Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Letters To The Editor

Thursday’s letters: In our partisan primaries, the center did not hold

Outsiders in | Aug. 29The center did not holdGood grief. Way to go, Florida partisan politics. We ended up with two guys who pandered their way to the extremes with no thought other than sucking up to fans of Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Don...
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Pasco Letters to the Editor for Aug. 31

Re: Is ‘Live PD’ bad for Pasco’simage? | Aug. 24 C.T. Bowen column‘Live PD’ shows that deputies are humanIt is too bad in your list of things to do you decided to add this ridiculous article to it.Please get over yourself. This show is no differ...
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Wednesday’s letters: Guess what? Oil reached our beaches

Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn’t really hurt Florida, pro-drilling leaders say | Aug. 27Oil on the beachFormer Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp has just demonstrated the uselessness of that position. If he really doesn’t know enough about what happened w...
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Tuesday’s letters: How many more must die in shootings before we act?

Gunman kills 2, then self | Aug. 27How many more must die?This is twice now in hardly more than six months that our state has had high-profile shootings. How many more deaths will it take for real, meaningful measures to be taken to ensure public...
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Sunday’s letters: Understand the Loop Current’s role in Red Tide

Tests find algae at one beach | Aug. 23Red Tide and its many causesRed Tide is the bloom of the harmful alga, Karenia brevis. Blooms form in the middle of the continental shelf when nutrient concentrations are low, enabling the slow-growing K. brev...
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Saturday’s letters: Here’s a better plan for workers who need family leave

Rubio outlines paid family leave plan that lets people take from Social Security | Aug. 2Here’s a better way to pay for leaveSen. Marco Rubio has introduced a bill, the Economic Security for New Parents Act, to allow new parents to receive income...
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Monday’s letters: Scott owes Floridians an explanation on investments

Follow the money on Scott’s embrace of rail | Editorial, Aug. 19Governor owes us all answersGov. Rick Scott has said he owes no one an apology for getting richer while in public office. But what the people of Florida deserve are answers. For year...
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Friday’s letters: Look in the mirror to see where we are

Dark days for the presidency | Editorial, Aug. 23Principles matter more than partyAs that great philosopher George Carlin once noted, we don’t need double standards — one will do just fine. This got me to thinking about where ours have gone and h...
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Wednesday’s letters: UF no longer kills birds to protect crops at its experimental farm

Documents show 150 birds killed to protect university work | Aug. 21UF no longer kills birds at test plotThe headline on this story, though factual, obscures a more nuanced truth. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci...
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Tuesday’s letters: Sculpture will be safe for the birds

Sculpture raises bird safety fears | Aug. 14Sculpture will be safe for the birdsIt’s gratifying and exciting to be moving ahead with the design of an outdoor sculpture for the Pier District in St. Petersburg. I want to thank the City Council, cit...
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