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Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend on school safety and long-term goals

3/30/2018
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Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend provides his take on school safety and the long-term issues that face the school district. Notably, he says, the real power of a local school board in the face of state education policy supremacy is to take a stand and refuse to follow through on orders he says will hurt schools.

Duration:00:52:03

Lakeland City Commission agrees not to move Confederate monument in Munn Park

11/3/2017
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Lakeland City Commission agrees not to move Confederate monument in Munn Park

Duration:00:02:24

Interview with Fl. Ag Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam

10/26/2017
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Interview with Fl. Ag Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam

Duration:01:00:47

Ledger reporter Christopher Guinn talks about Lakeland's Confederate statue

10/25/2017
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Christopher Guinn talks about Lakeland's Confederate statue

Duration:00:02:33

James Green, Christopher Diaz, Patrick Shawn Jones and Bill Mutz — Lakeland's race for mayor

10/13/2017
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Lakeland voters will pick their next mayor on the same day they're figuring out the job description.

Duration:00:02:09

Kathy Barsotti, Stephanie Madden, Jim Malless, Laurel Pullo and Ricky Shirah: Lakeland City Commission Race — At-large District:

10/12/2017
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Challengers in the five-way race for the Lakeland At-Large District commission seat have focused on themes rather than specifics, and have generally avoided direct criticism of the incumbent seeking re-election. The seat is currently held by Jim Malless, who is seeking a second four-year term. Challenging him are Kathy Smith Barsotti, Stephanie Madden, Laurel Pullo and Ricky Shirah.

Duration:00:02:17

Lakeland City Commission Race — SW District: Michael Dunn, Larry Durrence, Jorge Fonseca and Pablo Sologaistoa

10/12/2017
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Four candidates with distinct backgrounds and styles seek the Southwest District commission seat being vacated by Don Selvage, who declined to run for a third term on the board. Lakeland City Government Reporter Christopher Guinn talks about the race for this seat on the Lakeland City Commission.

Duration:00:02:08

Ledger reporter Gary White talks about local reps and DACA

10/11/2017
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President Donald Trump brought renewed attention to immigration with a letter he sent Sunday to Congress reaffirming his demand for a wall along the border with Mexico. So now, with the clock ticking toward the end of Trump’s six-month deadline, what are the prospects of legislation that would spare the Dreamers from rejoining the ranks of illegal residents in danger of deportation?

Duration:00:01:34

Lakeland City Commission Race — SE District: Scott Franklin vs Sandy Toledo

10/10/2017
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Lakeland City Government Reporter Christopher Guinn talks about the race for a seat on the Lakeland City Commission. In this race, community super-volunteer Sandy Toledo is running against established business executive Scott Franklin.

Duration:00:01:33

North Lake Mirror development project unveiled

10/6/2017
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North Lake Mirror development project unveiled

Duration:00:01:39