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Is red tide natural, or is it a man-made crisis?

As South Florida cities wait to see whether red tide has invaded their waters, Gov. Rick Scott and state officials attempted to diminish any potential human responsibility for the enormous bloom that has devastated Gulf coast marine life, referring to it as “naturally occurring.” The toxic algae that drove away swimmers — coughing and sneezing — and

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Meet Jeremy Ring, the Democratic candidate for CFO

When Jeremy Ring first moved to Florida from New York City, he hated it. He said so in the prologue in his 2017 memoir, We were Yahoo! But since he moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2001, Ring found a rekindled affinity for the state. He served Parkland as a state senator from 2006 to 2016 and

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Voting Rights Restoration Group Mails 800+ Postcards to Voters

Activists who believe in second changes mailed postcards to voters today-the day Vote By Mail ballots were sent out by the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. The group has helped the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition increase voter turnout for Amendment 4, which would restore eligibility to vote for people with prior felony convictions, excluding murderers

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Poll: It’s a tied race for Florida governor

Time to reel back the insanely premature chatter about Andrew Gillum starting to leave Ron DeSantis in the dust in Florida’s governor’s race. On the heels of a Sept. 20-24 Quinnipiac University poll showing Democrat Gillum leading Republican DeSantis by 9 percentage points, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows Gillum drawing 46 percent support and DeSantis

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Democrats fill vacancy in District 17 congressional race

Editor’s note: The Sun’s account of Monday night’s election appeared in the Wednesday edition. Charlotte County Democrats received the news on Monday night, only minutes after the election was completed. CharlotteDems Newsletter subscribers received the breaking news in their inboxes at 5:00 AM on Tuesday. These are compelling reasons to check our Web site frequently

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