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Guest column: Clawson Introduces H.R. 4793: Everglades Land Acquisition Act of 2016

March 23, 2016 WASHINGTON – Continuing in his efforts to bring relief for Southwest Florida, Congressman Curt Clawson (FL-19) has put forth legislation to implement the long-term solution to the massive discharges... more »»

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Caloosahatchee flows

March 18, 2016 In the March 16, 2016 News-Press, U.S. Sugar paid for an ad titled “It’s Time to Set the Record Straight on the Lake Okeechobee Discharges”. In that ad, they quoted my Feb. more »»

Guest opinion: Mental health program sets recovery in motion

March 18, 2016 I’m moved to write about a unique program in Southwest Florida that has quietly been developing since 2005 — a program that offers hope to those dealing with depression and other mental illnesses. more »»

Re: Credibility at stake if core findings fail

March 18, 2016 To the editor: I have followed the LCEC/City of Cape Coral franchise controversy via the Cape Coral On the Move Quarterly, the Cape Coral Breeze and the News-Press, as well as listening to folks... more »»

Corkscrew Farms lawsuit: All the DRGR under attack

March 18, 2016 To the editor: The recent lawsuit against Lee County for approving Corkscrew Farms 6 miles east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road would set the precedent for all development in the Density Reduction... more »»

Small things add up to big things

March 18, 2016 To the editor: I peruse the newspapers daily, the letters to the editor in particular, and when I come across letters that cause my blood to boil I read them aloud to my father, Joe Curran. more »»

Journalism askew

March 18, 2016 To the editor: On March 15, the Ides of March, the 2016 Republican and Democrat Presidential Primaries were held in Florida and in four other states. more »»

Beyond imagination

March 18, 2016 To the editor: Perhaps it is the swamp gas !!! These folks are absolutely HOPELESS ! That ANYONE can support a person like D Buffoon is simply totally BEYOND my imagination — and I have a good,... more »»

Sugar industry’s ties to Florida politicians

March 18, 2016 To the editor: Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, has stated that 25 years of scientific studies repeatedly cite the one solution that would... more »»

Medical marijuana should be legalized

March 18, 2016 To the editor: Marijuana is often thought of as a drug, and people who smoke marijuana are often thought to be bad people. But there are actually multiple benefits of “smoking wee. more »»

Guest opinion: Water bill details illustrate the impact

March 11, 2016 A recent rebuttal by Brewster Bevis to my earlier commentary “Taxpayers continue to pick up the clean-up tab” concerning the 2016 Water bill signed into law by Gov. more »»

Beautifying the Cape Coral Parkway median

March 11, 2016 To the editor: Recently our mayor proposed that she wanted to revitalize the center median on Cape Coral Parkway from Coronado to Del Prado to help beautify the downtown district. more »»

Safety all the way, damn the road!

March 11, 2016 To the editor: Paraphrasing the famous word of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,” Cape Coral residents unite behind one cause: building a safety net alongside... more »»

Demand ‘Made in America’ products; support jobs

March 11, 2016 To the editor: I don't get all the raving about the service economy. The only true winners are the ones receiving the service. more »»

The draft provided social interaction

March 11, 2016 To the editor: The greatest social interaction program in the United States of America was that of the draft. This program promoted more values than we could have imagined. more »»

Rubio and Big Sugar get along well

March 11, 2016 To the editor: In April, 2015 the Cuban Fanjul brothers, principal owners of the sugar industry in SW Florida, launched Marco Rubio’s Presidential campaign with a $2700 a plate fundraiser. more »»

Shame on you Mitch McConnell!

March 11, 2016 To the editor: Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will Drop Donald Trump ‘Like A Hot Rock’ If He Wins GOP Nomination This is the most shameless statement that a Senator of the United States can make,... more »»

Guest opinion: Florida H2O Coalition responds: Taxpayer cleanup tab column disputed

March 4, 2016 A recent column by Ray Judah entitled “Taxpayers continue to pick up the clean-up tab” is littered with factual inaccuracies and completely misrepresents portions of the comprehensive water bill... more »»

What’s the real problem?

March 4, 2016 To the editor: What is Mayor Sawicki’s problem with LCEC? Do we need a study on LCEC or is this about the city taking over the electric company so they can raise the rates, just like our water bills... more »»



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