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Stop modern day slavery: Be part of the solution

As frontline workers in the fight against human trafficking, the Cape Coral Police Department answered a global call to action Thursday. July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and the 2020 theme urged first responders -- “the people who work in different sectors -- ...

Time for a city ‘code of conduct’

Cape Coral City Council announced Monday that it will explore bringing forward a code of conduct for its members.It's a good concept -- and long overdue.Four years ago, with the city touting its efforts for the development of the Bimini Basin area and the city-owned Seven Islands as well as ...

Kudos to the Class of 2020

A much-heralded education celebration joined pom-and-circumstance graduations and other milestones cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.But what would have been the 28th annual Excellence in Education event organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral went forward ...

Some good news

As COVID cases continue to climb, as our local health officials warn that ICU beds are near capacity, it may be a good time to take a minute away from pandemic headlines and share some good news.The city does that well in its quarterly newsletter, On The Move, and the summer edition contains ...

Facts, not Fear IV

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees have a uniquely 2020 Fourth of July holiday weekend message for Floridians: Avoid the "Three Cs" -- Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings.And wear a mask in public.In a joint statement released Thursday morning that also ...

Wistful thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic has snaked its tentacles into all we take -- or took -- for granted.We, as a community and as a state, have endured major disruptions to public education and our economy, including front-line workers and the many, many deemed "non-essential."We all have watched the numbers ...

Meet the candidates

The Breeze is committed to providing abundant election coverage, particularly for the Cape Coral City Council races.To that end, we begin today with an introduction of the candidates and will move next week into issue-related Q&As. We present these graph style by City Council seat so ...

Tone deaf

Cape Coral City Council received a revenue and expenditures update Monday.The current "sustainability" numbers were a mixed bag.Revenue from property tax levies were good with most of the money expected already collected.Cape Coral's second property tax revenue source -- excuse us, fire ...

George Floyd

..."We lost a life in our community on Tuesday his name was George Floyd. George did not deserve to die! Never in the world should a non violent 911 call equate to the death of patron! Never should our black people feel that they are in danger of their life if the police are present! Never ...

Follow the money

Cape Coral City's Council's search for a new city manager has moved into the interview phase.Members of the elected board spent their Thursday in a series of one-on-one interviews with candidates for the city's top administrative post.Council as a whole will conduct follow-ups with each today, ...