Naples Daily News 

SWFL is attracting more international tourists  

Foreign visitors aren’t exactly flocking to Southwest Florida. The region, however, is seeing more of them, with the easing of COVID-related travel restrictions in the United States late last year. 



Marion County to hold award ceremony for non-profits receiving funds from American Rescue Plan Act 

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – Ceremonies will take place on Thursday to award two local nonprofits with funding. 


Bonita Springs Florida Weekly 

How the American Rescue Plan Act will help our local nonprofits  

What does $16.2 million mean for our local nonprofits and the residents they serve? It means increased programs and services, sometimes lifesaving, that will improve the quality of life for all Lee County residents. 


North Escambia  

Application Deadline Is Friday For Florida Forest Service Carbon Sequestration Program 

The application deadline is August 12 for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded grant aimed at establishing and protecting robust forest lands in Florida by providing incentive payments to landowners. 


Fox 4  

Study shows septic systems could lead to waste found in area waterways  

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.  — During the last two years, Lee County entered a research agreement with Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to find out if the process meant to rid your home of waste is negatively impacting your local waterways. 



Click Orlando  

Orange County rent control plan heads to November elections ballot  

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The rent stabilization proposal, passed through the Orange County commission Wednesday in a close 4-3 vote, now heads to the Supervisor of Elections to be placed on the ballot in November. 


Miami Herald 

Miami should watch Orlando’s rent control measure  

The rent in Miami is, as they say, too damn high. But what should we do about it? One Central Florida community has an idea, one that’s tentatively under consideration here as well. 



Prosperity Summit to address poverty, food insecurity, affordable housing 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Community leaders are taking a deeper dive into poverty in the 32304 community. 



Pensacola News Journal 

Sorrento Road widening moves up TPO state road project priority list  

Local elected officials moved up the priority of widening Sorrento Road in a meeting of the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization on Wednesday in Pensacola. 


Route Fifty 

Bill Would Offer Grants to Boost Use of Drones to Inspect Infrastructure  

One of the U.S. senators backing the legislation says it would “help local governments invest in drones and skilled workers to ensure America’s existing infrastructure remains safe.”