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LRMC shocked at statement made by association member

During the July monthly Lehigh Ministerial Association meeting, hosted by Lehigh Regional Medical Center, the concept of presenting a "Hands Across Lehigh" event as a show unity in Lehigh Acres was discussed.The hospital is supportive of an event that promotes unity and includes all members of ...

Scott, state agencies need to step up, take responsibility

Recently a state of emergency was declared for Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties from the filthy water and toxic algae spilling from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries. The irony is that the state knowingly has made decision after disastrous policy ...

When Orlando needed it most, the world came to our aid

More than a week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence.Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city is ...

Beware of common rallying cry for more state land buying

"Buy the land, send the water south" has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. This kind of mantra tells me history has been forgotten and reality is no longer common sense.My fear is this mindset is tied ...

Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing

Imagine being denied treatment for cancer because Washington bureaucrats decided that a cutting-edge new therapy that could cure you just wasn't "cost effective."That's already happening in Britain under its government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service. And Medicare officials ...

U.S. Sugar’s advertising ignores missing piece of puzzle

U.S. Sugar has placed several full-page newspaper advertisements reporting the "facts" about moving Lake Okeechobee water south. On behalf of the 61 organizations of the Everglades Coalition, committed to the protection and restoration of America's Everglades, we must set the record ...

Representative intends to stick with Florida House

When Congressman Clawson announced he would not run for re-election for District 19, I was urged by a number of constituents and community leaders about the opportunity to represent Southwest Florida in Congress.Over the last few days my family and I have weighed this decision. And as I told ...

State, feds working on C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir

As a South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, I heard loud and clear when residents of the Southwest Florida said completing a reservoir to store and deliver water to the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary was their top environmental priority within the basin. With support ...