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General Election recommendations

Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday.While the presidential race is the big ticket item for many voters, there also are a number of key local, state and federal offices on the ballot this year as well as four state constitutional amendments ...

Constitution Amendment Recommendations

For voters in Florida, there's a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down.Five constitutional amendments have been proposed this year, and four will be decided in the general electionOne, Amendment No. 4, was placed on the August ballot; it was ...

Constitutional Amendment recommendations

For voters in Florida, there's a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down.Five constitutional amendments have been proposed this year, and four will be decided in the general electionOne, Amendment No. 4, was placed on the August ballot; it was ...

Vote yes for 20/20 non-binding referendum

The first wave of mail ballots went out Friday and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiatives.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has brought the Conservation 20/20 program back to the voters in a ...

Presidential Debates provide front-row seat

Opinions may vary as to who "won" or who "lost" but voters across America got their first opportunity last Monday night to see the two major party candidates go head to head in the opening presidential debate.Moderated by Lester Holt of NCB Nightly News, the issues-related forum was hosted by ...

Abuse is a community concern

In 1974, a handful of Lee County residents took action against a prevailing social problem: violence against women.They founded the county's first rape crisis center, opened Lee's first "safe shelter" and, in the process "changed the face of our community and saved countless lives," according ...

Animal Services: Be part of the solution

This has been a stressful "season" for Lee County Domestic Animal Services.The agency has taken in 35 percent more felines this "kitten season" over last, with an intake tally of 356 from Sept. 1, 2016 over last year's 263.There are 275 cats awaiting adoption at the shelter plus another 100 in ...

Keep that light shining

... "Today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and Federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. ...

Too many empty plates across Lee County

The start of the school year brings many good things to the children of Lee County.A fresh opportunity to learn.An ability to choose among specialized programs that foster an array of interests and talents.The chance to take part in a wealth of related activities, from clubs to athletics.For ...