DEJA VU: The vote was nearly identical as the city Charter Review Committee decided a second time that Lakeland should maintain its council-manager form of government rather than switch to a strong mayor format.

BROADBAND: Howard Wiggs is trying to convince other Polk mayors to join the push for faster Internet.

DEBUT: The morning paper rolls out a mobile-friendly overhaul of later today. Will the stories still linger behind a pay meter? Most likely. The first functionality mentioned by Editor Lenore Devore is the ability to log in.

Source: The Ledger

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