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Action by Lee County School Board appropriate

December 17, 2014 Last week, the School District of Lee County received notice from the Florida Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, notifying the district that it had received a complaint alleging... more »»

Vote No on school board ‘expansion’ proposal

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether substantive changes should be made to the makeup of the School Board of Lee County. more »»

Vote No on county commission term limits

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether they would like to limit the number of consecutive terms a Lee County commissioner may serve. more »»

Vote for Steve Teuber for District 4 in Lee County School Board race

October 29, 2014 The School District of Lee County easily holds a position at the pinnacle of regional enterprise. With a budget of $1.3 billion and a daily cost-of-operation obligation standing at $. more »»

Vote yes on Amendment 2 in general election

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative — no pun... more »»

Thank you for reconsidering ‘opt out’ vote

September 10, 2014 Less than a week after voting to “opt out” of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

Kids collateral damage in anti-universal standards war

September 3, 2014 At the urging of unhappy parents and educators who say they are fed to the gills with escalating standardized testing mandates, a school board majority voted last week to “opt out” of statewide... more »»

Early voting for primary election begins

August 20, 2014 Eight days of early voting for the Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 11 elections offices throughout Lee County. more »»

Be aware and take care: Schools opened this week

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under way. more »»

America’s War on Terror is far from ‘over’

July 16, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesda. more »»

School Supply Drive a good cause to rally around

July 2, 2014 The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has invited the community to join this year’s School Supply Drive, which runs through July 15. more »»

Deaths bring perils of war home again

June 18, 2014 Fresh on the heels of Memorial Day, America lost another five service personnel to the perils of wa. more »»

Best wishes extended to the Class of 2014!

June 11, 2014 With graduation, like their high school years, now behind them, members of the Class of 2014 are embarking on the next steps on their respective journeys. more »»

Be prepared, not complacent, for season

June 4, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

May 28, 2014 On Monday, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women Memorial Day is intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

And they’re off ... candidates vie for vacant District 19 House seat

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized Wednesday. more »»

Vaccinate your pets against recent parvo virus outbreak

February 5, 2014 Another “spike” in the number of animals testing positive for an often fatal, yet preventable, virus has prompted Lee County Domestic Animal Services to again warn pet owners that they need to... more »»

Eagle cam updates must-see viewing

December 31, 2013 The Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” has received more than 19 million views over the past couple of years. more »»

Still time for input on possible sale of Cayo Costa parcels

October 9, 2013 Area residents who have an opinion on whether the state should retain or sell environmental lands on Cayo Costa and North Captiva in the hope of buying “better” sites who knows where, still have an... more »»

Lee County should not raid Conservation 20/20

September 4, 2013 After saying no to a similar proposal in April of 2011, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is again looking to tap tax dollars earmarked for the purchase of environmentally sensitive land. more »»

 
 

 

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