US stock futures fall, suggesting the continued fear of a coronavirus second wave

US stock futures fell sharply late Sunday, indicating global stocks may be headed for another volatile week as investors grapple with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Dow futures dropped 314 points, or 1.2%. S&P 500 futures fell 1.2%, and Nasdaq futures were down 0.6%. For weeks, Wall Street appeared increasingly disconnected from the rest of the world […]

Fort Myers councilman wants to see reform at FMPD sooner rather than later

A Fort Myers councilman wants to act now when it comes to police reform. Johnny Streets is asking the city council to put the topic on next week’s meeting agenda. This comes after the Minneapolis City Council pledged to dismantle their police department following protests over the death of George Floyd. There are two former […]

DeSantis sends Jamaican- and Cuban-American to Supreme Court

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed two South Floridians to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday: a Palm Beach County circuit judge who immigrated from Jamaica and a former assistant U.S. attorney who is the son of Cuban immigrants. Renatha Francis, who will be the first Caribbean-American to serve on the Florida court, and John Couriel are […]

Trump signs executive order on deregulation in hopes of helping economy

President Donald Trump said the coronavirus has attacked our nation’s economy and health, so he signed an executive order Tuesday on regulatory relief. He said it will help support economic recovery. It’s too early to know how the order will affect Southwest Florida, but relaxing regulations has been the president’s practice during the pandemic. For […]

Here are a dozen bills the Florida Senate didn’t pass this year

As they finished most of their work Friday night, Florida lawmakers could celebrate bills they had passed during the 2020 legislative session. But hundreds of other proposals died along the way. Here are a dozen high-profile issues that didn’t pass: CONSTITUTION PANEL REPEAL: The state Constitution Revision Commission, a powerful panel that can place proposed […]