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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 ANNOUNCED HIS RUN FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 79 SEAT AGAINST BIG SUGAR-FUNDED INCUMBENT…

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

Fort Myers - Cape Coral came in 6th in the nation  for Construction Employment Growth
October 10, 2019

Construction Employment Growth Outpaces National Jobs Growth: Fort Myers / Cape Coral Came In 6th in the Nation for Construction Employment Jobs Growth!

in Business by Production
The construction industry plays a vital role in the national economy. As of 2019, the total annualized value of construction work in the U.S. was approximately $1.3 trillion, making construction one of the nation’s largest industries. According to the U.S.…
The goal of FSI’s Springs Outing program is to connect  nature lovers with the outdoors while giving them the  opportunity to learn about Florida’s springs and the threats facing them. Each outing is led by qualified spring experts and scientists. Photo by Tessa Skiles
September 25, 2019

No Time To Cry For Ailing Springs

in Outdoor by Production
Last Saturday, the Florida Springs Institute (FSI) and Kings of the Springs (KOTS) environmental non-profits came together to host a Springs Outing on the Chassahowitzka River in southern Citrus County. Chassahowitzka springs are christened with names like…
September 25, 2019

Hemp Will Be A 2020 Cash Crop In Florida

in Outdoor by Production
The Florida Department of Agriculture expects to receive 8,000 applications by December and issue 3,000 cultivation permits early next year when the state rolls out its new industrial hemp program. Some officials estimate the crop could eventually spawn a $30…
September 17, 2019

We Don’t Trust You!

in Politics by Production
Like all Americans, I've been deeply moved and horrified by the recent spate of mass shootings. Surely, I thought, there must be some commonsense gun regulations that could put an end to the carnage -- red-flag laws, longer waiting periods, age limits,…
September 17, 2019

Florida-Georgia Water Fight To Be Heard In October Before Federal Judge In New Mexico

in Outdoor by Production
­Florida’s “last, best hope” to save Apalachicola Bay’s multi-million dollar shellfish industry will play out Oct. 17 before a federal judge in Albuquerque, N.M. Senior U.S. Circuit Court Judge Paul J. Kelly, appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court in August 2018…
September 14, 2019

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Is Coming To Town

in Lee County & Florida by Production
Don't you hate picking up a local paper and reading about this great event you just missed? I do, so take a moment and put this on your schedule. There are so many events at so many locations around town, that there must be a few of these shows you can get…
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.
Dec 24, 2018 490

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

As Governor Elect DeSantis prepares for his Jan. 8 inauguration, a series of advisory…
Aug 10, 2018 634

Working to Preserve Species

Florida residents experience the impact of the Endangered Species Act all around them:…
Jul 05, 2018 855

Managing High Water Levels in the Wet Season

Following direction from Gov. Rick Scott and an emergency order issued by the Florida…
May 31, 2018 8515

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

Normally a Florida resident is free to dispose of his or her property through a will as…
May 31, 2018 8301

Great Florida Invasion: From Peppers to Pythons

Over the centuries, many species of animal and plant life have been introduced to our…
Apr 13, 2018 10365

Well Done Rick Scott: A Prudent Veto on Water Use

It's an experiment on a vast scale, with Florida's hydrological future on the line.…
Mar 09, 2018 10518

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 7296

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 6598

#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 12235

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 9723

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 11322

SpaceX Inspires a New Generation of Exploration

Kennedy Space Center: Tuesday's SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was clearly…

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