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The Charlotte County Commission approved the Initial Assessment Resolution and Interlocal Agreement paving the way for imposing special assessments on 19 properties in the unincorporated county that are within the benefited area for Buckley’s Pass. The paralegal/assistant and I provided the …

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As fellow, red-blooded Americans who cherish the freedoms this nation provides, we at Florida TaxWatch hold dear the independent and unfiltered manner of governmental entities placing public notices in local newspapers of record. Such notices further a citizen’s right to know about their ele…

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As fellow, red-blooded Americans who cherish the freedoms this nation provides, we at Florida TaxWatch hold dear the independent and unfiltered manner of governmental entities placing public notices in local newspapers of record. Such notices further a citizen’s right to know about their ele…

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On Feb. 12, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka “El Chapo,” was convicted of multiple crimes related to running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico’s largest. Thirteen days before his conviction, authorities seized enough of the synthetic opioid called fentanyl for 100 million lethal doses. It was hidden …

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Recently at Port Charlotte High School, I made the decision to have a staff member at our school, Alissa Perry, remove an image of Colin Kaepernick that she, along with her students, displayed on the outer door of her classroom in celebration of Black History Month.

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Some days you wake up and think, “Nope, not getting up.” I call these column days. Then, there are those other times when you practically hurl yourself from the sheets in a grande jete because: Bubba the Love Sponge and Tucker Carlson.

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Tucker Carlson has made a career out of firing insults and excrement from his pie hole, and it certainly pays well. Enough people tune in to watch “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News that he earns a reported $4 million salary.

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Dover-Kohl’s sub consultant Partners for Economic Solutions presented its initial economic and budgetary analysis at the March 6 City Council meeting. Pertinent information for Punta Gorda:

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A new proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to fund universal child care takes its inspiration from the success of the Head Start and military child care programs. While appealing in theory, replicating either of these systems is fraught with challenges.

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Some 40 years ago in Miami, Thomas Cerra was a classroom teacher who became a lobbyist, working the halls of the state Capitol and hoping to influence lawmakers on behalf of Dade County public schools. Only one other public school district lobbyist was in Tallahassee in those days, Cerra recalls.

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Democrats won big in the November midterm elections by making health care their primary issue. But cracks are beginning to show as the progressive wing tries to coalesce the party behind a “Medicare for All” platform. Democrats have a lot of work to do if they hope to make it a winning strat…

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A four-word phrase common on late-night television, exclaimed by announcers giddy about their offers: “Buy this kitchen knife that is so sharp it can slice and dice diamonds, and we’ll throw in a nonstick frying pan that can double as a satellite dish. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! If you call imm…

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It is a story of corruption that will stay secret, politicians who will need fewer votes to win, even dangerous communicable diseases that will spread faster as our best scientists struggle to fight them.

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The question of development and growth in Punta Gorda has been polarizing. Some say we must have development, even 100-foot buildings, to ensure our economic viability, while others decry change and vow to maintain their small town at any cost.

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