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2 southwest Florida cities among nation’s fastest-growing

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Two southwest Florida cities were among the nation’s fastest-growing last year. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said Bonita Springs and Fort Myers respectively had the 8th and 15th fastest growth rates in the nation. Both cities are located in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro areas, and both had growth rates just under 5 percent. In pure numbers, the city of Jacksonville and the city of Miami were among the nation’s leaders in population gains from July 2015 to July…

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Rick Scott to police chiefs: ‘What you do every day is important to every family’

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Gov. Rick Scott thanked law enforcement officers Monday, and said his administration would continue to back legislation to help first responders and their families. “We have the ability to do more,” said Scott. Scott was on hand to kick off the Florida Police Chiefs Association annual summer training conference in Bonita Springs. During his speech, Scott thanked law enforcement officers, and said their work is what has allowed Florida to grow the economy. “What you do every day impacts so…

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