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  1. Editorial: 2014 Legislature hits and missesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2014 | The News-Press

    One of the more disturbing sequences of events is how $7.6 million in funding for FGCU's Emergent Technologies Institute, or Innovation Hub research park, could be left out of the $75.3 billion House budget.

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  2. Fishing Best Bets: Fresh water where it's atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2014 | The News-Press

    Anglers fishing in fresh water, and those who have found the weather good enough to go offshore, have been having high times.

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  3. Guest Opinion: Despite political shenanigans, court victory hopefully ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2014 | The News-Press

    On March 28, environmental groups, including Earth Justice and the Florida Wildlife Federation, finally overcame an 11-year battle in court over the unjust influence of corporate agriculture in South Florida that allowed toxic and polluted water to be transferred to Lake Okeechobee by way of back-pumping from agricultural lands at public expense.

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  4. Judge says no to Lake O pollutingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2014 | The News-Press

    A federal judge ruled Friday in New York that backpumping -- the practice of taking water from Lake Okeechobee, using it on farm lands and then discharging the nutrient-laden water back into the lake -- is a violation of the Clean Water Act and that the state of Florida should no longer permit such operations.

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  5. Judge's ruling could help CaloosahatcheeRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2014 | The News-Press

    A federal judge says pumping water from farmlands into public water supplies such as Florida's Lake Okeechobee violates the Clean Water Act.

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  6. 2014 Imagine Gala set for Saturday, 'Underwater Wonders'Read the original story

    Mar 28, 2014 | The News-Press

    Splash down into the mysterious and enchanting playground of "Underwater Wonders" at the Imagine Gala on Saturday and find yourself in the depths of an important conservation conversation.

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  7. Fishing Best Bets: Hot bites are soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2014 | The News-Press

    There is an old fishing adage that opines 90 percent of the fish are caught by 10 percent of the fishermen.

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  8. Cape Coral Realtors meet with legislators, governorRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2014 | The News-Press

    A contingent of Cape Coral Realtors, as well as others from Southwest Florida, were in Tallahassee this past week for Great American Realtor Days.

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  9. Seminole spiritual leader Bobby C. Billie predicts America will self-destructRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2014 | The News-Press

    Bobby C. Billie watched from the shores of St. Augustine as a state-sponsored flotilla of Spanish replica ships paraded along the coast to commemorate what became the destruction of his people and way of life, he says.

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  10. Down the road: A moral takeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2014 | The News-Press

    A faded Seminole flag flies tattered, hanging, literally, by threads along the Tamiami Trail about 60 miles southeast of Fort Myers.

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  11. Florida's Indian tribes prepared to fight over water qualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2014 | The News-Press

    The Indian world is largely distant from the Fort Myers-Naples area, in geographic proximity, historic and spiritual beliefs, culture, money and morals.

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  12. Cape Coral Realtors join Tallahassee eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2014 | The News-Press

    A contingent of Cape Coral Realtors, as well as others from Southwest Florida, are in Tallahassee for Great American Realtor Days.

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  13. 'UnderwaterWonders' to help keep Imaginarium afloatRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2014 | The News-Press

    If squeals and laughter were any indication, the 44 field-trippers splashing through water-focused exhibits at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers were having a fine time.

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  14. Fishing Best Bets: Tide gone, bites are onRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2014 | The News-Press

    MAP: Fishing hot spots in Southwest-Florida Dreaded "two-tide days" over the weekend produced a slow daytime bite.

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  15. Fishing Best Bets: Pretty days, nice catchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2014 | The News-Press

    Pretty days have been making for some pretty good catches, although snook anglers report a lockjaw epidemic among their favorite targets.

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  16. Five months into the dry season, SW Fla. more parched than usualRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2014 | The News-Press

    As might be expected entering the fifth month of the 2013-2014 dry season, Southwest Florida is dry.

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  17. Fishing Best Bets: Snook season upon usRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2014 | The News-Press

    Fishing's heating up with the weather. Snook reports improved this week, just in time for the long awaited spring season opener, Saturday.

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  18. Environment notebook: Snook season opens SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2014 | The News-Press

    The older I get, the more conflicted I am when it comes to taking gamefish, especially snook.

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  19. State senator: Loosen Corps' control over Lake O releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2014 | The News-Press

    A state senator has once again asked Florida's congressional delegation to push for legislation to remove the Army Corps of Engineers sole jurisdiction over Lake Okeechobee water releases.

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  20. How they voted: House and SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2014 | The News-Press

    There were seven key votes in the Senate this week; there were five key votes in the House.

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