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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 »»

U.S. should support the universal right to protection

May 22, 2019 To the editor: The stories coming from the southern border of children being ripped apart from the parents as they seek safety and stability are a tragedy for the U.S. 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 »»

Shareholders should share the penalties for corporate malfeasance

May 22, 2019 To the editor: It is time to reconsider the nature of the beast, the corporation. more »»

Pinata politics

May 15, 2019 To the editor: As I write these words, the Florida State budget is now on its way to the Governor’s desk for signature. more »»

Schools are the last place guns should be

May 15, 2019 To the editor: If Americans could choose only one place in their lives that guns would be banned, they would choose schools. Responding to gun violence with more guns does not work. more »»

Plastic bags kill thousands of sea creatures annually

May 8, 2019 To the editor: Yet another marine mammal—this time a dolphin calf—has been found with a stomach full of plastic. The small dolphin was found on Fort Myers Beach, far from her deep-water home. more »»

Attacks continue despite the facts

May 8, 2019 To the editor: Last Sunday was a political junkies’ Utopia. more »»

No double standard

May 8, 2019 To the editor: I keep reading of the absolute adoration of President Trump from some of the fiercest proponents of placing a plaque of the Ten Commandments in government office. more »»

Republicans handle the truth better than Democrats

May 8, 2019 To the editor: After reading Galen O. Ballard’s letter I have to wonder where she got her info. more »»

Guest Commentary: Facing Florida’s public health crisis

April 24, 2019 Hats off to Southwest Florida Congressman Francis Rooney for pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to tell the public what it knows about the threat of... 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 »»

Know the signs of an overdose

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country. more »»

The Biden blues

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Hey, Joe Biden, welcome to the world of Demo-lunacy. There’s an old saying: “Don’t play with a snake; it can't be trusted and it will bite you sooner or late. more »»

Make it stop now

April 17, 2019 To the editor: Illegal dumping has made the news three times in last 7 days. Guess I am not only one complainin. 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 »»

Religion anyone?

April 17, 2019 To the editor: This country was founded upon the principle of freedom of religion but today we are controlled by the religions of political correctness and domestic political terrorism. more »»

Whitewash of justice

April 10, 2019 To the editor: We find the Democrat demand to prove collusion between President Trump and Russia unfounded after years of investigation and millions of taxpayers dollars in the Mueller investigatio... 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 »»


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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