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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 »»

True Blue: A community mourns fallen officer

August 1, 2018 If broken hearts weep, Lee County is bleeding blue today. After fighting for his life for a week, Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to his injuries Saturday. He was 2. more »»

SCOTUS nomination: And so it begins

July 18, 2018 The words were scarcely out of President Trump’s mouth last Monday when criticisms of his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, began to flow. We have no problem with that. more »»

Vote-by-mail ballots best way to go this year

July 11, 2018 With the Primary and General Election ballot races firmed up as of the end of qualifying on June 22, the 2018 election season is now sliding toward home. And very quickly. The Primary is Au. more »»

Fiscally tone deaf

June 20, 2018 The Lee County School Board boosted the district’s top administrator’s pay by 13 percent recently, adding a number of other goodies in his new three-year contract as well. more »»

What we learned from Hurricane Irma

May 23, 2018 Due to the possibility of pre-season tropical storm formation in the Gulf this year, our annual be-prepared editorial is a little ahead of the official start of hurricane season. more »»

 
 

 

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