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Patient protection bill good legislation

A patient protection bill described by an array of proponents as a model for states across the country was pending the signature of Gov. Rick Scott at press time.Dubbed the "End Surprise Medical Bills" legislation, the House and Senate passed the measure that would protect insured patients ...

Charter commission vote made good sense

A bid to add two members to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners while also changing how those representatives would be elected narrowly failed a Lee County Charter Review Commission vote earlier this month.Although the vote was 8-7 in favor of passing the proposed amendment along to ...

Flu shots make sense as 2016 season peaks

It's a little late in the season but the number of reported cases has health officials again urging flu shots.The Florida Department of Health in Lee County issued an advisory this week "urging residents and visitors to take precautions to limit their risk of exposure to seasonal flu."That's ...

Time to toss Family Lifeline a lifeline

One of Lee County's unique, mission-driven charities will hold the first of its two primary annual fundraisers next month.Lifeline Family Center, which provides "educational training, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, and spiritual direction" to young women 16-22 who ...

Presidential preference? Florida’s turn approaching

Florida is not among the dozen-plus states that caucus.Thank goodness.Instead, like the vast majority of states, Florida uses a preference primary election to allow registered voters to select their candidate of choice for the party's presidential nomination.Florida is a closed primary state, ...

Shop local — and don’t forget the reason for the season

Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. Some conclude it would be better to buy online or through catalogs.They are mistaken, having failed to wonder whether those crowds of ...

Facing the Syrian refugee crisis

With Thanksgiving Day behind us and the holiday season just ahead, we have much to be thankful for here in Cape Coral.The housing market has stabilized - is, in fact, on the way back up -jobs are to be had and, if prosperity has not returned for all of us, we can see better times ahead.For ...

Fly high, Ozzie

We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks after his release from an unrelated rehabilitation at CROW on Sanibel.While we understand the ...

Nuclear pact no beacon of peace

President Barack Obama is hailing the accord reached this week between Iran and six key countries, saying the long-negotiated pact paves the way toward peace."Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it's resolved through force, ...

Amendment 1 allocations a bill of goods

And so it begins.Saying state legislators pretty much spit upon the voter-approved constitutional amendment directing certain tax dollars be used for conservation, Earthjustice has filed a lawsuit to compel compliance with the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.The suit filed this week in ...