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Sorry for America

To the editor: With the immigration crisis and this $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan and tax bill, I am hearing the same rhetoric from politicians and media. We are told we should welcome and help everyone that comes to this country illegally and yet the people that come here legally have ...

A living wage will pay for itself

To the editor: We simply can not tolerate people dying in the streets. Therefore, the employers in any given community must pay wages commensurate with the local ( Repeat: local) Cost of Living -- or -- be taxed to provide Social Services sufficient to forestall such dying. It is likely ...

Special Pops’ Guardian Angels to celebrate 25th anniversary

The young woman’s smile radiated throughout the ballroom. As she danced across the stage, modeling her new outfit, that smile only grew larger. As she left the stage, her joy for the day was not only fulfilling for her but also for the hundreds of people in attendance. This woman was a part ...

How low can it go in Cape’s ‘limbo’ home inventory? 

Cue the calypso music and line-up for the 2021 spring break version of the “inventory limbo,” as the Cape Coral real estate market continues to test just “how low it can go” when it comes to the monthly supply of unsold homes and the current level of active listings. The record low ...

Carioscia kept Cape Coral moving forward

When you’re running for the first time in a field of 19 candidates spread among four races, it’s hard to stand out. Former Cape Coral council member John Carioscia — then District 2 candidate John Carioscia — had little difficulty doing just that back in 2011. The election, as Cape ...

Universal school vouchers good for kids and country

To the editor: Last fall, for the first time in my life, I received a phone call from a person elected in my district. Spencer Roach and I talked for several minutes. Our conversation centered around our shared alarm and dismay regarding our fellow citizens' almost complete ignorance of ...

HB 1 weighs in on the wrong sides of history

To the editor: Heather Heyer was run down and killed in Charlottesville while following police orders to disperse from the park where she was peacefully protesting the reification of racism at a city park statue to a confederate. Convicted of the homicide was a fascist from out of state who ...