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Guest Commentary: On guns: Where do we go from here?

August 21, 2019 Like you, I watched in shock as news unfolded of the mass shooting in El Paso two weeks ago — the 250th so far this year. more »»

 
 
 
A world going crazy

August 14, 2019 To the editor: We went to bed with news of a horrific mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and woke up with another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. more »»

Ban assault weapons!

August 14, 2019 To the editor: This phrase is bandied about through our most distrusted media. It says nothing. The wording is meaningless and unreasonabl. more »»

Guest Commentary: White House drug reform reversal leaves mental health patients pinching pennies

August 7, 2019 The White House just axed a proposal that would have made medicines more affordable for patients living with mental illness. more »»

Who are the real racists?

August 7, 2019 To the editor: Recently, Trump has called out the “Squad” and Congressman Cummings of Maryland. Trump called the Squad out for their (anti-Jewish) comments and socialis. more »»

Do figures lie, or do liars figure?

August 7, 2019 To the editor: It is more than a little disturbing to observe the sales tactics, and the source of the information being used by stock brokers to create dramatic fluctuations in the U.S. stock market. more »»

Guest Commentary: Comprehensive cancer coverage for firefighters a key first step

July 31, 2019 Discovering the fire profession and becoming a certified State of Florida firefighter in 2014 made the fight for cancer coverage very personal. more »»

I am an American

July 31, 2019 To the editor: I am sick and tired of being called a Trump hater or being told I hate him because I am a Democrat. It has NOTHING to do with parties or politics. more »»

An investment in the future

July 31, 2019 To the editor: Keeping a civilization together in peace and in prosperity for ALL requires constant, diligent, intelligent and impartial maintenance in both the short-term and the long-term aspects. more »»

Guest Commentary: World War II Veterans Day event needs help to continue

July 24, 2019 This is my ninth year as Lee County Chairman for the nationwide initiative called Spirit of ’45, honoring our World War II veterans and ensuring their legacy is kept alive. more »»

Sheriff Marceno is doing a good job

July 24, 2019 To the editor: What I don’t understand is Sheriff Marceno is doing a good job but some find it necessary to criticize success.  Many of you did not say anything when Mike Scott was ruling the count. more »»

Why are fireworks use laws not enforced?

July 24, 2019 To the editor: I am writing to address the subject of fireworks in our community. more »»

Collateral damage

July 24, 2019 To the editor: Rat poison is killing our wildlife in alarming numbers all over Southwest Florida. Everyone, please do not use rat poison to kill your rodents. more »»

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 »»

 
 

Moose Lodge 2266 August 28, 2019

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