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Abortion should not be taxpayer funded

To the editor:I'd like to speak to the idea that abortion is not tax funded. I am so glad there are those who want to get away from any "fake news" about abortion! Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider and is supported by our tax dollars.Refer to the following: go to ...

Pelosi, grandstanding on funding for coronavirus spending bill

To the editor:I'd say grandstanding to push the market lower does nothing for us.This should be clear to everyone that states shutting down non-essential businesses has zero income to pay for their huge retirements as well as paying unemployment. What they do have is investments in stocks and ...

Facts, not fear: Monitoring coronavirus disease

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear.The top takeaway from the CDC fact sheet that can be found on the agency's website along with a wealth of information on ...

Lee Homeless Coalition message: You Count!

Temperatures dipping to the high 30s had longtime and thin-blooded residents digging out the sweaters and coats last week.Media outlets statewide also issued an only-in-Florida warning: Watch out for falling iguanas.Yes, when it gets cold, the invasive reptiles go into a stupor that makes it ...

Be careful what you ask for

Cape Coral City Council on Monday will again consider bringing six lots the municipality owns in Matlacha into the city limits.The annexation do-over for the 5.37-acre site is coming before Council again because the city badly bungled its first attempt by failing to follow the proper procedure ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

For some of us, the whole "pumpkin spice" thing is as old as childhood.A can or two of Libby's pumpkin, evaporated milk, a couple of eggs, sugar and the magic combination of cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and oh, my, the mouthwatering scent of Thanksgiving eve!Whether we still make those ...

Hold course on water quality commitments

Not all of the news was new but all of the news was good when Gov. Ron DeSantis and Congressman Francis Rooney each made announcements related to water quality issues that impact Southwest Florida recently.Gov. DeSantis reiterated his commitment to funding for Everglades restoration and then ...

20/20 produces tangible results

Taxpayers who support Lee County's 20/20 Conservation program - and that, literally, is most of us- are seeing some substantial bang for our buck again this year.One Tuesday, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to purchase three parcels totaling about 225 acres for the ...

Good — or even good enough?

The School District of Lee County reported some good news this week: Student scores on the 2019 Spring Florida Standards Assessment saw bumps almost across the board this year over last.Among the notable achievements cited by the District were results at the middle school level where English ...

Yes, even here in our corner of paradise

Sunshine.Beautiful beaches.A booming economy.And yet, hunger.The Harry Chapin Food Bank released on Thursday Feeding America's "Map the Meal Gap 2019" report and the numbers here in Southwest Florida continue to shock those of us who do not face our community's need on a daily basis.According ...