What sets us apart Barry Friedman Founder and Editor-at-large Yesterday, LkldNow made several updates this week on the “About Us” page that describes our news organization and its nonprofit mission. The most significant change was the addition of a “What sets us apart” section. Here’s what it says: We just drafted this, so please let […]
Thank you, readers, for reaching out Trinity Laurino Executive director We get a lot of feedback at LkldNow and in this season of gratitude, we want to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to let us know how we’re doing. Your notes of encouragement brighten our days and strengthen our resolve. Your thoughtful […]
Honoring military veterans Trinity Laurino Executive Director Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, and let me say thank you to all who have served. In honor of the day, we’ve compiled some of the articles from this year featuring Polk County veterans: The holiday also means a three-day weekend for many. For our small-but-mighty newsroom, it’s a […]
Donations by local supporters are matched twice – first by national funders and then by Lakeland philanthropists.
Lakeland has a thriving Latino community including many people from Venezuela.
Use our Voter Guide to research candidates Barry Friedman Founder and Editor-at-large “Who are these people and why should I vote for them?” Those are questions that get asked every time local elections approach. Ever since LkldNow was founded in 2015, we have produced voter guides to help answer those questions. The guides keep getting […]
Happy fall, y’all Cindy Glover Editor Fall has arrived in Lakeland. You wouldn’t know it from the weather … yet. Although we got a little teaser, our next installment of crisp air is still a week away. But other signs are everywhere — and not just the kind City Commission candidates have been planting in […]
Members of the public held some of the 50 city-owned swans while they waited to be examined.
City elections: a nonpartisan refuge in hyper-partisan times Cindy Glover Editor City elections are a month away and the first of several candidate forums is tonight. “Politics in the Park,” co-hosted by LkldNow and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, if past trends hold true, fewer than 15% of […]
Thank you for answering our September appeal Trinity Laurino Executive Director Thank you to everyone who answered our recent fundraising call. Together, you all raised a little over $1,000. While we didn’t reach the goal of 1 in 3 readers, nearly 50 new donors stepped up to support this work of providing independent local journalism […]