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The race is on for Lee County Sheriff

Mike Scott, Lee County Sheriff incumbent, earning 85 percent of the vote in the GOP primary, recently defeated his party challenger, Stephanie Eller — narrowing the race down to just two. Scott’s opponent and former employee, James Didio, is running unaffiliated (NPA), something someone has yet to successfully do in Lee County. Despite that the office of Sheriff in Lee County currently demands over 40 percent of the county’s operating budget, or $166.5 million with 1,600 people under his command, many voters don’t seem to know who the candidates are. Carter Hargreaves, a 22-year-old graduate student at FGCU seeking...

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Leaked Trump tape crosses the line from ‘locker room talk’ to sexual assault

The face of the Republican Party—the person advertising to not only lead, but represent the entire country—boasted about forcing himself onto women. In a tape from 2005 released on Friday by NBC, Trump said, “Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything…Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” The Trump campaign has attempted to nullify by labeling his comments as “locker room talk,” despite the fact that Trump was nowhere near the realm of an actual locker room at the time. He was, however, at...

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Hurricane Matthew nears East Coast

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all of Florida’s 67 counties after Hurricane Matthew shifted towards the east coast. Dwarfing the previous record of five seasons without a hurricane (1980-1984), the sunshine state has went nearly 11 consecutive years without a hurricane to make landfall. The last system to hit Florida was Wilma on Oct. 24, 2005. According to the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, of the 281 named hurricanes to make landfall in the United States since 1851, 114 have impacted Florida. This averages to roughly seven hurricanes every...

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From security guard to sheriff candidate

“We had a band of females that were coming in with plastic bags laced with tinfoil so they could defeat the cameras and detectors at the door,” James Didio recalled. “We knew that they’d be coming in on a Friday or Saturday night. The mall was absolutely packed. I went out on foot.” “I ended up seeing these two leaving a store, so I started to walk up to them to just ask some questions; after all, it was private property. They took off running. They dropped their bags, and I could see the tin foil. I ended up...

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Family Resource Center earns accreditation

The Family Resource Center at FGCU has earned accreditation from the National Association of the Education of Young Children — the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children— after an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the 10 research-based program standards, as well as the hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. The Family Resource Center is an Educational Research Center for Child Development (ERCCD) on campus at Florida Gulf Coast University. Affiliated with the FGCU College of Education, the Center offers...

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