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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: The immense value of libraries

“How the heck are libraries still in business?” “Everything is online.” “I can download anything I want to a tablet or smartphone.” “I can get hundreds of books on my eReader.” “I can con...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Letter of the day: Fed’s perverse policies contribute to wealth gap

I find Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s concern about the widening economic gap in the U.S. to be particularly disingenuous. She and the other financially sophisticated members of the Federal Reserve must be aware that the Fed’...
Published: 10/22/14

Letter of the day: Ebola misinformation a concern

The recent spread of Ebola to nurses treating the patient who died of it is of great concern. But what also concerns me are the experts who say that transmission occurs only when someone is symptomatic. From what we know about other viruses, specific...
Published: 10/22/14

Letter of the Day: International Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week

Are you aware there is a birth injury that affects more newborns than those born with Down syndrome and muscular dystrophy?
Published: 10/21/14

A good time to thank our health-care workers

With the Affordable Care Act debates, some criticism has fallen on our health-care workers. With the current Ebola crisis, news lauding “brave” health-care workers has become common.
Published: 10/20/14

Letter of the Day: How much lower can our government sink?

A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor taking Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Dempsey, to task for attempting to balance the military budget on the backs of the service members by cutting b...
Published: 10/19/14

Letter of the Day: Donors get the steak; voters get the sizzle

A central theme in electoral politics today in America is an avoidance of issues. Instead, our attention is diverted to superficial aspects of politics. We are sold on the sizzle and not on the steak.
Published: 10/18/14

How to make substitute teachers feel welcome

Help! I’m a substitute teacher.
Published: 10/17/14

Letter of the day: Susan Latvala alarmist about pot amendment

Regarding, “Amendment 2 threatens communities in Sunshine State” by Susan Latvala (Other Views, Oct. 10): Whoa, Susan! Stop the alarmist tactic. Amendment 2 specifically identifies the debilitating medical conditions that a patient must...
Published: 10/16/14

Letter of the day: Neighbors want responsible response from strawberry farmers

In response to “Berry farmers’ neighbors fuming” (Front page, Oct. 12): Multitudes of people are being sickened by this chemical cocktail. Many of us have lived in the shadow of the strawberry fields for generations. Many of us b...
Published: 10/15/14