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College Board releases official framework for new AP African American Studies course: Where does...

If you have high school-aged children, you’ve probably seen the headlines. The college board released the official curriculum for its new Advanced Placement African...
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Trust & Verify: Gov. Ron DeSantis takes steps to ban diversity, equity and inclusion...

Governor Ron DeSantis announced his plan to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs, including critical race theory, at Florida colleges. He made his intentions...
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Mold inspection and testing in Southwest Florida, an inside look at the process

Mold became a major concern following Hurricane Ian, and it's not something to play around with. Whether your home had a small leak or...
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On board with the U.S. Coast Guard: Repairing coastal channel markers

"Semper Paratus, Always Ready!" That's the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard. While search and rescue is the Coast Guard's number one mission, another...
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Report: Board member Patricca created hostile work environment

Bullying, threats, and intimidation, WINK News obtained the results of an investigation that found all of that taking place inside the School District of...
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Trust & Verify: Gov. DeSantis’ claims about the COVID-19 bivalent boosters

Governor Ron DeSantis is making COVID headlines again. At a press conference on Jan. 17, 2023, DeSantis claimed that those who had gotten the...
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Workers cleaning up SWFL’s Ian debris form community in Lee County

Rubble and debris from Hurricane Ian have been everyone's problem for months, but who are the people cleaning it up, and where are they...
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More than $7M raised for hurricane victims through the Southwest Florida Emergency Relief Fund

More than 3,600 donors have contributed $7,099,216 to the Southwest Florida Emergency Relief Fund. The fund was started by United Way Of Lee, Hendry,...
The remains of an endangered Florida, which was struck by a vehicle, were found on Saturday. Photo via CBS.video

How you can support the conservation of the Florida panther

WINK News is taking a closer look at our state animal, the Florida panther, which is one of the rarest animals in North America....
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Pathway for the Florida Panther? Environmentalist explains why ‘state animal’ may not survive development...

The population explosion and housing shortage in Florida are intensifying the demand for solutions. In Collier County, leaders say there's room to develop enough...

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