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Compassion before politics

February 28, 2018 In the wake of adversity, in the wake of tragedy, in the wake of the very worst that fate or man can throw our way, Americans have always paused and come together, if only briefly, to mourn those... more »»

No flu shot? Get one now

January 10, 2018 In the wake of what it calls “a sharp increase in flu cases,” Lee Health has restricted children 12 and younger from visiting patients in its intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units and... more »»

Las Vega shooting an ‘act of pure evil’

October 11, 2017 An “act of pure evil” gripped the American consciousness with blood-stained fingers last Sunday night. more »»

Edison Farms buy: Kudos to Lee County

October 4, 2017 County commissioners and conservationists alike are applauding the elected board’s unanimous vote to add nearly 4,000 acres of wetlands to Lee County’s voter-endorsed Conservation 20/20 program. more »»

Post-Irma: Neighbor helping neighbor

September 20, 2017 Irma’s impact on our community was less than expected — thank God — but North Fort Myers did not escape unscathed. more »»

Helping Houston weather the storm

September 6, 2017 The most recent updates from the Associated Press are grim: The death toll is climbing as public safety officials continue to find the bodies of those lost in the flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey. more »»

Take care as schools open Thursday

August 9, 2017 An estimated 95,000 students across Lee County will head back to school Thursday as the new academic year begins. more »»

Rainy season brings mosquitos

June 21, 2017 Rainy season has begun — thank goodness. We welcome the rain, much needed in the wake of the winter drough. more »»

2017 legislative session: A lesson to be learned

June 7, 2017 Florida’s $82.4 billion budget finally landed on Gov. Rick Scott's desk last Wednesday where it was promptly subject to partial veto. Gov. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2017

May 24, 2017 Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke

May 17, 2017 For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate. more »»

Compromised health care

April 26, 2017 Legislation to enact a voter mandate to legalize medical marijuana moved forward this week. more »»

Shadow government does not benefit the public’s right to know

March 22, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

It’s time again to toss Lifeline a lifeline

March 8, 2017 Last year around this time we called attention to a Lee County charity with a unique mission. more »»

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 »»



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Editorials Poll

  1. I’m glad Gov. Scott signed it.
  2. I like raising the age of purchase, the three-day waiting period and other gun control provisions but not the “school guardian program” to allow teachers with duties outside the classroom and other staffers to be trained and armed.
  3. I like the limited on-campus carry provision but not the gun control aspects.
  4. I like the additional funding for armed school resource offices and for mental health services but not gun control or allowing some staffers to carry guns.
  5. Gov. Scott should have vetoed it.
  6. Other.