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Southwest Florida
Senior Writer, The News-Press
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Once an ashtray-dumping, obituary-writing clerk. Now News-Press journalist: curator of characters, conflict and curiosities. WGCU essayist. And proud Alvanian.

SWFL immigrants find hope in Obama plan

news-press.com — The best gift Immokalee High sophomore Lizbeth Soriano, who turns 16 Sunday, gets for her birthday may be for her father to be able to stay home. He's one of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants who could receive legal status under an executive order President Obama announced Thursday night.

ArtSpeak program within a nose of being saved

news-press.com — Nina Jones was starting to panic. ArtSpeak, the nonprofit she'd started for children with autism in 2008, had been a growing success, but after stretching five years of grant money into a sixth, the end was in sight.

Monkey suit: Hendry County defends secret facility

news-press.com — When Hendry County approved a controversial primate facility without telling the public or inviting its comment, it didn't violate Florida's Sunshine law, said county administrator Charles Chapman. Last week, the nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against the county on behalf of rural residents who live near a the 34-acre site, which could house more than 3,000 macaques linked to outbreaks of infectious disease, including Ebola.

Lou’s Little Flea Market owner, Lou Stubler, dies

news-press.com — Lou Stubler, whose compendium of curiosities was a Fort Myers landmark for four decades, had a heart attack Saturday and died holding his wife Ruth's hand. They'd have celebrated their 40th anniversary today, his grandson, Joey Belanger, said. Stubler was 70.

Monkey suit: Hendry didn't warn public, group says

news-press.com — Citing concerns about the potential spread of Ebola, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Hendry County residents after the county approved a primate breeding facility that could hold as many as 3,200 long-tailed macaques of a species linked to prior outbreaks of infectious disease.

In praise of the prickly, problematic palmetto

news-press.com — Every Friday, The News-Press' senior writer and storyteller Amy Bennett Williams shares one of her essays with listeners of NPR affiliate WGCU and on news-press.com. This week, she gets lost in the saw palmettos. I'd almost driven past it when I felt that odd tug of peripheral awareness, a barely conscious something's-not-right sensation.

On bushcraft, life lessons and YouTube videos

news-press.com — How my 12-year-old wild child learned to survive in the woods with help from small screens

Fair Food label makes its national debut

news-press.com — The first-ever Fair Food label went national Friday marking the latest milestone in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' two-decade-long journey to improve the lives of Florida farmworkers. Similar to the "cruelty-free" or "fair trade" labels on other products, the logo brands tomatoes harvested by workers paid a premium and guaranteed human rights in the field.

SWFL luminaries read for Make a Difference Day

news-press.com — SWFL luminaries read favorite children's books for Make a Difference Day.

CIW debuts Fair Food label nationwide

news-press.com — The first-ever Fair Food label launches nationwide today, the latest step in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' two-decade-long journey to improve the lives of Florida farmworkers.' Similar to the "cruelty free" or "fair trade" labels on other products, the logo brands tomatoes harvested by workers paid a premium and guaranteed human rights in the field.
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Nov 22, 2014

RT @D_Breitenstein: @TellMel Nah, you're OK at home. People were asking about you, @A_B_W_ & @JeanLeBoeuf all day. Amy got lots of hugs.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @CristelaGuerra: .@FoodChainsFilm Co-founders of @ciw & supporters thank crowd for attending premiere of feature-length documentary in B…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Janinezeitlin: Our fearless @TheNewsPress editor retires today. #Thanksterry Eberle for being a rebel and feminist disguised as a guy in his 60's.

Nov 21, 2014

No mean feat in a place where basements aren't even possible. Where there's a will... news-press.com/story/news/cri… #SWFL



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