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Edison Farms appraisals: Here’s hoping

February 1, 2017 Residents who think elected officials don’t always listen to voter mandates have good reason to cheer this week. more »»

 
 
 
We are not immune in Southwest Florida

November 30, 2016 In the last week, Lee Countians saw that we are not exempt from random —?and seemingly targeted — violence aimed at law enforcement personnel. more »»

Election 2016: Moving forward

November 16, 2016 Judging from protest rhetoric and social media commentary, America’s post-election is shaping up to be, at least initially, as contentious as were the 2016 Presidential campaigns. more »»

Military ‘clawbacks’ break the faith

November 2, 2016 Count us among those who are appalled at the Department of Defense debacle dubbed the National Guard “clawback. more »»

General election recommendations

October 26, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election began Monday. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Constitution Amendment Recommendations

October 19, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Constitutional Amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Vote yes for 20/20 non-binding referendum

October 12, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots went out Friday and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiatives. more »»

Presidential Debates provide front-row seat

October 5, 2016 Opinions may vary as to who “won” or who “lost” but voters across America got their first opportunity last Monday night to see the two major party candidates go head to head in the opening... more »»

Abuse is a community concern

September 28, 2016 In 1974, a handful of Lee County residents took action against a prevailing social problem: violence against women. more »»

Animal Services: Be part of the solution

September 21, 2016 This has been a stressful “season” for Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The agency has taken in 35 percent more felines this “kitten season” over last, with an intake tally of 356 from Sept. more »»

Keep that light shining

September 14, 2016 ... “Today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. more »»

Too many empty plates across Lee County

September 7, 2016 The start of the school year brings many good things to the children of Lee County. A fresh opportunity to learn. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

One community

August 3, 2016 Editorials are supposed to offer answers. This one has none. Despite security — including armed security — a teen party at a club in Fort Myers turned deadly early Monday mornin. more »»

Spirit of ’45: Dinner to honor World War II vets

July 13, 2016 They’re a dying breed. Unfortunately, and literall. more »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Patient protection bill good legislation

March 30, 2016 A patient protection bill described by an array of proponents as a model for states across the country was pending the signature of Gov. Rick Scott at press time. more »»

Charter commission vote made good sense

March 23, 2016 A bid to add two members to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners while also changing how those representatives would be elected narrowly failed a Lee County Charter Review Commission vote... more »»

Flu shots make sense as 2016 season peaks

March 9, 2016 It’s a little late in the season but the number of reported cases has health officials again urging flu shots. more »»

 
 

 

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Editorials Poll

  1. Yes, it’s the best way to secure our border.
  2. Maybe, if Mexico pays for it and there are no pass-on costs to U.S. taxpayers.
  3. No, it’s too much money and I don’t believe we can persuade Mexico to fund the total cost.
  4. A better solution would be more border patrol personnel.
  5. Just eliminate sanctuary cities and enforce the current laws.
  6. Make it easier for people to come to the U.S. legally; then there would be no need for a wall.