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Best wishes to the Class of 2017

Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies.Graduation is a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their way.As ...

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke

For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate.After voters overwhelmingly approved a water and land conservation initiative in 2014, the House and Senate in '15 evaded the intent of the ...

Shadow government II

Ah, politics - and politicians. They invariably run on a platform of service to the public and then, all too often, almost immediately propose or support legislation that is nothing short of a disservice to those who elected them.A couple of cases in point:Among the Florida Sunshine Law ...

We are not immune from random violence

In the last couple of weeks, we on Sanibel saw that we are not exempt from random -?and seemingly targeted - violence aimed at law enforcement personnel.Last Sunday, a Sanibel police officer conducting a routine traffic stop was shot and injured in a drive-by shooting. The gunman fled and ...

Going forward

Judging from protest rhetoric and social media commentary, America's post-election is shaping up to be, at least initially, as contentious as were the 2016 Presidential campaigns.Given the fervent support on both sides - and the close results between now President-elect Donald Trump and ...

Military ‘clawbacks’ break the faith

Count us among those who are appalled at the Department of Defense debacle dubbed the National Guard "clawback."In the wake of a report by the LA Times that the Pentagon has demanded repayment of enlistment bonuses and incentives paid a decade ago to nearly 10,000 California guardsmen in ...

General election recommendations

Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election began Monday.While the presidential race is the big ticket item for many voters, there also are a number of key local, state and federal offices on the ballot this year as well as four state constitutional amendments ...

Constitution Amendment Recommendations

For voters in Florida, there's a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down.Five constitutional amendments have been proposed this year, and four will be decided in the general electionOne, Amendment No. 4, was placed on the August ballot; it was ...

General election recommendations

Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday.While the presidential race is the big ticket item for many voters, there also are a number of key local, state and federal offices on the ballot this year as well as four state constitutional amendments ...

Amendment recommendations

For voters in Florida, there's a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down.Five constitutional amendments have been proposed this year, and four will be decided in the general electionOne, Amendment No. 4, was placed on the August ballot; it was ...