New Florida bill would crack down on hiring undocumented workers

Some are concerned that a Florida Senate bill cracking down on hiring undocumented immigrants would land too harshly on business owners. Hiring hasn’t been easy for Todd Brooks, owner of Brooks Burgers. And he worries he will have trouble keeping the current employees at his three Collier County locations if SB 1718 passes. “We’re struggling […]

Fighting sex trafficking in hotels and motels

A place for rest and relaxation became a nightmare for women all around the world. Unfortunately, human trafficking and hotels are often intertwined. The National Human Trafficking Hotline found that hotels and motels were the number one reported venue for trafficking in 2021. But people are standing up and getting things done to lessen and […]

Parents confused, frustrated after Bear’s Den Childcare Center abruptly closes

Parents were left shocked and are trying to figure out what to do next after the Bear’s Den, a daycare in North Naples, told them it’s shutting its doors. Jason Ensor’s kid Rocco can get much of his energy out at NCH’s childcare center, the Bear’s Den, off Immokalee Road in North Naples. But starting […]

Immokalee group, Nonprofit Healthcare Network, losing funds

One group in Immokalee lost funding when the Collier County Commission voted to give back funds for Covid education. For the time being, Nonprofit Healthcare Network is using some money taken from other parts of its budget. But the team in Immokalee told WINK News they will continue their important work no matter what. Even […]