Cameras may soon catch Floridians who excessively speed through school zones.
It will soon be safer for students to walk to school, thanks to Gov. DeSantis and the Legislature.
Nearly half of conservative Floridians believe in human-caused climate change and even more recognize it as a serious threat.
Here’s what readers are saying in Friday’s letters to the editor.
Here’s a selection of editorial cartoons.


  1. Cameras may soon catch Floridians who excessively speed through school zones.
  2. A worker installs a solar panel at Duke Energy Florida's 3.8 megawatt solar array in Osceola County.
  3. Principal Brendan Butcher and pastor Robert Gibbons posted a 21-minute video on YouTube explaining to families that St. Paul Catholic School in St. Petersburg would be increasing its 2023-24 tuition by thousands of dollars more than initially announced, in order to take advantage of state-funded vouchers.
  4. Editorial cartoon
  5. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden step off Air Force One on May 30 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
  6. Students may learn the story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery to lead the Underground Railroad. But there are so many others that need to be taught to understand, as the author says, "how slavery, as it worked itself out every day on the ground, could be almost infinitely complex. Never justifiable, under any circumstances, but complicated."
  7. Disney World was in central Florida long before Gov. Ron DeSantis became a political power and will be here long after he is gone.
  8. A shopper grabs a three-pack of Bud Light in Los Angeles.
  9. Apple Watches can detect falls and call for help.
  10. Editorial cartoon
  11. Traffic streams into the Fifth Avenue business district on Oct. 21, 2021, in historic downtown Zephyrhills, which recently became Pasco County’s largest city. Last week, the Zephyrhills City Council tentatively agreed to a moratorium that could stop new development and annexation applications by late June.
  12. Check your fitness rings! It looks like you’ve been frozen in a state of overwhelm for the past 16 hours and are spiraling into an emotional pit of despair from which you will not emerge unless you make at least one meager attempt to move your body!
  13. In September 2020, supporters of then-President Donald Trump decorated their boats with flags during a Labor Day boat parade at the Coralville Reservoir in Johnson County, Iowa. A letter writer saw little of this sort of thing during a Memorial Day weekend in the Ozarks in Missouri.
  14. Beachgoers maneuver around erosion at Haulover Beach Park in Miami. Storms, tides and rising sea levels are swallowing up chunks of beach along Florida's coastline, and seawalls don't offer the protection that many people think and can cause unintended problems.
  15. Books are displayed at the Banned Book Library at American Stage in St. Petersburg in February.
  16. A screen displaying the logos of OpenAI and ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a conversational artificial intelligence software application developed by OpenAI.
  17. Cartoon
  18. A new Twitter account, @DeSantisJet, aims to track Gov. Ron DeSantis' travel on a state-owned plane. The account was created by the same Florida college student who stirred controversy by building an account tracking the private jet of Tesla and Twitter owner Elon Musk.
  19. Flags and tributes mark the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in southeast Denver in 2021.
  20. A photograph taken from the International Space Station shows Florida and the gulf coast. Five million more residents are expected in the state by 2030.
  21. Jasmin Cervantes-García, a Wimauma teen, is recovering after she survived an accident in Mexico that killed her parents.
  22. Amanda Gorman recites her poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021.
  23. Civil War-era cannons are fired at the end of the Confederate Memorial Day celebration in Stone Mountain Park on April 29, 2023. The author argues that Americans deserve a president who understands the true causes of the war.
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