Jul 20, 2018
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Long time listeners and readers of News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams are well aware of her passion for foods that grow and thrive quite well in Southwest Florida’s subtropical climate.  From mangoes to key limes to wild oranges, she relishes them all and maintains an acute mental map of the various locations in our region where such sweet culinary treasures can be harvested from the wild.  Now that it’s summer, this week’s essay pays homage to yet another subtropical treat that thrives in our climate, yet has not become a staple in the produce sections of local grocery stores.

Rachel Iacovone, WGCU-FM

Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor fielded questions ranging from Florida’s water woes and the political influence of the sugar industry to public education funding and school safety during Wednesday night’s debate at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  This fourth debate was the first to include all five democratic frontrunners.

Former Everglades City Mayor Arrested For Grand Theft

Jul 16, 2018
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Former Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Collier County Sheriff's Office. He is facing charges of one count of grand theft and 16 counts of official misconduct.


Florida's U.S. Senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio — introduced legislation Thursday to extend the stay of some Canadian citizens who vacation in the U.S. 

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor Wednesday to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a new reservoir to go south of Lake Okeechobee.