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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Do the right thing for all Floridians

Being passionate about education is a trait I share with Gov. Rick Scott. Every student should have the opportunity to a superior education. Throughout my life, I have developed a deep appreciation for the value of a good education, which has led me ...
Published: 05/28/15

Letter of the Day: St. Pete’s mishandling of the Rays stadium issue

The excellent story “Attendance puts Rays dead last” (front page, May 23) and the St. Petersburg City Council’s intent to study more about what to do with the land on which Tropicana Field sits led me to this conclusion: Just lik...
Published: 05/27/15

Letter of the Day: Honor our fallen warriors by recognizing Fort Homer Hesterly Armory’s past

With the $4 million gift from the Glazer family, the new Jewish Community Center is now headed toward becoming an outstanding icon in our area. The old Fort Homer Hesterly Armory will be returned to its former glory with public-serving amenities maki...
Published: 05/24/15

Letter of the day: We’re in danger if Patriot Act protections lapse

The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging Senate leaders to pass legislation that will reauthorize the expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Representing 8,500 current and former FBI Agents, the socie...
Published: 05/23/15

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