S. Department of Transportion this afternoon:

"Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that DOT has determined that the recently enacted Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will allow the FAA to transfer sufficient funds to end employee furloughs and keep the 149 low activity contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for the remainder of fiscal year 2013."