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Sunday February 23

Florida Parental-Consent Abortion Bill To Get Likely House Approval

      The Florida House on Thursday afternoon is poised to adopt a bill…

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Friday November 08

Simple Steps for Planning an Accessible and Affordable Family Vacation

Planning an accessible family vacation doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun or your family’s budget.…

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Saturday April 01

Periods of Greater Atlantic Hurricane Activity Linked to Weaker U.S. Landfalls

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and…

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Sunday December 25

Florida VA Clinic Provides Care for Vets with PTSD

For veterans who may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to wartime trauma, their first step…

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Lee County & Florida News

April 02, 2020

Gov. Ron Desantis has issued a mandatory stay at home order!

in Lifestyle by Production
Gov. Ron Desantis has issued a mandatory stay at home order for the entire State of Florida. The Florida Stay at Home order goes into effect on Thursday at Midnight, so just hours from now. DeSantis made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday…
Drivers pass a sign outside the Kimmins Contracting Corp. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.
March 27, 2020

Florida unemployment claims increase by 1,045 percent

in Business by Production
Unemployment claims in Florida for the week ending March 21 jumped 1,045 percent from the previous week as employers and employees continue to feel the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. According to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor,…
Johnnie Muhammad, a volunteer with the Circle of Brotherhood, passes out milk to local residents affected by the coronavirus at a food distribution site run by Farm Share in partnership with Ark of the City on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Miami.
March 26, 2020

Criticism mounts as DeSantis resists statewide stay-at-home order

in Outdoor by Production
Former Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has joined a mostly-Democrat chorus of critics in demanding Gov. Ron DeSantis issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Florida. Biden called…
March 26, 2020

Trump delivers Florida disaster declaration as jails targeted as COVID-19 incubators

in Lifestyle by Production
President Donald Trump has declared Florida a major federal disaster, granting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administrative request to grease the rails in delivering federal aid under a massive COVID-19 relief package agreed to in the U.S. Senate early Wednesday.…
Kelli-Stargel
February 23, 2020

Florida Parental-Consent Abortion Bill To Get Likely House Approval

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The Florida House on Thursday afternoon is poised to adopt a bill that will require girls under the age of 18 to get parental consent before they legally can have an abortion. The House on Wednesday sent Senate Bill 404 to its third reading after a…
January 29, 2020

Defense Industries Create 914,787 Jobs, A $95 Billion Impact In Florida

in Business by Production
Florida’s 20 major military installations, three combat command centers and numerous research grant recipients support 914,787 jobs and generate an annual economic impact of $95 billion, making national defense one of the Sunshine State’s most important…
January 29, 2020

Florida Could Be First State To Deny Life Insurers Access To Genetic Test Results

in Lifestyle by Production
Genetic testing through companies such as 23andMe.com and Ancestry.com provide people inexpensive and often illuminating access to their DNA and family histories. At the same time, the increasing popularity of genetic testing kits is fostering fears about how…
January 18, 2020

To Those On The Fence...............

in Politics by Production
Here are some interesting points to think about prior to 2020, especially to my friends on the fence, like moderate Democrats, Libertarians and Independents and the never Trump Republicans and those thinking of "walking away" from the Democratic party. Women…
January 17, 2020

Florida To Buy 20,000 Acres In Everglades To ‘Permanently Save’ It From Oil Drilling

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday announced the state will purchase 20,000 acres spanning a 150-mile swath of Everglades between Fort Myers and Miami to ensure it is never used for oil drilling. “This will permanently save the land from oil production,” DeSantis…
January 11, 2020

Marijuana Industry Challenges New Florida Citizen-Initiative

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Make It Legal Florida (MILF), the well-funded political action committee sponsoring a prospective November 2020 constitutional amendment seeking to legalize recreational marijuana, will spearhead a legal challenge to a new law it claims has unconstitutionally…
Nov 08, 2019 734

Simple Steps for Planning an Accessible and Affordable Family Vacation

Planning an accessible family vacation doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun or your…
Laura Loomer
Oct 25, 2019 626

Laura Loomer: Disrupter for Congress

The Beltway swamp is clogged with miserable crapweasels: smug incumbents, status quo…
Fort Myers - Cape Coral came in 6th in the nation  for Construction Employment Growth
Oct 10, 2019 974

Construction Employment Growth Outpaces National Jobs Growth: Fort Myers / Cape Coral Came In 6th in the Nation for Construction Employment Jobs Growth!

The construction industry plays a vital role in the national economy. As of 2019, the…
The goal of FSI’s Springs Outing program is to connect  nature lovers with the outdoors while giving them the  opportunity to learn about Florida’s springs and the threats facing them. Each outing is led by qualified spring experts and scientists. Photo by Tessa Skiles
Sep 25, 2019 479

No Time To Cry For Ailing Springs

Last Saturday, the Florida Springs Institute (FSI) and Kings of the Springs (KOTS)…
Sep 25, 2019 654

Hemp Will Be A 2020 Cash Crop In Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture expects to receive 8,000 applications by December…
Sep 17, 2019 580

We Don’t Trust You!

Like all Americans, I've been deeply moved and horrified by the recent spate of mass…
Sep 17, 2019 896

Florida-Georgia Water Fight To Be Heard In October Before Federal Judge In New Mexico

­Florida’s “last, best hope” to save Apalachicola Bay’s multi-million dollar shellfish…
Sep 14, 2019 1973

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Is Coming To Town

Don't you hate picking up a local paper and reading about this great event you just…
Jul 17, 2019 819

Florida Minimum-Wage Drive Inches Closer To Ballot

Proponents of a prospective constitutional amendment to raise Florida’s minimum wage to…
Mar 28, 2019 837

Will a Living Trust Protect My Assets from Creditors Seeking to Collect a Judgment?

There are many good reasons to create a living trust. The most common reason is to shield…
Jan 11, 2019 9500

Governor DeSantis Asks Water Management District Board Members To Resign Over Florida Crystals Lease

At a news conference Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Flagler Place in Stuart, Gov. Ron…
Dec 24, 2018 882

Flood Insurance Program Expires: Floridians Wait

Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On Dec 7,…

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