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Punta Gorda continues bicycle-friendly initiative
Fri  Jul 25 2014 08:00AM
In its ongoing efforts to make the city an attractive place for cyclists, Punta Gorda is pushing for cleaner, safer bike paths along the U.S. 41 bridges. This week, the … Find out how to read more online.
Beat goes on for Port Charlotte cityhood
Fri  Jul 25 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Like a political candidate, Denise Garbacz is canvassing her Port Charlotte neighborhood, asking folks about the community in which they live and what future they envision. But … Find out how to read more online.
City continues bicycle-friendly initiatives
Fri  Jul 25 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — In its ongoing efforts to make the city an attractive place for cyclists, Punta Gorda is pushing for cleaner, safer bike paths along the U.S. 41 bridges. … Find out how to read more online.
Beat goes on for Port Charlotte cityhood
Fri  Jul 25 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Like a political candidate, Denise Garbacz is canvassing her Port Charlotte neighborhood, asking folks about the community in which they live and what future they envision. But … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Net worth up for majority of lawmakers
Thu  Jul 24 2014 09:38PM
TALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) — For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party. Still, those with an “R” affixed to their names are doing better, in general, when it comes to the bottom line … read more.

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC. Fast food chains in China suspended use of products … read more.

Gold drops to five-week low
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
(Bloomberg) — Gold futures fell to the lowest in five weeks in New York Thursday as the outlook for an improving global economy reduced demand for a haven. A preliminary China Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC Holdings and Markit Economics … read more.

Jobless claims unexpectedly drop to eight-year low
Fri  Jul 25 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years, reflecting what could be a pickup in auto making during a typically slow time of year. … read more.

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More Local News
Home is where the joy is
Thu  Jul 24 2014 02:40PM
A new Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated Wednesday morning to new homeowners Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their three children, Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and Sarai, 3. … Find out how to read more online.

Because it’s there
Thu  Jul 24 2014 09:40AM
ENGLEWOOD — Climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain wasn’t initially on Bud Koranchan’s bucket list, but now he doesn’t stop thinking about it. The soon-to-be 73-year-old Englewood resident wants to see the dormant volcanic cones on a mountain in Tanzania. … Find out how to read more online.

Swiftmud agrees to partial funding — with caveat
Thu  Jul 24 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Southwest Florida Water Management District has agreed to earmark roughly $1.5 million in funding for preliminary water testing in connection with Punta Gorda’s proposed reverse-osmosis plant, provided Charlotte County commits to a multimillion-dollar pipeline expansion with the … Find out how to read more online.

Stormy dispute rages on
Thu  Jul 24 2014 02:00PM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County again is rattling its sabers over its share of the cost to reconstruct the Peace River water plant. Having already raised the specter of a legal challenge against the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority for … Find out how to read more online.

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