Brent Batten: Looking for an effective way out of the Trey Radel conundrum
Published 12/8/2013 at 5:09 a.m. 8 comments
There are cases where representatives have resigned with an effective date set off in the future so as to minimize the amount of time the seat is vacant.
Jeff Lytle: Short shots: Public records online, eye-catching architecture, Person of the Year and more
Published 12/8/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Sound bites from across SW Florida.
Brent Batten: More Southwest Florida institutions play the name game
Published 12/3/2013 at 4:44 a.m. 0 comments
Three well-known entities either have changed or are about to change names, adding to the flurry of rebrandings that commenced spectacularly last spring when The Phil became Artis-Naples.
In the Know: Is second Kohl's store coming to Naples area?
Published 12/1/2013 at 8:00 p.m. 3 comments
Local rumors are growing that Kohl's is planning to open a second department store in Collier County.
Jeff Lytle: These plates have a license to amuse, amaze and confound
Published 12/1/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Seen in traffic: Great license tag gags
Brent Batten: Home for the holidays, that's the ticket
Published 11/26/2013 at 4:37 a.m. 0 comments
Let's Bring Em Home has been in operation since 2001, collecting donations of cash and airline miles to buy plane tickets so junior enlisted personnel can fly home during the holidays.
Jeff Lytle: The Radel story has been taking shape for years
Published 11/24/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 7 comments
When you see stories about national politicians, or even the mayor of Toronto, get into big trouble, that is one thing. When it hits as close to home and as suddenly as it did with Trey Radel, that is something ...
Brent Batten: One man takes fall, but ideas that got him elected still stand
Published 11/21/2013 at 5:48 a.m. 48 comments
When we elect a congressman or a congresswoman, we elect, by definition, a man or a woman. That is to say we elect a human being. Someone who is capable of — in fact destined to — mistakes.
Brent Batten: Animal services committee nearly put down
Published 11/19/2013 at 4:14 a.m. 0 comments
When Collier County commissioners culled the herd of stale advisory committees last week an active, involved group was nearly put down with them.
Jeff Lytle: No put-on: What makes the Ritz-Carlton the best
Published 11/17/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: What makes the best thay way
Brent Batten: Changes come at expense of transparency
Published 11/12/2013 at 4:39 a.m. 8 comments
How much easier is it for the public, how much more does it say about the commissioners' willingness to be forthright, when each and every expense is itemized and explained on the commission agenda that comes out every two weeks?
Manny Garcia: Dynamic area, economy, opportunities
Published 11/10/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 3 comments
Manny Garcia: New editor's first column: Exciting times
Jeff Lytle: It's as simple as this: It seldom is
Published 11/10/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Two things you can say about Southwest Florida:
Brent Batten: The A Bee Cs of property management
Published 11/5/2013 at 4:31 a.m. 1 comment
The county is seeking bids from beekeepers to maintain hives on two parcels of land, the Caracara Prairie Preserve and Pepper Ranch, both purchased through the Conservation Collier land acquisition program.
Jeff Lytle: Look past government to see sharing is all around us
Published 11/3/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
Sharing comes in many shapes and sizes -- beyond politics, that is
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