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Forecast: More rain, more thunder, more heat
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:00AM
Not to any surprise, another hot and rainy week is in the weather forecast. According to the National Weather Service, Southwest Floridians should expect more showers and thunderstorms in the … Find out how to read more online.
Bay scallops and septic tank removal paid for by Deepwater Horizon settlement
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:00AM
Some of the first projects to be funded by Deepwater Horizon settlement funds have begun in Charlotte Harbor. Drawing from an initial $1.1 million fund, Charlotte County has already removed … Find out how to read more online.
Local marijuana arrests on the rise
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:00AM
Despite growing acceptance of marijuana use across the country, Southwest Florida law enforcement are still cracking down on the drug. In fact, local agencies have reported growing numbers of misdemeanor … Find out how to read more online.
Fear of AIDS drove family from schools, town
Sun  Jul 15 2018 08:30AM
In 1986, three young Arcadia brothers with hemophilia since birth tested positive for HIV. An ugly battle, complete with international headlines, ensued with the school system and many townsfolk who … Find out how to read more online.
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Charlotte Harbor estuary program gets money from Mosaic
Sun  Jul 15 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, an organization formed to protect waterways, is getting some funding through the Mosaic Company. That matters especially right now, as federal funding for CHNEP — a program that began in 1995 — is threatened in … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood Beach triathlon unhampered by red tide
Sun  Jul 15 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Plenty of winners took home medals at Saturday’s triathlon, but red tide didn’t even get an honorable mention. The blotchy brownish water plaguing beachgoers for weeks didn’t deter YMCA triathlon athletes from swimming 400 meters off of Englewood … Find out how to read more online.

Red tide lurks in area waters
Sat  Jul 14 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Beach Guy Mark Timchula posted a video on Facebook Friday morning showing a change in the water color at Englewood Beach. It was brownish, not clear or bluish-green as it has been for the last week or so. … Find out how to read more online.

Convoy from Punta Gorda protests for clean water
Sun  Jul 15 2018 08:30AM
A convoy of cars and motorcycles left Punta Gorda and drove to Clewiston to rally on Saturday for cleaner waterways. Josh Greer, owner of West Wall Outfitters in Port Charlotte, arranged the local convoy through Facebook, which noted Saturday afternoon … Find out how to read more online.

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Paraglider charged in Trump resort flight in Scotland
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:19AM
LONDON (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying, Scottish police said Sunday. The … read more.

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:19AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved … read more.

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:19AM
HELSINKI — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the “enemy of the people” before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes … read more.

C’est la vie: Canadians still visiting US despite trade flap
Mon  Jul 16 2018 01:19AM
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn’t seem to be having an impact on tourism. Not yet, anyway. In Old Orchard Beach, popular with Quebecers, innkeepers … read more.

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