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Saturday April 01

Periods of Greater Atlantic Hurricane Activity Linked to Weaker U.S. Landfalls

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and…

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Sunday December 25

Florida VA Clinic Provides Care for Vets with PTSD

For veterans who may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to wartime trauma, their first step…

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Thursday July 28


John Scott, native and lifelongFloridian and passionate advocatefor Florida’s environment,publicly announced his candidacyfor Florida State…

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Thursday July 28

Guest Opinion

People who are well educatedusually have fewer children.Poorer people typically have largerfamilies, because they feel…

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Thursday July 28

Guest Opinion

Lee County & Florida News

July 17, 2019

Florida Minimum-Wage Drive Inches Closer To Ballot

in Politics by Production
Proponents of a prospective constitutional amendment to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 gathered more than 100,000 signatures in June and are nearly half-way to qualifying for the 2020 ballot. But with new petition-gathering rules approved…
March 28, 2019

Will a Living Trust Protect My Assets from Creditors Seeking to Collect a Judgment?

in Lifestyle by Production
There are many good reasons to create a living trust. The most common reason is to shield your assets from the probate process. In other words, assets you place into a trust do not pass under your will. The Florida probate process–i.e. the part of your estate…
January 11, 2019

Governor DeSantis Asks Water Management District Board Members To Resign Over Florida Crystals Lease

in Environment by Super User
At a news conference Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Flagler Place in Stuart, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new water policies and asked all South Florida Water Management District board members to resign. Gov. Ron DeSantis, on his third day on the job, asked for…
December 24, 2018

Flood Insurance Program Expires: Floridians Wait

in Business by Production
Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On Dec 7, 2018, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Dec. 21, 2018. Congress also…
For years we have been pleading the case for better water quality and what it means to our environment and especially our economy. We will finally have a Governor in office next year, who agrees.
December 24, 2018

Finally.... the “Environment Is A Priority”

in Environment by Production
As Governor Elect DeSantis prepares for his Jan. 8 inauguration, a series of advisory transition committees are meeting and talking about ways to help the Republican realize his policy goals. The Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural…
August 10, 2018

Working to Preserve Species

in Outdoor by Production
Florida residents experience the impact of the Endangered Species Act all around them: The sea turtles that nest on local beaches. The manatees that charm visitors to state parks in the winter. The wood storks that have become an increasingly common sight…
July 05, 2018

Managing High Water Levels in the Wet Season

in Environment by Production
Following direction from Gov. Rick Scott and an emergency order issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) on June 21 began implementing an array of new actions, in addition to…
May 31, 2018

What Are the Surviving Spouse's Rights in the Family Home?

in Lee County & Florida by Production
Normally a Florida resident is free to dispose of his or her property through a will as they see fit. But there are special rules that apply to a person's primary residence or “homestead.” The Florida Constitution actually restricts the “devise”–or transfer…
May 31, 2018

Great Florida Invasion: From Peppers to Pythons

in Lee County & Florida by Production
Over the centuries, many species of animal and plant life have been introduced to our local environment, some turned out to be beneficial, some....... not so much! From the first medieval pigs abandoned in Florida in 1521 through the invasion of the lionfish,…
April 13, 2018

Well Done Rick Scott: A Prudent Veto on Water Use

in Lee County & Florida by Production
It's an experiment on a vast scale, with Florida's hydrological future on the line. Florida's economic future depends heavily on the continued availability of fresh, clean, affordable drinking water. Any measure that could endanger the state's…
Mar 09, 2018 10296

Daylight Saving Time For Ever?

The legislature often is accused of wanting to turn the clock back on Florida, and in one…
Mar 01, 2018 7125

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival March 10th & 11th

Matanzas Bridge will close at 9am, for the The Shrimp Run 5k, presented by Cypress Lake…
Mar 01, 2018 6455

#BoycottFlorida or #SupportFloridaTourism .... Which do you Like?

Fort Myers Beach has become one of the top Spring Break destinations in the country, and…
Tommy with his Wife Pam
Feb 26, 2018 11238

Shell Factory’s Thommy Cronin Passes to the Eternal Stage

Fort Myers icon Tom Cronin died last week. To the business community, he was brilliant.…
Across Lee County, across the state and across the country, school students staged walk-outs this week  to bring  more attention to the recent shooting and what can be done.
Feb 26, 2018 9577

Measure Mandating Armed Security at Schools among Florida Senate Amendments to $25B Education Budget

The Florida Senate Education Committee disassembled a massive $25.8 billion House omnibus…
Feb 09, 2018 10617

SpaceX Inspires a New Generation of Exploration

Kennedy Space Center: Tuesday's SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was clearly…
Jan 27, 2018 12330

Wildfire Prevention: Is Your Home Firewise?

Wildfires can cause major environmental, social and economic damages. The loss of timber,…
Jan 06, 2018 14239

How Florida Puts Veterans First

Veterans Florida, a state-created organization, helps Veterans make Florida home by…
Sen. Perry Thurston, (D) is opposed to new bill.
Dec 10, 2017 12202


Support is building across Florida for a stronger texting-while-driving law, but some…
Stephen Bittel
Dec 04, 2017 10459

Sex Scandals Wreaking Havoc on Florida Politics

The Florida Democratic Party chairman resigned Friday in shame. A Republican state…
Dec 04, 2017 1431

Florida Ranks Near Top of Business Tax Climate Rankings

State officials in Florida have something to crow about: the Sunshine State ranks among…
Oct 28, 2017 11763

Governor Rick Scott Wants To Boost Spending On Environment By $220 Million

Gov. Rick Scott’s spending priorities for 2018 continue to take shape as he enters his…



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