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With a horrific red tide killing marine life and tourism on Florida’s southwest coast, and with toxic green algae bringing misery to the Treasure Coast and Fort Myers area on a now-annual basis, it’s understandable that Gov. Rick Scott would want to run away from his environmental record.

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The people who serve you food in the restaurants, make repairs to your home and car, check your vitals at the doctor office, or handle your weekly banking needs all have something in common: the need for affordable housing.

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Suicide is something that is rarely talked about until the person affected has gotten to the point where they think that is their only recourse. By then it is too late.

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Sexual assault is a real problem everywhere and is among the most under-reported crimes, for several reasons, but when you look at the problem nationally, the numbers are staggering.

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GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis and his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, both cite water and environment as top issues. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, both claim credit for Everglades restoration and cleanup efforts in the Indian River Lagoon.

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The Florida Supreme Court got two right and two wrong when it decided last week which of four contested constitutional amendments should appear on the Nov. 6 ballot ... In these cases, the Constitution Revision Commission snuck a couple of fast curves past the justices. Here’s hoping the vot…

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University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who announced Monday she will retire in July, will leave behind a remarkable legacy. The university’s longest-serving president led USF’s transformation from a commuter school to a destination university that has made dramatic strides in a…

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For the past five years, Avon Park’s Saunders sisters have hosted a block party and cornhole tournament in September to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Last year’s event was delayed due to the untimely visit of Hurricane Irma, but this year’s event was held last weekend.

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Even after 17 years the shock still reverberates with us — the horror of hijacked commercial airliners deliberately steered into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and very nearly the White House or Congress.

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Today marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irma storming her way into Florida and staying longer than any of us would have liked.

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What do you call an animal that has venomous spikes, no natural predators, a voracious appetite and the capacity for one female to lay as many as 2 million eggs a year?

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As the famous phrase goes, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. In Florida, there are two certainties in September: surviving hurricane season and taxes.

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We’re pleased when local entrepreneurs do well and have the opportunity to reach even greater heights, especially in a niche or unusual endeavor. A recent report about Gary Hinkle and his wife, Donna, offers an example.

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The speed limits signs in the major commercial area of Sebring have now been changed from 55 mph to a lower speed limit of 50 mph. Motorists complained about the higher speed limit to the point that Florida Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit from Oak Circle on the south end…

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Regulations, proposed rules, market forces and environmental consciousness have significantly reduced America’s reliance on coal as a power-plant fuel.

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There are many unsettling things about the lingering red tide outbreak in Southwest Florida: The fish and wildlife kills, the heavy air that chokes the coast one day or the next, the inconvenience and disruption of daily life for residents and the loss of income for businesses.

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At a special meeting Wednesday night, Lake Placid town residents made it clear to Town Council that they do not want to see Town Hall moved to a location on U.S. 27 on the north end of town limits.

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