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  • Governor DeSantis has directed $750 million a year to the state’s environmental needs; critics say his is misspending — but supporters say it's money well spent
  • Lee municipalities are hoping additional time to gather paperwork on rebuilding efforts post-Hurricane Ian will put them in the good graces of the federal government
  • The Musical Swings at the Naples Botanical Garden play notes from four different instruments as visitors swing. When the swings move in unison, they create a musical composition. The installation, originally slated to end April 20 has been extended until May 27.
  • The Biden Administration is trying to cancel more student debt, while Republican-led states — including Florida —are trying to stop him.
  • Stacey L. Holman is a Harlem-based filmmaker who is a proud graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. She has directed and/or produced a number of award-winning projects including an episode of the 2018 PBS series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. She was a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, and she was an Associate Producer on the Emmy award-winning film Freedom Riders.
  • Design contracts have been awarded for two popular Fort Myers Beach sites that were destroyed by Hurricane Ian in September 2022.At the Lee Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, the board voted to award contracts for the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier and nearby Lynn Hall Memorial Park, both just off the Times Square area.
  • Area students invited to meet Black innovators Tuesday night at the youth innovation night features modern day heroes, Latimer Fellows and seeks to ‘Unleash Your Super Powers’.
  • The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The idea that individuals — or the press — have the right to express opinions and ideas without government censorship or interference, while not entirely unprecedented is far from the norm throughout human history. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution remains the gold standard globally when it comes to protecting speech. But, our guest says history shows that protecting freedom of expression cannot be guaranteed without strong support from those who it protects — and that includes strongly supporting the right to expression for those who we strongly disagree with.
  • The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The idea that individuals — or the press — have the right to express opinions and ideas without government censorship or interference, while not entirely unprecedented is far from the norm throughout human history. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution remains the gold standard globally when it comes to protecting speech. But, our guest says history shows that protecting freedom of expression cannot be guaranteed without strong support from those who it protects — and that includes strongly supporting the right to expression for those who we strongly disagree with.
  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation's airports.
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