Collier County

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Tens of thousands across the country rallied Saturday for the reunification of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, and hundreds gathered at one march in Southwest Florida.

Collier County, Florida, sticks out as a blood-red buoy in the otherwise purple sea of the swing state. But, the conservative majority in the City of Naples also shares the county with majority-minority areas, like Golden Gate and the unincorporated farmworker town of Immokalee.

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Every year, the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County conducts what’s called a Point in Time Count to get a snapshot of the number of people in the county who are facing homelessness.

Collier Schools Address School Safety After Parkland

Apr 11, 2018
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Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, schools across the state – and nation – are taking a hard look at their security measures. In Southwest Florida, Collier County Public Schools became the latest to address the public with plans for strengthening the current system.   

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The Florida Division of Forestry plans to conduct a Greenway Wildfire burnout Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m.

The Greenway Fire was started last Wednesday, March 21, by a lightning strike a mile north of U.S. 41 East and 4 miles east of County Road 951 in rural Collier County.

Over the weekend, the blaze destroyed a recreational vehicle and damaged a home in Naples.

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Collier County students rallied for gun reform Friday night, just over a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.