Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander to the Editoren-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 10:44:46 EDTSat, 23 Jul 2016 10:44:46 EDT history the editor: The recent letter to the editor entitled "Vote for water quality" submitted by Jill Dillon has two significant errors. Both are used as her premise that Republicans are at the heart of our water quality problems.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTFlorida politicians receive $57.8 million dollars from Big Sugar the editor: Over two decades Big Sugar has given $57.8 million dollars to Florida politicians to create legislation which has legalized Sugar's complete destruction of Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's estuarie.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTMental health bill passes House the editor: On July 6, the House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) by an overwhelming majority (422-2).Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTVote for water quality the editor: The New York Times and CNN have made Florida's polluted water resource issue a national story equivalent to Flint, Michigan. As always politics and greed have created another environmental mess, a problem, which began decades ago.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTProject is not about tourists, it's about island residents the editor: I strongly support the Civic and Culture Core concept as a wonderful collaboration between three major island resources that nearly all of us benefit from; Island Seniors Center 4 Life, the Sanibel Community Center and BIG ARTS.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT