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In the Republican race to be Florida's next Governor, candidate Ron DeSantis is now on the offensive thanks to an endorsement by President Donald Trump.

July this year was the hottest ever recorded in Key West — where officials have been keeping weather records since 1871.

Florida’s child welfare agency is partnering with other groups to hold its first ever “Back to School Supply Drive” for foster care kids.

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Southwest Florida has been feeling the effects of water releases from Lake Okeechobee for weeks now – most obviously in Cape Coral where the canal-based grid system of the city means many of its residents have backyards that dip down into the water, which is now filled with toxic blue-green algae. 

So much dead sea life keeps washing up on the shores of Sanibel, that the city’s debris removal contractor is using labor from two landscaping companies to help with clean-up. It’s believed Red Tide is responsible for the fish kill.  Yesterday, the City removed a total of 21 large carcasses;19 goliath groupers and 2 large tarpon along with thousands of smaller dead sea life from the impacted areas of the beaches. 

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