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Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

 
 
 
Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

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 Lee County sister city 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 »»

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 »»

GUEST COMMENTARY: JROTC program has strong record of success in Lee

March 6, 2019 JROTC offers a nationally accredited curriculum, which teaches leadership, team-building, decision-making, learning styles, emotional control, conflict resolution, financial awareness, first aid,... 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 »»

Weigh in on water quality policies

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

Ailing system

November 29, 2018 We are strong free market proponents. Competition between and among private businesses is the bedrock of a sound demand-and-supply economy. We endorse that predicate. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

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

Battle won, fight goes on

November 6, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer’s unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front recentl. more »»

Give - but give wisely

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 »»

Winds of 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 »»

‘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

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

 
 

Babcock Ranch Discovery Center offers we May 23, 2019

Come learn more about Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, during extended hours at the Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall on Thursday evenings in May. more »

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December 27, 2011 2012 is just around the bend and if you are like many, you have already started to plan the changes you want to make in the New Year. more »

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