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Legal notices legislation clouds public notification

April 17, 2019 Like a slick counterfeit twenty, a proposal to “save money” at the expense of government transparency is being proffered again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary publi. more »»

 
 
 
Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Neighboring Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Citrus Canker settlement: It’s time to pay up

March 27, 2019 Lee County homeowners still waiting for fair compensation for backyard citrus trees chopped by the state nearly two decades ago won't have to wait much longer if a proposal in the Florida House... more »»

Sexual trafficking: ‘Hidden in plain sight’

March 6, 2019 The U.S. map on the Polaris website is chilling: colored spots marking the sex trade spread across the country with a proliferation of large blood-red blotches highlighting trafficking hotspots. more »»

Fake threat...real consequences: Yes, they mean it

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Sea change on the water-quality front?

February 6, 2019 Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month. more »»

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

January 30, 2019 Taxpayers who support Lee County’s 20/20 Conservation program — and that, literally, is most of us— may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000... more »»

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

January 9, 2019 Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one. This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice. more »»

Remain vigilant, stay involved, be vocal

December 27, 2018 Saying they are tired of the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Optimism at the polls

November 14, 2018 Southwest Floridians are notably frugal when it comes to taxes. That’s not a bad thing. more »»

Water quality: Battle won, fight goes on

October 31, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer’s unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front this week. more »»

Give, but give wisely, in wake of a disaster

October 24, 2018 One of life’s hardest lessons to accept is that where most of us see tragedy, there are others who see opportunity. That is seldom more true than in the wake of a natural disaster. more »»

Packed ballot Nov. 6; Vote-by-mail

October 17, 2018 Lee Countians planning to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election are facing a lengthy ballot. more »»

Public outcry can drive the wave for change

October 10, 2018 “Speak up! Be a disrupter. Some people think that’s a bad thing, but it’s not. It wakes people up. Make those phone calls. more »»

Guest Opinion: Good schools benefit our entire community; vote ‘yes’ on the half-penny sales tax referendum

October 10, 2018 The School District of Lee County has clearly established the need for additional capital revenue. more »»

Water pact a win for North Fort Myers

September 26, 2018 Lee County residents who have demanded action on water quality issues got some action on the local front last Monday. more »»

‘The media:’ Enemy of the people?

August 22, 2018 "The fake news media." "The real enemy of the people." "A stain on the American people. more »»

Environmental hurricane of 2018

August 15, 2018 It’s a storm that blew no winds. No torrential rains poured down. more »»

True Blue: A community mourns fallen officer

August 1, 2018 If broken hearts weep, Lee County is bleeding blue today. After fighting for his life for a week, Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to his injuries Saturday. He was 2. more »»

 
 

 

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