Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19

Re: Walking leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 12 column

Bring back anti-littering campaign

Just came back from the beautiful, clean city of Singapore, where there is a $1,000 fine, plus community service for littering. I think a presidential campaign should champion an attitude adjustment about respecting where we live.

The "Keep America Beautiful" commercial from the 1970s with Iron Eyes Cody should be a fixture on today’s media.

Joe Crowell, New Port Richey

Pasco mentors are heroes to local children

Each January, Take Stock in Children celebrates Mentor Appreciation Month, a month devoted to the dedicated men and women in our Pasco community who volunteer their time while playing a vital role in their mentee’s success.

As Executive Director for Pasco County’s Take Stock in Children, a program of the Pasco Education Foundation and partnered with Pasco County Schools, I am appreciative of the 130 caring individuals in Pasco County who provide motivation, encouragement and friendship to our scholars. Mentors make the difference that will last a lifetime.

Take Stock in Children is a statewide program giving students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines an opportunity to receive a scholarship in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Ninety-five percent of the scholars are in the first generation of their family to attend college.

Thanks to these dedicated mentors, for they are truly Pasco County’s heroes.

(To become a mentor, visit www.takestockpasco.org.)

Rosanne Heyser, Pasco Education Foundation

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Wednesday’s letters: What constitutes a disqualifying event for Trump’s supporters?

Kavanaugh vows not to withdraw nomination | Sept. 25 What should be disqualifying? As scandals pile up daily, I wonder about President Donald Trump’s supporters. What will be the event that pushes them as far as they can go? Recent accusatio...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Tuesday’s letters: Amendment 4 is a matter of reason

Amendment 4 will save taxpayers money | Column, Sept. 23 Amendment 4 is a matter of reason My lifelong Republican brother is a moderate, more mainstream thinker, not wedded to extreme right-wing orthodoxy, so I asked him how he plans to vote on Ame...
Published: 09/24/18
Updated: 09/25/18

Monday’s letters: Dr. Robert Judson made great contributions to Pasco-Hernando State College

A pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education | Sept. 19Robert Judson pushed education forwardI had the pleasure of working with the late Dr. Robert Judson, the former president of what is now known as Pasco-Hernando State College, for many years. During...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 09/24/18

Saturday’s letters: We need stats that reflect our lives

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18We need stats that reflect our livesMajor news outlets have uniformly declared the U.S. economy to be sizzling, on fire. This column was correct in wanting us to take a second, hard l...
Published: 09/21/18

Sunday’s letters: Inequality hurts democracy

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18Democracy needs equalityEconomic inequality and the concentration of wealth have achieved levels beyond the comprehension of most American wage earners today. Income inequality has ri...
Published: 09/21/18

Friday’s letters: Florida’s workers aren’t reaping benefits of a booming economy

Scott didn’t put them to work | Sept. 16Florida workers not reaping the benefitsFlorida has just surpassed a GDP of $1 trillion. However, workers in Florida are not reaping the rewards. A new report released by anti-poverty organization Ox...
Published: 09/21/18

Thursday’s letters: For the sake of all involved, don’t rush the Kavanaugh vote

Delay Senate vote on Kavanaugh | Editorial, Sept. 18Don’t rush something that will last a lifetimeThe Senate Judiciary Committee finds itself in a sticky wicket. The committee should take a slow measured course of action. Trying to rush th...
Published: 09/19/18
Updated: 09/20/18

Wednesday’s letters: How home rule can help fight Red Tide

Red Tide on march | Sept. 18How home rule can help fight Red TideAt the end of 2005, as Red Tide ravaged the beaches and intracoastal waterways of Southwest Florida, volunteers from the Suncoast Sierra Club formed a coastal task force to begin de...
Published: 09/18/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Tuesday’s letters: Honor Flight restored my faith in America

Dogs are the best | Letter, Sept. 15Honor Flight restored my faith in AmericaJust as I was about to give up on our country due to divisiveness and and the divisions among its people and politicians, my pride was restored. As a member of the recen...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
Published: 09/17/18