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Guest Opinion: This is my home, too: setting the record straight on Impact Wetlands

June 5, 2019 You may have recently seen media headlines, “Lee may allow wetlands buildings” or “Lee board advances plan to allow commercial in wetlands. more »»

School officials get failing grades

June 5, 2019 To the editor: Two precious children have been killed. It's obvious that our school bus system is inadequate and placing youngsters in harms way. more »»

Much ado, little accomplishment

June 5, 2019 To the editor: Our Florida state government is like the child who is sent out to buy milk and returns with junk food. more »»

Guest Opinion: Lee County urges - and practices - a culture of preparedness

May 29, 2019 The official start to the 2019 hurricane season is Saturday. Lee County is ready, thanks to the longstanding and constant support of the Lee Board of County Commissioner. more »»

Guest Opinion: Florida Legislature delivers on promise to address local water challenges

May 29, 2019 Being born and raised in Southwest Florida, fighting for clean water is personal to me. more »»

Are we willing to pay the price for open borders?

May 29, 2019 To the editor: The letter this week with the statement we need “to guarantee constitutional and international human rights to those who need those rights the most” confounds me. more »»

Parental involvement is important

May 29, 2019 To the editor: As a mother of four children, ages 21, 16, 14, and 7 months, I am able to see how fast time really goes and how precious time with your children is. more »»

Congress must address prescription drug price gouging

May 22, 2019 To the editor: A recent news article reported that more than 40 states are suing pharmaceuticals for price gouging. more »»

How much is a life worth?

May 22, 2019 To the editor: I saw on News4 that Project Lifesaver is being discontinued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office because it is too expensive. I have to disagree with eliminating this program. more »»

Guest Opinion: Making progress on harmful algal blooms

May 15, 2019 Earlier this week I had the opportunity to host officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

For shame!

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a "painful" day. more »»

Announced drug plan neither effective nor compassionate

April 17, 2019 To the editor: I am responding to your front page article last week entitled “Efforts to address opioid crisis hailed. more »»

Immigrants deserve respect

April 17, 2019 To the editor: It is with pain that I share this. Yesterday, as I was in a meeting, a participant said that they thought immigrants were lazy and not dependable. more »»

Juveniles at risk

April 17, 2019 To the editor: Prosecutors around our state send hundreds of kids to the adult criminal justice system every year. In fact, Florida prosecutes more children for felonies than any other state. more »»

Why an electoral college?

April 10, 2019 To the editor: When the founders looked to develop a system to elect our president they analyzed governments and how they represented the people all the way back to ancient Rome. more »»

Guest Opinion: County Commission’s actions are legal

April 3, 2019 On March 8, while reading the latest edition of the regional daily, I was surprised to see an article by Commissioner Frank Mann titled, “Eslick bridge removal is a Lee Commission’s rules violatio. more »»

Guest Opinion: New day, new opportunities for managing water

March 27, 2019 It was a refreshingly optimistic day at the South Florida Water Management District last week as seven new appointees were sworn in to serve as the Governing Board. more »»

Community benefits from Cookie Program

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida would like to sincerely thank all those who purchased Girl Scout Cookies this year, as well as our retail partners who generously hosted cookie booths... more »»

Prevention is key to Florida’s algae-infested waters

March 20, 2019 To the editor: According to the mainstream news reporting, our governor is in the process of accumulating a very large sum of both federal and state money to combat our problems with red tide and... more »»

Multi-state legislative action can make the electoral college irrelevant

March 20, 2019 To the editor: Today I write to promote the National Popular Voting Interstate Compact (NPVIC). more »»



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