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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 »»

A time for mourning, a time for giving thanks

August 14, 2013 The Southwest Florida law enforcement community mourned the loss of one of their own this past weekend. Sgt. Michael Wilson, of the Charlotte County’s Sheriff’s Office, was shot to death Au. more »»

Be aware, take care: Schools open Thursday

August 7, 2013 Public schools open across Lee County next Thursday. An estimated 86,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, will return to the classroom as the new school year gets under way. more »»

Be prepared: Hurricane season continues

July 3, 2013 As many as 20 named storms are predicted for hurricane season this year, as officials anticipate a slightly higher-than-average season. more »»

Unemployment findings justified; state compliance overdue

June 5, 2013 The first of a pair of legal challenges to the state of Florida’s legislature “modernized” unemployment compensation process has been deemed a violation of federal civil rights and... more »»

Vaccinate your pets against parvo virus, rabies

May 22, 2013 A “spike” in the number of puppies testing positive for an often fatal, yet preventable, virus has prompted Lee County Domestic Animal Services to warn pet owners they need to vaccinate their pets. more »»

‘Every one of us stands with you’

April 24, 2013 We, as a country, again mourn, this time in the wake of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that left three dead and more than 180 wounded. more »»

Sunshine Week: Knowledge is power

March 20, 2013 “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. more »»

Implement two-year moratorium on impact fees

February 20, 2013 In March, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is expected to consider a proposal that would implement a moratorium on most impact fees for up to two year. more »»

Count us among those smitten with the eaglets

January 30, 2013 The Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” has received more than 5 million views, with people from more than 150 countries logging on to watch a parent pair of eagles and their two nestlings, a press releas... more »»

Vote Mitt Romney

October 31, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

Of Special Note: Week of July 4

July 4, 2012 U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to have rep in Lehigh A representative of U.S. Bill Nelson will be in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Health care mandate a tax —what a surprise

July 3, 2012 Lawyers and politicians — you gotta love ’em. more »»

It does not hurt to be sure

June 27, 2012 There is good news concerning the fight against the virus that causes AIDS. more »»

Animal services needs some help

May 14, 2012 Pets prowling alleys and byways looking for love or adventure may make great Disney movies but it’s tough stuff in real life. more »»

Incentive goals lacking specific measures for student achievement

October 2, 2011 The Lee County School Board has given its new superintendent five performance incentive goals for the upcoming year, all but one keyed to school or teacher achievement. more »»



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