Monday, July 16, 2018

Letters To The Editor

Friday’s letters: Mourning a man who stood up for common people

Jack Shreve, 85, stood up to utilities on behalf of Florida consumers | June 20Mourning a man for the people It was with a heavy heart that I read of the recent passing of Mr. Jack Shreve, an individual who positively impacted millions of Floridi...
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Thursday’s letters: Protest peacefully, but don’t be uncivil

Mud sticks to those who sling it | Letter, June 27Peaceful protests but no incivilityI am an 83-year-old black, straight male. I lived with Jim Crow laws that deprived me of education, jobs, housing and service in public places like restaurants w...
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Letters to the Editor for June 29

Re: Scott picks replacement for Nicholson | June 22 storyCommissioners should live in their districtsSo for the second time, Gov. Rick Scott got to appoint John Mitten to a high-paying commissioner seat — first for Jeff Holcolm in District 4 an...
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Tuesday’s letters: Here’s what a legal immigrant went through to become a U.S. citizen

Trump says those who ‘invade’ shouldbe sent back | June 25How I becamea U.S. citizenI am a legal immigrant. I don’t know where this country went awry, but let me remind you of how legal immigration worked. In 1964 I applied for a visa at the U.S....
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Monday’s letters: College instructors need classes in active shooter training

Active shooter perceptions disproven | June 21We need active shooter trainingThe only guns that I had seen before coming to the United States of America were in glass cases in museums. When I came to America to get a Ph.D. in English at the Unive...
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Friday’s letters: What a new Rays ballpark would mean

Rays exec hints at stadium timeline | June 15What a new ballpark would doThe Tampa Bay Rays 2020 organization is working diligently with local business leaders and civic organizations to rally support for the Rays’ new ballpark in Ybor City. The ...
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Thursday’s letters: On immigration there has to be a better way

‘Zero tolerance’ ignites outrage | June 20Find better way on immigrationOver the years I’ve voted for candidates from both parties. My observation of the Trump administration’s policy on immigration is not about politics. It has to do with having...
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Wednesday’s letters: Charters and traditional public schools each have their place

Public school as public good | Letter, June 17Both kinds of schools can workAs a mother and grandmother of children raised in both traditional public and charter schools in Pinellas County (and a 25-year supporting-services employee for public sc...
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Tuesday’s letters: Keep programs that fight AIDS

For author Biden, it’s a father’s gift | June 6Keep programs that fight AIDSAfter former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to St. Petersburg, I noticed an article that he co-wrote with former Sen. Bill Frist. It reminded everyone about the ...
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Is anyone watching the money?Hernando County’s budget shortfall is ever changing going from $6 million to $11.5 million to $14 million to what is assumed a final number of $12.6 million. Who knows the budget shortfall could change again.Who’s watchi...
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