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It’s time again to toss Lifeline a lifeline

Last year around this time we called attention to a Lee County charity with a unique mission.We'd like to do so again as Lifeline Family Center gears up for one of its two primary fundraisers and a whole new initiative.The wholly donor-funded center, which provides "educational training, job ...

Edison Farms appraisals: Here’s hoping

Residents who think elected officials don't always listen to voter mandates have good reason to cheer this week.Mere weeks after nearly 84 percent of those casting a ballot lent overwhelming support for the continuation of the Conservation 20/20 program, the Lee County Board of County ...

We are not immune in Southwest Florida

In the last week, Lee Countians saw that we are not exempt from random -?and seemingly targeted - violence aimed at law enforcement personnel.Last Sunday, a Sanibel police officer conducting a routine traffic stop was shot and injured in a drive-by shooting. The gunman fled and exchanged fire ...

Election 2016: Moving forward

Judging from protest rhetoric and social media commentary, America's post-election is shaping up to be, at least initially, as contentious as were the 2016 Presidential campaigns.Given the fervent support on both sides - and the close results between now President-elect Donald Trump and ...

Military ‘clawbacks’ break the faith

Count us among those who are appalled at the Department of Defense debacle dubbed the National Guard "clawback."In the wake of a report by the LA Times that the Pentagon has demanded repayment of enlistment bonuses and incentives paid a decade ago to nearly 10,000 California guardsmen in ...

General election recommendations

Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election began 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 ...

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 ...