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Why can’t graffiti problems be addressed?

July 17, 2019 To the editor: The Sheriff’s Office is stating from Code that they are not enforcing graffiti on private property anymore? So a vacant gas station owned by a bank in Tampa near Lehigh Acres Hospital... more »»

Calusa Waterkeeper to be commended for efforts

July 10, 2019 To the editor: As a member of the Climate Action Team of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation I wish to thank the Calusa Waterkeeper and their associates for presenting Public Health Alert-Florida Wate... more »»

Guest Commentary: County Commission recess, no rest!

July 3, 2019 The Lee Board of County Commission is now in our July recess until we return for our next scheduled Board meeting on Aug. 6. more »»

Guest Commentary: It is a busy time for water issues

June 26, 2019 By SARAH ASHTON and JIM METZLER Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Money talks

June 26, 2019 To the editor: Making and selling illicit drugs to the poor vs. making and selling opioids to patients is an interesting subject. more »»

Listen to the people, vote ‘no’ on mining amendment

June 19, 2019 To the editor: This is an open letter to our Lee County commissioners: Again I make a plea to ask you to reconsider your movement to push forward with lime-rock mining in Lee Count. more »»

The face of addiction has changed

June 19, 2019 To the editor: Should there be an apology for the 1994 crime bill? Perhaps the question should be “Should there be an apology for introducing a crime bill in a country with such a racist white... more »»

A family reunion

June 19, 2019 To the editor: There has always been a difference to one degree or another between the two major Parties in this country. more »»

Protect our wetlands, protect our groundwater

June 12, 2019 To the editor: I attended the April 17 Lee County Board of County Commissioners meeting, when they voted 3-1 to move the lime-rock mining amendments forward. M. more »»

Global warming from another point of view

June 12, 2019 To the editor: Having recently read an article on regarding global climate change vs world population. I was somewhat taken aback by their declaration. more »»

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

June 5, 2019 The official start to the 2019 hurricane season was June 1. Lee County is ready, thanks to the longstanding and constant support of the Lee Board of County Commissioners. more »»

Guest Commentary: This is my home, too: setting the record straight

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 »»

Guest Commentary: Legislators fail to protect Floridians from risks of fracking

June 5, 2019 By AMBER CROOKS As we assess the results of the 2019 legislative session, we must confront the fact that legislators have once again failed to pass a comprehensive bill that would effectively ban... 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 Commentary: Legislature delivers on promise to address water issues

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

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 »»


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