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Trust and Verify: Questions surrounding COVID-19 death statistics

Cause of death statistics have real impacts. They can determine state and federal funding and drive healthcare decisions. Pensions and life insurance premiums are...
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WINK News investigation reveals time card issues at FMPD

Police records show three officers lied about being on the clock and were recommended for termination, and yet they all kept their jobs. Before he...
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Rental runaround? What you need to know about application fees and background checks

Finding an apartment in Southwest Florida can be extremely challenging. Inventory is low and rent is high. But one man's struggle to find a...
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Attorney General’s Office no longer pursuing charges against Bruno Total Home Performance

WINK News first told you about complaints against Bruno Total Home Performance nearly three years ago. Customers claim that the work was not high quality...
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Plans for a new Estero school could come to a halt

The district could halt plans for a proposed school in Lee County as soon as Tuesday. A pending project for a school in Estero...
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More portables classrooms in Lehigh Acres shows disparity in Lee County school district

One of the main reasons behind a new school in the works is need. Some elected officials say Estero is too crowded and requires a...
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Daddy’s little girl? WINK News investigates paternity rights for unwed fathers in Florida

A man is fighting to get custody of a newborn baby currently in the NICU of a Florida hospital. The mother died of COVID-19...
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Time is ticking for AG to serve SWFL floor covering business owner disciplined by...

The Office of the Attorney General said it can't find an unlicensed contractor it sued. Christopher Pascale is no stranger to Southwest Florida or WINK...
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Trust & Verify: Claims of critical race theory being taught in Collier schools remains...

After claims of critical race theory being taught in Collier County classrooms, the school board heard from passionate parents Tuesday night. "You are pitting black...
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The buy now, pay later boom: Why Congressional lawmakers are now paying attention

The buy now, pay later industry is booming. As we first reported last month, it's changing how people spend money and that's especially important...

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