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Officials: Sticker could help save pets’ lives
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Pet owners can help potentially save their furry friend’s lives just by obtaining a sticker. County safety officials on Tuesday announced the launch of their latest sticker … Find out how to read more online.
Low-income housing for seniors rebuilt
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM
PUNTA GORDA — Some senior residents may have moved on, and others may have died since their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004. Still, some never gave up … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks end higher
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the market … read more.

UN: Expect 11.2 billion people by 2100
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end … read more.

Trump lashes out at lawyer over breast pump break
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:38PM
NEW YORK — Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at a female lawyer whom he had called “disgusting” several years ago for requesting a break to pump breast milk in the middle of a deposition, calling her a “vicious, horrible person.” … read more.

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of … read more.

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Getting out the word on the arts
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Tish Sheesley sees herself as sort of a town crier for the arts community. “Our mission is to promote and advocate,” the new executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County said. “My job is to shout … Find out how to read more online.

Bike Boca’s beautiful path
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:49AM

Bicycle safety tips

• Wear a properly fitted helmet

• Adjust your bicycle to fit

• Check your equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.

• Try to always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright …

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Residents react to prospect of Midway expansion
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While motorists anxiously await the widening of Midway Boulevard, with roadwork set to begin next month, residents remain wary of the three-year construction schedule. “It will be good for traffic, but it might be really disruptive for … Find out how to read more online.

County sues tree service
Tue  Jul 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County has filed suit against a local tree service after the company was cited for cutting down trees without a permit. Brown’s Budget Tree Service, a family-run operation since 2000, was fined $1,000 for illegally chopping down … Find out how to read more online.

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