Even as drug overdoses continue to rise in Southwest Florida and across the nation, a Florida Republican is pushing Congress to do more to fight opioids.
Last week, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, looked back at its record in 2020 and insisted it continues to serve as a national model for juvenile justice systems. 
Brandon Walsh, owner of Premier Rental Solutions and Paramount Property Professionals, entered a guilty plea to charges related to a timeshare resale scam operating out of Orlando. At least 50 Floridians lost money to the deceptive actions of Walsh, PRS and PPP that targeted timeshare owners with the promise of the quick sale of property.
Since violent riots have broken out in Portland‭ (‬did they ever really stop‭?)‬,‭ ‬Seattle,‭ ‬Minneapolis,‭ ‬New York and Chicago, to name just a few, the fact that they all are governed by Democratic governors and mayors illustrates what the real problem is.‭ ‬In Florida,‭ ‬not so much--because DeSantis and law enforcement have made it crystal clear that violent protests will not be tolerated here.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried are raising awareness of consumer fraud, scams, and abuse during National Consumer Protection Week.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a video statement discussing the events this week at the U.S. Capitol and how the nation moves forward. 
This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert highlighting the increase in the number of robocalls flooding Floridians’ phones. According to the Robocall Index, so far in 2021, robocalls have increased by nearly 450 million calls, or...