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Punta Gorda to revisit medical cannabis
Tue  Feb 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After months of silence — waiting for a semblance of action from state lawmakers — Punta Gorda City Council will once again circle back to the debate … Find out how to read more online.
Wild monkey feeding outlawed
Tue  Feb 20 2018 08:30AM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced last week people will no longer be allowed to feed wild monkeys. The monkeys — which have been documented over the years in … Find out how to read more online.
Florida fails seniors
Mon  Feb 19 2018 08:30AM
Florida may have the nation’s highest percentage of older residents, but a national study has found the state’s not doing a good enough job of taking care of them. It … Find out how to read more online.
Local Grandpa cheering on Olympian
Tue  Feb 20 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte grandpa planned to set his alarm clock early today. Charles Meyers said he would be waking up to root for his 33-year-old granddaughter, Elana Meyers Taylor, and … Find out how to read more online.
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Plein Air painting at Green Street Church
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:30AM
The Englewood Art Center is partnering with the Lemon Bay Historical Society to showcase local artists and help their cause. There will be Plein Air events throughout the season at local historical sites and structures that will culminate in an … Find out how to read more online.

Advisory board objects to Sunseeker proposal
Mon  Feb 19 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Advisory board members are withholding support for a Sunseeker proposal to acquire county land to expand its planned waterfront resort. The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee last week recommended against the purchase of 3.6 acres … Find out how to read more online.

Drug Free Punta Gorda: Teen opioid use down
Mon  Feb 19 2018 08:30AM
Opioid use by high school seniors dropped to its lowest level in 15 years despite the high rate of adult overdoses. Drug Free Punta Gorda revealed the findings of teen drug use surveys during its recent monthly luncheon. This finding … Find out how to read more online.

The heat goes on for Southwest Florida weather
Mon  Feb 19 2018 08:30AM
Keep the air conditioners going because the only change in Southwest Florida weather is a continuous rise in heat. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures for Charlotte County are expected to be at 85 degrees or more throughout … Find out how to read more online.

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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks
Tue  Feb 20 2018 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the … read more.

Tue  Feb 20 2018 01:19AM
PARKLAND, Fla. — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said … read more.

Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power
Tue  Feb 20 2018 01:19AM
GALAXIDI, Greece — For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility. They have what’s known as a “flour war” — participants pelt each other with bags … read more.

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
Tue  Feb 20 2018 01:19AM
LONDON — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologized to customers, blaming “teething problems” with … read more.

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