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Recent debates over America’s immigration policy are exposing a deep rift in conservative politics. In the Utah Senate debate earlier this year, Mitt Romney referred to U.S. policies that separated immigrant parents from their children at the border as a “dark chapter” in American history. O…

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‘It’s the worst of times.” The words are Charles Dickens’, from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, cultur…

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The city of Punta Gorda has recently initiated a significant project to engage the community in the development of a Citywide Master Plan. When completed, the Citywide Master Plan will be a comprehensive vision document for our town. The process, which includes gathering public input will be…

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Recent debates over America’s immigration policy are exposing a deep rift in conservative politics. In the Utah Senate debate earlier this year, Mitt Romney referred to U.S. policies that separated immigrant parents from their children at the border as a “dark chapter” in American history. O…

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‘It’s the worst of times.” The words are Charles Dickens’, from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, cultur…

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The city of Punta Gorda has recently initiated a significant project to engage the community in the development of a Citywide Master Plan. When completed, the Citywide Master Plan will be a comprehensive vision document for our town. The process, which includes gathering public input will be…

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For those not aware of the Parkside District in Charlotte County, it is situated in the heart of Port Charlotte. The area is bordered by U.S. 41 to Midway Boulevard and the Morning Star and Fordham waterways. It includes approximately 1,100 acres consisting of two area hospitals, many busine…

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The recent red tide algal bloom has sparked many discussions in our community, whether around kitchen tables or at neighborhood forums, in local government or in the media. Everyone wants a solution.

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A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year’s strains were particularly virulent, with 900,000 Americans hospitalized and more than 80,000 people dying from the flu or…

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When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as the United Nations that defend “the common good of the world,” liberal elites cheered. The speech was seen as a rebuke of President Trump, whose oppositi…

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Every time I participate in a graduation event at Charlotte Technical College and listen to our program directors highlight each student’s accomplishments and future plans, I feel so very proud to be a part of an educational institution that prepares students to enter, advance and succeed in…

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Every two years, Charlotte County conducts a survey of residents to gauge their satisfaction with county government services, determine their priorities and compare the responses to other counties. The survey is administered by National Research Center of Boulder, Colorado, and is randomly m…

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It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a disorderly House.

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I am a veteran. I served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. I served in the military police. I am proud of the service I did for my country and I’m especially pleased at the respect veterans are receiving today.

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