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Friday, May 22, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the day: Investing in our children pays dividends

Regarding the article, “Growing up poor in Hillsborough? It’s going to cost you” (front page, May 5): It highlights poverty issues in Hillsborough County and ranks it as one of the most difficult in the country for children to ri...
Published: 05/22/15

Letter of the Day: Rick Scott’s health care travesty

My friend of 40 years has cancer. He was recently diagnosed but in reality has had it for some time. It’s the type of cancer that, with an early diagnosis with the help of a chest X-ray, has a better outcome. He doesn’t have that outcom...
Published: 05/21/15

Letter of the Day: Democracy under assault

How did it come to be that our democracy no longer belongs to you or me? Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent during the next year-and-a-half by millionaire puppeteers to select their favorite political puppets. In September, we will experie...
Published: 05/20/15

Letter of the Day: Airline showed disgraceful behvaior toward family with autistic passenger

The horrific news that a family of three, which included a 15-year-old daughter with autism, was thrown off of a United Airlines flight nearly left me speechless. I find this act by the airline unconscionable from so many standpoints. Considering the...
Published: 05/19/15

Letter of the Day: In thriving downtown, concern for pedestrians

As a 15-year resident of Harbour Island, I’ve watched the community grow from a sparsely developed dirt lot to a residential centerpiece of a thriving downtown.
Published: 05/18/15

Letter of the Day: Seeking common ground in Tallahassee

As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, I wanted to share my thoughts on the recent session and upcoming special session.
Published: 05/17/15

Letter of the Day: What we want

Thanks for the great piece covering the outrageous and arrogant response of our so-called representatives to the voter-approved Amendment 1 (“Historic contempt for voters,” Our Views, May 10). Sadly, we are seeing way too much of this k...
Published: 05/16/15

Letter of the Day: A vet’s best friends

There are times I hear veterans say the VA is not helping them. Here is my story of two fine gentlemen whose hearts are in the right place.
Published: 05/15/15

Letter of the Day: National Time Out Day

On June 10, National Time Out Day will be practiced in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers around the country.
Published: 05/14/15

Letter of the Day: Address mental health issues before stage four

May is Mental Health Month, and on behalf of our community’s children, parents, families and friends, we hope that advocates, leaders and policy makers will take this opportunity to invest in our community’s behavioral health. Mental He...
Published: 05/13/15