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Courtesy / Guadalupe Center

The nonprofit Guadalupe Center in Collier County is recruiting more mentors for Immokalee high school students next week. And as part of a dual-mentorship program, the high schoolers then tutor “at risk” elementary school kids in their community. 

For decades during the 20th Century, the City of Fort Myers dumped lime sludge—a byproduct of the water treatment processes—in Dunbar, a predominately black neighborhood near downtown. Last year, tests were done on the dumpsite and high arsenic levels were discovered. Tuesday, the city council was briefed on an assessment of the site and what options the city has. 

Florida Storms Facebook Video Screenshot

Temperatures will lower to around 30 degrees Wednesday night in Southwest Florida. It's the second time cold weather has prompted local shelters to open in 2018, so far. 

Slideshow: MLK Day Parade In Downtown Naples

Jan 17, 2018
Mark Pierre / WGCU News

The Collier County NAACP held its 21st annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. This year's theme is "Bridging the Racial Divide: Dr. King's Legacy of Inclusion and Diversity." 

Florida House photo by Meredith Geddings

As Florida lawmakers convene the second week of the 2018 law-making session, our weekly series of legislative roundtable conversations features a talk with State Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral.  Late last week, the House passed a measure (HB  9) aimed at forcing local governments as well as colleges and universities to comply with federal immigration officials, which would effectively ban so-called “Sanctuary Cities.”  We’ll get Rep. Eagle’s perspective on that effort, and a broad range of other issues including the budget, proposed firearm legislation, environmental restoration and tackling Florida’s opioid crisis.

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