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At Lee County’s regular commission meeting Tuesday morning, locals used the public comment period to voice their opinions about removing Confederate memorials in public spaces. People spoke for and against the move.

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A state lawmaker wants to make it illegal to leave young children unattended in a car for any length of time in Florida.  The proposal, from Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, is an effort to combat the problem of children dying from heat exposure after being left in a vehicle.

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Governor Rick Scott signed a measure into law Tuesday, named for a Cape Coral teen who was killed when a driver did not yield to a stopped school bus. 

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Lee County Commissioners voted Tuesday in favor of an updated anti-workplace discrimination policy for county employees.  Despite months of lobbying from advocates, the new policy does not include explicit protections for LGBTQ workers. 

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The Lee County Elections office is reaching out to the Hispanic and Latino communities. It’s partnering with the nonpartisan political action committee The Hispanic Vote to educate potential and current voters. Voting seminars have begun.

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