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Another view on minimum wage

To the editor:In its Aug. 28, 2019 edition, the Observer noted in a front page article that an increase in minimum wage by 2027 to $15 per hour is being contemplated. The article went on to say "Over time, this represents a 77% increase in minimum wage." It would be more accurate to say that ...

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

Last year's toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. Many community leaders, residents, environmental groups and news organizations have come together to propose critical solutions for saving our waters, uniting to play an influential role in urging ...

Guest Commentary: Bedz for Kidz helps area children feel at home

When children are abused, abandoned or neglected, someone needs to step forward and provide compassionate, unwavering care in loco parentis.In 2001, I met a local grandmother who was willing to welcome her grandchild into her home instead of having the court system assign that child to a ...

Many thanks to those who continue to support Conservation 20/20

To the editor:Our county's land conservation program, known as 20/20, received a referendum vote of support of 84% of all county voters last year, clearly demonstrating the citizens' concern for this critically important program.I was so very pleased to see The Breeze Newspaper's editorial ...

Wake up, America Socialism has never worked

To the editor:America's prosperity was not built on government control but on billions of individual decisions made freely, without government direction. Again and again Americans learn timeless principles, take risk, bear burdens, suffer setbacks and attacks, make and recover from mistakes and ...

Every child is entitled to that one caring adult

To the editor:As the back-to-school season wraps up in our community, it is an important time to remember the children for which a new school is old news. The average number of children from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties that are involved in the child welfare judicial ...

No correlation between mental illness, gun violence

To the editor:Once again, really, mental illness is not causing gun violence.There isn't even any by-chance correlation.It doesn't matter how much our politicians believe or use this as an excuse for doing nothing. If they really think mental illness is causing gun violence then perhaps they ...

Appointment process cost Lee County a statesman in the making

To the editor:This letter is for Christin Collins, who wrote a guest opinion that appeared in your paper.Thank you for sharing! It is important for all to understand how the political process works. Based on your eloquence and demeanor, it appears that you would have made a wonderful county ...

That’s how politics works

To the editor:I am writing in regards to an article published in The Observer week of August 14. Basically Ms. Collins was upset at not being appointed to the vacant District 3 county commissioner seat. It seems there was an error in communication from the Governor's Chief of Staff and she was ...

Are we becoming a country of hate?

To the editor:Another two murderous rampages! The more it happens, the more it happens. Usually the murderer is mentally unstable emotionally or psychotically. The action is triggered by hate. Is America developing a culture of hate?I saw Candace Owens before a House committee on You Tube. ...