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Guest Commentary: World War II Veterans Day event needs help to continue

This is my ninth year as Lee County Chairman for the nationwide initiative called Spirit of '45, honoring our World War II veterans and ensuring their legacy is kept alive.Meeting these wonderful men and women of our greatest generation has been an honor and a privilege. That honor and ...

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service provides sneak peek at select 2018 stamps

With a new year just around the corner, the U.S. Postal Service is raising the curtain to provide a sneak peek at a portion of its 2018 stamp program.Icons such as Lena Horne, John Lennon and Sally Ride and will be immortalized on Forever stamps next year. Stunning photographs of America's ...

Postal News: Post offices closed for holidays

Post offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. Post offices will be open regular operating hours on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.Blue collection boxes are not serviced on Sundays and that will be the case on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve this year. ...

Postal News: Postal inspectors offer mailing tips to secure holiday shipments

This holiday season the U.S. Postal Service looks forward to delivering a great deal of holiday cheer along with more than 15 billion mail pieces. Consumers trust the Postal Service to deliver secure and economical shipping options.The Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm ...

Need to bring awareness to male victims of sex trafficking

While most people think of women and girls as the victims of human trafficking, men and boys are also at risk.The U.S. Department of State recently said, "Too often men and boys go unidentified and remain in perilous situations, and when they do escape trafficking situations, there are a lack ...

Where is legislative accountability in Florida for their votes?

What many believe to be the most egregious legislation ever passed by the Florida Legislature disguised as an "education bill," House Bill 7069 is set to begin wreaking havoc on Florida's Public Schools. It is no small declaration that a number of Florida school districts, including Lee County, ...

Postal News: USPS Letters from Santa program to provide personalized response

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.And the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child's letter - complete with a North Pole postmark.To get a letter back from Santa:- Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa ...

Offshore drilling, related activities not a fit for state of Florida

Offshore drilling and related activities, including seismic testing, have no place in the Eastern Gulf. The moratorium on exploration in the Eastern Gulf established in 2006 will expire in 2022 unless Congress acts. It is imperative for the future of Florida and our tourism-based economy that ...

Favorable tax laws = capital investment = economic growth

To return to growth rates which the United States has enjoyed for years and to provide opportunities to hard-working Americans, our outdated tax code needs serious reform.It is an inescapable truism that tax treatment affects the amount of capital investment, which in turn leads to job creation ...