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Senate must restore Violence Against Women Act

To the editor: I for one am grateful the police captured the mass killer in Georgia who killed a security guard and seven women at spas in Atlanta. I’m glad they nabbed him before he got to Florida. Now is the time for Senators Scott and Rubio to put aside partisan rhetoric and restore ...

Guest commentary: Preserve Public Notice; Bill shifts costs to business

House Bill 35, which is slated to be heard by the Florida House of Representative this week, shifts cost to private business, makes government bigger, and, in some cases, converts private sector jobs into public sector jobs. It’s wrong for business and it’s wrong for Florida. What ...

Local governments must speak up now about federal climate legislation

The Center for Climate Integrity projects that by 2040, due to global warming, Florida will spend $76 billion just on seawalls. Lee County’s share of that will be $3.5 billion. Cape Coral’s, $431 million. A 2020 fiscal analysis for Florida State Senate Bill 7016 cited estimates that ...

Sen. Bill 90 restricts voter rights

To the editor: Florida Senate Bill 90 proposed by Gov. DeSantis would restrict voting rights retroactively, requiring some Floridians, who are already registered to vote in his upcoming gubernatorial race, to re-register. Not a single county registrar of voters requested this. Indeed, the ...

Ahh, yes, St. Patrick’s Day: The Wearin’ o’ the Green

To the editor: Did you know St Patrick was an engineer? He is the Engineer’s Patron Saint, Catholic or no! When I was in Washington University Engineering School in the ’50s, we celebrated St Patrick via Engineer's Day — We came up with interesting little exhibits to justify to our ...

Save the Lee Civic Center, save rural Lee

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to the members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, please consider not destroying the Lee Civic Center. It is the heart and soul of rural Lee County. By destroying it you will be ripping the word rural out of ...

On the path leads to perdition

To the editor: If you do not see the truth in the following then you are closing your eyes and ears to the dangers of the path our country is following. So apparently we have learned nothing from the horrific events of World War II and the effects of National Socialism. Our country is on ...

Guest opinion: How much do you know about Lee County Schools?

When our hard-working educators, prepare lesson plans, they refer to Florida Standards for core lessons. Lessons are available by grade and achievement levels from level one to four. The achievement Level Ones need more attention to make sure they understand and learn. Not because they are ...

Guest commentary: #StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...

Homeless in the U.S. is a shame

To the editor: We as citizens of the United States of America should be ashamed of ourselves. We all say this group or that group needs help but who does the government and the citizens ignore the most? Those who are homeless that’s who! We all pay lip service by donating money and ...