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Trump has given America new hope

To the editor: I am 76 years young, 100% DAV, and served my country during the Viet Nam war, 1964-1968. When I got discharged I went back to college in Boston on the VA bill. I was very naive about “politics” but took a class on political science where I learned from a teacher who started ...

Time to take things down a notch

To the editor: It was during the Trump administration when the anti-racism protestor in Charlottesville was attempting to disperse; as per the police instruction, and was mowed down by a rental car? Can you remember that far back? Now the GOP convention invites Americans to believe “you ...

Guest Commentary: Urge your U.S. senators to support S. 877

The U.S. House passed S. 877 in November 2019. Let's make sure the Senate passes it this session! Sharks are threatened globally, and this bill will help close another door to the unsustainable international fin trade. Sharks are disappearing at an alarming rate. Every year, between 63 ...

Pass the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act

To the editor: September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s that we be there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. ...

Want clean water? Follow the money

To the editor: In 2018 our water pollution was so bad in Florida, we had dead dolphins, manatees, fish, birds and even a whale wash up on the shores of local beaches. People were coughing and having trouble breathing -- and it was not pollution, it was toxic algae-caused by nutrient pollutant ...

Guest Commentary: Update on modifying Lake Okeechobee’s release schedule

By SARAH ASHTON and JIM METZLER It is reasonable that so much attention is currently being paid to the pandemic and the associated economic crisis. We all hope that before too long those issues will be behind us. However, when they are behind us, we will still be facing significant water ...

Backyard chickens

To the editor: Commissioner Chairman Hamman’s (District 4) motion for a Land Development Code allowing backyard chickens and Commissioner Mann’s (District 5) motion to pass it is not in the best interest of Lee County. I moved to Lehigh Acres because it was a residential area, not an ...

Political leadership is clueless

To the editor: I take COVID and the mask situation seriously and wear a mask where it is required. I believe this virus can be more dangerous to some people with underlining conditions. But the people who are disseminating the information to us have a long track record of lying to and showing ...

Guest Commentary: County committed to LeeCARES aid effort

I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. I also want to thank our Lee County employees who have stepped up to the challenge of what all public servants are tasked to do in times of great need — serve the community. You know many of these ...