Category Archives: News

Protest poster image shows dark high-rises towering over downtown Fort Myers. Caption: NO! Save Fort Myers

City of Fort Myers’ luxury response to housing crisis

Are luxury condos in high-rise towers the answer to SWFL’s housing affordability crisis? That’s the question at the center of the controversy over changes happening at City Hall. The City ...

Classroom. (Photo by Bryan McDonald)

Charter schools may exclude neediest students

Are Lee County’s charter schools as good as state-run schools? This is what we found. A charter school receives the same funding as a public school, and it is subject ...

Woman holds pink sign that reads "Stop the War on Women: Reproductive Rights are Human Rights", as she stands under a pink umbrella

No anti-choice bills passed in 2017 session!

The 2017 Florida legislative session has ended without any new anti-choice legislation being passed to restrict Florida women’s reproductive freedom, for the first time in eight legislative sessions. The reproductive ...

Lizard at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL. Photo: Michelle Voli Photography

Environmental battles in Lee County

One of the environmental battles now occurring in Lee County is in Cape Coral over the designation of the old golf course on Palm Tree Blvd. The course was closed ...

Fort Myers Police Department vehicle in downtown Fort Myers.

A new dawn for Fort Myers Police Department?

With elections coming up for Fort Myers’ Mayor, Randy Henderson, and City Council Members of Wards 1, 3, 5, questions remain regarding their effectiveness with the Fort Myers Police Department ...

Lake Okechobee boat outing, from:”Florida: A Winter Playground”; The Outing Magazine, Jan. 1909

SB10 Everglades restoration plan signed into law

After 20 years of delays, legislative bickering and opposition by the agricultural industry, Governor Rick Scott signed a bold piece of legislation, SB10, meant to help restore the Everglades and ...

Message from the Chair

It is with a heavy heart that we enter 2017.  We cannot, however, allow this disappointment to define us. We have to dust ourselves off and look towards the important ...

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