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Senate must restore Violence Against Women Act

To the editor: I for one am grateful the police captured the mass killer in Georgia who killed a security guard and seven women at spas in Atlanta. I’m glad they nabbed him before he got to Florida. Now is the time for Senators Scott and Rubio to put aside partisan rhetoric and restore ...

Guest Commentary: Preserve Public Notice; Bill shifts costs to business

House Bill 35, which is slated to be heard by the Florida House of Representative this week, shifts cost to private business, makes government bigger, and, in some cases, converts private sector jobs into public sector jobs. It’s wrong for business and it’s wrong for Florida. What ...

Sen. Bill 90 restricts voter rights

To the editor: Florida Senate Bill 90 proposed by Gov. DeSantis would restrict voting rights retroactively, requiring some Floridians, who are already registered to vote in his upcoming gubernatorial race, to re-register. Not a single county registrar of voters requested this. Indeed, the ...

Save the Lee Civic Center, save rural Lee

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to the members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, please consider not destroying the Lee Civic Center. It is the heart and soul of rural Lee County. By destroying it you will be ripping the word rural out of ...

Guest Commentary: How much do you know about Lee County Schools?

When our hard-working educators, prepare lesson plans, they refer to Florida Standards for core lessons. Lessons are available by grade and achievement levels from level one to four. The achievement Level Ones need more attention to make sure they understand and learn. Not because they are ...

Homeless in the U.S. is a shame

To the editor: We as citizens of the United States of America should be ashamed of ourselves. We all say this group or that group needs help but who does the government and the citizens ignore the most? Those who are homeless that’s who! We all pay lip service by donating money and ...

Offended? So what?

To the editor: Some people are upset because they are offended. It is unreasonable to think that you will go through life without being offended. It is unrealistic, and yet, we constantly find that this person or that group, is offended. Must we examine carefully every word to be spoken, ...

Time to level the playing field

To the editor: We simply MUST put an end to Money-Based Politics. Anyone who chooses to run for elected office and who can demonstrate a prescribed level of support (TBD) should be granted by the applicable government entity a set amount of money to finance his/her election campaign. No ...

Guest Commentary: #StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...