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Counting the Homeless: One FGCU student explains why she’s taking part in Lee County’s...

How many homeless people live in Lee County? Right now, the Lee County Homeless Coalition is spearheading a headcount to find out. It's part of...
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SWFL floor covering business owner arrested after attorney general lawsuit

The rap sheet for an unlicensed contractor WINK News has investigated for years is growing. When we last reported on Christopher Pascale, the Office of...
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All Center for Covid Control testing sites remain closed in SWFL, Edison Mall location...

A troubled COVID-19 testing site set to reopen on Saturday at the Edison Mall might not open after all. The site in Bonita Springs...
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Trust & Verify: Fake email from USPS claims package delayed amid COVID test deliveries

Demand is high for those free COVID-19 test kits being mailed directly to your home from the United States Postal Service. Now some third-party websites...
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The Working Homeless Part 7: Lee commissioners don’t answer questions on homeless issues, county...

"Talk a little bit about transparency and accountability. That's what people are asking for and they want to see that and they're wondering why...
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Fort Myers city council votes for audit of city’s finances and operations

Fort Myers City Council voted to approve an audit of the city's finances and operations during their Tuesday meeting. The proposal was made by Fort Myers...
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More oversight wanted for tax breaks given to developers

There's no shortage of projects and growth in downtown Fort Myers. New high-rises seemingly pop up on every corner. Some of these developments might only...

Trust & Verify: How to spot fake N95, KN95 masks and how to find...

Face masks brought in $34 million in profit in 2021 to the businesses that make them. Demand is just as high right now during the...
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The Working Homeless Part 6: Community steps up while homeless man waits for public...

Brent Grayson will no longer need to leave work here at The Oasis Restaurant and walk the city in search of a safe place...
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The Working Homeless Part 5: Navigating the road to housing

Why don't these people just get jobs so they can get off the streets? That's a typical question people ask when they see the...
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Former teacher’s license revoked after admitting he did LSD with students during arrest

A former Lee County school teacher had his license revoked in a case that involves LSD, a car crash and claims of demanding lewd...
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Millions in overtime paid by Fort Myers Beach fire, previous complaints filed against now-chief

A recently-appointed Southwest Florida fire chief is facing a few challenges at his department. A WINK News uncovered concerns at the Fort Myers Beach Fire...

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Trust & Verify: Fake email from USPS claims package delayed amid COVID test deliveries

Demand is high for those free COVID-19 test kits being mailed directly to your home from the United States Postal Service. Now some third-party websites...

Trust & Verify: How to spot fake N95, KN95 masks and how to find...

Face masks brought in $34 million in profit in 2021 to the businesses that make them. Demand is just as high right now during the...
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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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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...

PolitiFact

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Omicron and other coronavirus variants: What you need to know

Americans, already weary of a nearly two-years-long pandemic, were dealt a new blow during the long Thanksgiving weekend with the announcement that a new...

PolitiFact: Climate change will not sink the central US in 30 years, as Facebook...

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT The image was created by a blogger to see if the Mediterranean Sea could fit in the U.S. It...

PolitiFact: Why Roger Stone’s claim about ‘phantom voters’ in Florida is wrong

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT Allies of former President Donald Trump formed Defend Florida to challenge the integrity of the state’s elections. The group...

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