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Military ‘clawbacks’ break the faith for guardsmen, country

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 ...

Recommendations on three races in Nov. 8 general election

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 ...

Amendment recommendations for Nov. 8 general election

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 ...

Amendment recommendations for Nov. 8 general election

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 Conservation 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 ...

Final two presidental debates planned are worth watching

Opinions may vary as to who "won" or who "lost" but voters across America got their first opportunity last week 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 the ...

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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 ...

Voting recommendations for the Aug. 30 Primary Election

Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20.There are a number of local, state and federal offices up for grabs this year with the primary being the official kickoff for most.With Florida being a closed primary state, and a whole new election ...