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Independent judiciary is being challenged

“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder, no ...

Stop modern day slavery: Be part of the solution

As frontline workers in the fight against human trafficking, the Cape Coral Police Department answered a global call to action Thursday.July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and the 2020 theme urged first responders -- "the people who work in different sectors -- identifying, ...

Facts, not Fear IV

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees had a uniquely 2020 Fourth of July holiday weekend message for Floridians: Avoid the "Three Cs" -- Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings.And wear a mask in public.In a joint statement released Thursday morning that also ...

George Floyd

..."We lost a life in our community on Tuesday his name was George Floyd. George did not deserve to die! Never in the world should a non violent 911 call equate to the death of patron! Never should our black people feel that they are in danger of their life if the police are present! Never ...

Facts, not Fear III

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last Wednesday the first phase of his plan to reopen the state as the number of COVID-19 cases appear to wan.Saying it is built around his first priority -- maintaining the health and safety of all Floridians -- the governor extended his "Safer at Home" order until ...

Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...

Our message to you

The past few weeks have been tough ones for Southwest Floridians.We've seen government operations pare down to the bare bones essentials, with offices closed and meetings and services moved online.We're seen many of our favorite businesses temporarily close or wholly revamp their operations to ...

Some words to live by: Safer At Home

A "limited movement" mandate is now in effect throughout Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued an executive order that states that as of 12:01 this morning, those 65 and older and those medically at risk "shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to ...

Public urged to help make ‘SWFL Stronger Together’

State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.That's common-sense advice and, if everyone who could adhere did, there would be little need for what is likely coming: emergency stay-at-home edicts ...

Share the facts and stop the fear

The impact of the new coronavirus pandemic is now affecting our day-to-day lives here in Lee County.Beaches, bars, parks, schools and most gathering places are closed. Restaurants can only provide take-out service.Grocery stores have shortened the number of hours they are open so that ...