Laishley Park Londonn Moore vigil

LGBTQ community members and friends of Londonn Moore; coming together in the face of violence. “The last thing we want to see is her memory of the person she lived as being unknown or disregarded,” said supporter Lisa Trejo. “We needed to in the midst of this story, that’s sort of happening, just honor her…

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Andrew Gillum: Algae and other environmental problems need science-based solutions

On the campaign trail, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often claims to have a stronger environmental record than Republican opponent Ron DeSantis. Gillum supports banning fracking, talks about climate change solutions and bashes corporate polluters, including the sugar industry. He says his science-driven policies could prevent toxic algae blooms from polluting the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. (Read…

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Support the Charlotte Schools Millage Referendum

Editor’s note: The following opinion article was written by Kim Amontree, Charlotte County School Board, District 2. The Charlotte County DEC supports passage of the referendum in the Nov. 6, 2018  Election. Taking Our Schools from Good to Great with the Yes for Success Voter Referendum   By Kim Amontree, Charlotte County School Board, District…

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Info Graphics Designer

Seeking a graphics designer that can create compelling infographics from time to time. The Info Graphics designer will use creativity to simplify how we communicate sometimes complicated data. Skills Required Graphics design skills. Excellent written communications skills. Ability to investigate and use emerging tools. Need strong skills in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet analysis, and ability to…

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New racial controversy batters DeSantis

A Republican activist who donated more than $20,000 to Ron DeSantis and lined up a speech for him at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club recently called President Barack Obama a “F—- MUSLIM N—-” on Twitter, in addition to making other inflammatory remarks. Steven M. Alembik told POLITICO on Wednesday he wrote the Obama tweet in…

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Polling shows Dem. State Senate Candidate Olivia Babis leading

Faith Olivia Babis is leading Republican state Rep. Joe Gruters in the race for SD 23 by 3 percentage points. (The polling on the District 23 race is included in this story on FloridaPolitics.com) Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Caroline Rowland was quoted saying, “After 20 years of Republican rule in Florida, it is clear that absolute power has corrupted absolutely.…

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Andrew Gillum’s political committee just raised $1.75 million in one week

Last week, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis asked why his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum was making so few public appearances in Florida. The answer, apparently: he was fundraising in Washington, D.C. Gillum’s political committee had a banner week from Sept. 8 through Sept. 14, hauling in over $1.75 million from 196 different contributions. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal

U.S. sugar producers received the third highest share of “trade-distorting” government aid in the world between 2015 and 2017, behind only Vietnam and the Philippines, according to data compiled by Jared Greenville, senior agricultural policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In absolute terms, only China provided more aid to its sugar…

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