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Guest column: Linda Oberhaus: Speak up, speak out and make a difference for victims of domestic violence

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:00am
By Linda Oberhaus Shelter for Abused Women & Children Speak up, speak out and make a difference for victims of domestic violence

Guest column: Don't be Doped, Smoking Pot is NOT medicine.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:00am
By Veora Little Naples Volunteer Coordinator Operation Medicine Cabinet, Drug Free Collier We sometimes hear kids ask: "Is marijuana really bad for you? Marijuana is legal in several states, so doesn't this mean it's OK to smoke?"

Guest column: Linda Oberhaus: Speak up, speak out and make a difference for victims of domestic violence

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:00am
By Linda Oberhaus Shelter for Abused Women & Children Speak up, speak out and make a difference for victims of domestic violence

National Park Service to ban drones from 400 parks

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 4:00pm
If you were planning on bringing a drone to any of the national park areas in the U.S., think again. "The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from its 401 national parks and 84 million acres. Officials say the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety." (Via WRAL)

Weekend Forecast: Seasonal conditions kick off summer

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 9:05am
Winds today will be coming onshore off the Gulf of Mexico from the west. With that, it's possible a few morning showers or isolated storms rumble across the coastal areas early, but the majority of the afternoon rain and thunder action should be well inland.

Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera in Naples, touts Rick Scott's leadership

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:52pm
Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera came out swinging on Friday against former Gov. Charlie Crist, the likely opponent for Gov. Rick Scott in the November gubernatorial election.

Marco Island City Council votes to reinstate police and fire impact fees

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:06pm
Marco Island City Council voted Thursday to reinstate police and fire impact fees for commercial change-of-use and building renovation projects. Fees were waived in January 2013 to spur the economy, replicating Collier County commissioners’ actions four years earlier, and the city’s waiver ends July 1.

VIDEO: Top 10 reasons not to take your dog to work

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:00am
Today is "Take Your Dog to Work Day." The Naples Daily News digital team would love to bring our dogs to work. But we also worry that one of our dogs may accidentally urinate on the carpet or leg of an office chair. Here's our top 10 list of why you shouldn't take your dog to work.

Letter to the Editor: Out of the loop

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00am
Speaking to the Marco Island City Council last Monday (June 16) was for me a goofy event. After being on Marco Island almost 20 years I’ve had interesting hobbies from “acting” at Marco Players, Toastmasters, Rotary, Friends of Library on to promoting two clubs, CHESS and Points … CounterPoints. Being productive has been publishing personal memoirs along with wife Sue. We’ve done about 40 books. Of those a few have lived on Marco at some point.

Letter to Editor: Bob Brown - I will seek seat

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00am
Dear Friends and Residents of Marco Island: In September of 2013, I was honored to be called upon to serve out the unexpired term of Councilman Larry Magel who had moved from Marco Island to the Orlando area. Because I have only been fulfilling the balance of the term that Mr. Magel held, the time has come to decide whether to continue the challenges presented. After much consideration, I would like to announce it is my intention to seek an elected seat on council during the November 2014 election.

Friday's traffic enforcement locations in Collier, Lee

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:30am
Here are today's traffic enforcement locations in Collier and Lee counties.

SW Florida weather: Rain chance lower this weekend

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:29am
The chance for widespread rain is reduced Friday and through the weekend.

Guest column: David White: Legacy of the Gulf Oil Spill

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:00am
Legacy of the Gulf Oil Spill It is said that behind every crisis is an opportunity. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a tragedy that took the lives of eleven men, significantly disrupted the economy of the Gulf States, and enormously damaged fish, wildlife, and natural ecosystems of the Gulf Coast. Various legal processes are underway to hold BP responsible for the economic and ecological damages it caused. The Natural Resource Damage Assessment process is currently evaluating ecological imp

Guest column: Using the market to reduce emissions

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:00am
By Michael A. MacDowell Estero President Barack Obama has established new emission standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into our atmosphere by 30 percent by 2030. The success or failure of this regulation will relay, at least in some states, on market economics and thereby allocate resources in a most efficient manner.

Candidates face off in District 19 special election debate

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:00pm
The four candidates running in the special congressional District 19 special election will face off for the first time this election cycle in a debate hosted by WINK News.

Marco city leaders favor magistrate over code board; workshop to come

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:44pm
It’s a debate many Florida municipalities have had, a trend that occurs every few years – whether to replace a code enforcement board with a special magistrate. Marco Island City Council held a special meeting Thursday to determine if it should replace its seven-member board of volunteers — residents, homeowners and business owners — with a special magistrate.

Marco Island Parks & Rec Committee: Group seeks to get Mackle Park mailing out to voters

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:43am
Marco Island voters may be receiving a brochure in the mail, detailing the proposed expansion of Mackle Park, prior to the upcoming referendum on the subject. Or not.The legality, ethics and practicality of sending out the two-page brochure were a focus of discussion, both for the City Council Monday evening before they took up the Marriott, Smokehouse Bay Bridge and Rose Marina projects, and for the city's Parks & Recreation Committee (PRAC) in their meeting the following afternoon in the same

PHOTOS: 'June After Five' – Chamber heads 'off-Rock' to Classics C.C.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:50am
For some of the hardworking businesspeople on Marco, it was perhaps the first time they had crossed the bridge and left the island since the onset of the tourist season. The Marco Island Area of Chamber of Commerce held their June "After Five" get-together off-island Wednesday evening, in the clubhouse at Lely Resort's Classics Country Club.As is traditional, it rained.

Special meeting today for Marco City Council; Code Enforcement among topics

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:43am
It’s a debate many Florida municipalities have had, a trend that occurs every few years – whether to replace a code enforcement board with a special magistrate. Today, the Marco Island City Council will hold a special meeting to determine if it should replace its seven-member board of volunteers — residents, homeowners and business owners — with a special magistrate.

Thursday's traffic enforcement locations in Collier, Lee

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:30am
Here are today's traffic enforcement locations in Collier and Lee counties.