• RACIAL RECONCILIATION: City leaders will present the first phase of a “Lift Lakeland” plan to address racial reconciliation and take public comment at a community forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the RP Funding Center. The plan emerged from workshops involving city commissioners, their staff and 13 invited community leaders | View a presentation of ideas considered for Lift Lakeland | Watch last week’s workshop
  • PENCE VISIT: None of the members of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 accompanied him when he visited Lakeland on Saturday, a campaign spokesperson said.
  • BIPARTISAN: Paula Dockery, who represented Lakeand as a Republican in the Florida Legislature for 16 years, is a founder of a Facebook group that includes 130 former legislators from both parties pushing for bipartisanship and civility in government and the election of Joe Biden.

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