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Whether with Trump or in local circles
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
At one point, President Donald Trump was considering several members of his family for top government jobs. As the topic of nepotism became part of a national discussion, Trump settled … Find out how to read more online.
Hundreds remember North Port teacher at service
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Not many people can recall Holly Morgan Fisher without smiling. “You would see her smile a mile before you would see her,” said former classmate and Heron Creek substitute teacher … Find out how to read more online.
Southwest Florida goes into moderate drought
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Lack of winter rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures have pushed Southwest Florida from abnormally dry into moderate drought. “Southwest Florida is officially in a moderate drought,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM

Englewood a model for sewer expansion?

Facing much the same dilemma that now confronts Charlotte County, the Englewood Water District embarked on a widespread, septic-to-sewer expansion project in 1996. Besides …

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Florida looks to expand gun rights in wake of Pulse shooting
Tue  Feb 21 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse nightclub and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings. They say law-abiding gun owners should be allowed to take … read more.

Tue  Feb 21 2017 01:19AM
State prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questions TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional. The court ruled Monday that … read more.

A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:20PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump’s White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables … read more.

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:19PM
MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed … read more.

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Bucket list trip will take them around the world
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Dan and Agnes Long are serious about their bucket list. So serious, to hear Agnes tell it, the couple put up their life savings, took out a second mortgage and solicited help to finance a $500,000, four-bedroom, 47-foot catamaran. That … Find out how to read more online.

Education runs through family trees
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
For many years, Marcia and Mike Louden worked together. The couple moved from Colorado to Englewood in 1983, after they were offered jobs at Lemon Bay High. Mike retired as the assistant principal and Marcia left the high school and … Find out how to read more online.

Solar energy surging, from the ground up
Mon  Feb 20 2017 10:41AM
On the ground, Florida Power & Light Co. tripled its solar output this year with the installation of a million photo voltaic solar panels at new solar energy centers in Charlotte, DeSoto and Manatee counties. Additionally, the company is in the … Find out how to read more online.

Ann Mercer, Cape Haze- Pioneer Trail advocate, died
Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
GROVE CITY — Bicyclists or runners along the Cape Haze-Pioneer Trail should stop a moment and think of Ann Mercer. She saw a battered and defunct railroad bed and envisioned what it could be. Mercer, 98, died Feb. 12. Her … Find out how to read more online.

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