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SWFL lacks housing that’s affordable, and that hurts all of us

Southwest Florida has an unwanted title. We're one of the worst places to find affordable housing in the country. The pandemic only made it...
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Losing Your Identity: How unemployment has taken a toll on Southwest Floridians’ mental health

Losing your job can feel like losing your identity. When you first meet someone, oftentimes your first question is, "What do you do?" Although the...
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Fort Myers resident critical of Chief Diggs warns Columbus mayor of transparency issues

Fort Myers police Chief Derrick Diggs wants the top police job in Columbus, Ohio. According to his resume, he's selling himself as someone who builds...
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Business owner disciplined by state returns with new company name, new problems

After Hurricane Irma hit, the Boczers needed work done to their family condo. But getting it all done turned into a different type of...
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Florida ‘most dangerous’ state in nation for pedestrians

A brand new report from Smart Growth America ranked Florida as the most dangerous state in the United States for pedestrians and cyclists. The 2021...

Homelessness in Lee County: Millions of dollars provided, but is it helping?

https://www.facebook.com/SaraGirardNews/posts/3334033666698141 For the last four years, Vicky Bond has carried her past and her belongings with her, sleeping on a bamboo mat at Lions Park. "I...

QAnon: What it is, who believes it, and why it’s hurting people

Over the last few months, we've been hearing a lot about right-wing conspiracy groups. One - called "QAnon" - is pushing the idea that...
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Cape Coral man suing Lee County Sheriff’s Office after typo leads to wrongful arrest

An innocent Lee County man is suing the Lee County Sheriff's Office over a typo that led to his wrongful arrest. Carlos Javier Lobos, 44,...
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Deadly by Design? Why so many people are hit by cars in Lee County

More people died walking down the street last year in Lee County than riding motorcycles. Among the 22 pedestrian lives lost: a 15-year-old who...
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Proposed bill aims to rein in property insurance costs, curb abuse

Homeowners' insurance prices are climbing, with one report saying Florida's property and casualty industry is "spiraling toward collapse." Now, Florida lawmakers are trying to make...

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