Naples Daily News

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    July 25, 2014

    Fracking the Everglades: Texas Oil Prospectors May Sue State Over Drilling Rights

    Not so fast. That's the message to environmentalists who had been celebrating the departure from Florida of the Dan A. Hughes Co., Texas oil prospectors whose unauthorized drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp watershed last year put them upside-down with homeowners, elected officials, and, ultimately, ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Dropping Acid in the Everglades: Fracking War Drags On in Collier County

    The battle over oil drilling in the Everglades rolls on, having taken several new turns since mid-June, when officials with the Department of Environmental Protection tried to bully Collier County officials into dropping a lawsuit over a controversial oil-drilling operation in the Big Cypress Swamp ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Oil Well Near Florida Panther Habitat OK'd by State Judge

    A state judge yesterday overruled legal challenges to an exploratory oil well in an area of the Big Cypress Swamp watershed adjoining the habitat of the Florida Panther, near the Naples residential neighborhood of Golden Gate Estates. See also: - DEP Bends to Oil Company Seeking to Drill in Evergla ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    EPA Extends Comment Period on Oil Company Drilling in Everglades, Panther Habitat

    After a massive citizen turnout at public hearings in Naples yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency officials have extended the comment period on a Texas oil company's request to drill a wastewater disposal well in the Everglades. See also: - Oil Drilling in Everglades Subject of EPA Hearing in ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Rick Scott Plays Teacher at Public Schools for a Sigh-Inducing "Let's Get to Work" Day

    SCIENCE!!!​With teachers being one of the largest collectives in the state pissed off with Gov. Rick Scott and his tradition of avoiding public schools like the plague, it seems a bit strange that the governor would play teacher for one of his "Let's Get to Work" days.Regardless, that's what the g ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    November 9, 2009

    [UPDATED] Takin' Care of Business: For Office Depot, Does That Mean Cheating Florida Cities?

    Flickr: movetolakemary​Looks like Office Depot, which is based in Boca Raton, has a major scandal on its hands. A former senior account executive named David Sherwin has accused the office supply retailer of overcharging governments across the country, and there's talk of a grand jury investigatio ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    E.W. Scripps Makes Company-Wide Cuts

    The E.W. Scripps Company, which owns ten TV stations (including WPTV-Channel 5 in West Palm Beach) and 17 newspapers (the Rocky Mountain News, the Commercial Appeal, and the Naples Daily News among them) announced today that the company is suspending  its 401-K match and freezing ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Hog Huntin'

    A lost art or a horrible slaughter? It's all in the eye of the hunter.

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    December 5, 2008

    Newspapers As History

    When Joe Kollin began working in the newspaper business more than four decades ago, he began a routine. Every day the self-described pack rat had a story, he would snip it out of the newspaper and glue it onto a letter-sized piece of paper. Then he would staple it with the c ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008
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    April 4, 2006

    It's The Work, Stupid

    Some thoughts on the Sunshine State Awards: 1. Okay, there's two categories, small newspapers with 50,000 circulation and under and large ones with anything more than that. Ridiculous. It leaves the small class with a dearth of solid competition and a whole class of mid-sized newspapers going up ag ... More >>

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    April 2, 2006

    Sunshine State Finalists Are Here

    Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>