Letters to the Editor

  1. A passenger waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
  2. Texas Governor Greg Abbott arrives at a news conference in Uvalde, Texas Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and "began shooting anyone that was in his way," authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
  3. Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
  4. The 2022 winners of the R.F. “Red” Pittman Tribune essay contest, left to right: Andrea Rodriguez, Newsome High School; Rowan O'Flanagan, Plant High School; Suhani M. Shah, Carrollwood Day School; and Ryan R. Kelly, Tampa Preparatory School.
  5. The African American History Monument on the Grounds of the South Carolina State House.
  6. An American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington.
  7. Howard Patton pays his respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  8. FPL energy grid equipment in Fort Lauderdale.
  9. Members of the "Classes of 1970" in St. Petersburg pose for a group photo during a reunion on May 14, 2022, at the Club at Treasure Island. Attendees recalled being uprooted from all-Black Gibbs High during the 1969-70 school year and sent to predominantly white schools as part of a desegregation plan imposed on the Pinellas County school district.
  10. Chandler Jones, right, 26, who will graduate this spring from the University of Baltimore School of Law, participates in a pro-choice rally in Baltimore, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Jones consulted the internet on her cellphone for information and advice before having an abortion during her junior year in college. In a post-Roe world, if the Supreme Court soon reverses the 1973 decision that legalized abortion, as a draft opinion suggests it may, pregnancies could be surveilled and the data shared with police or sold to vigilantes. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
  11. Cameron Herrin reacts the moment he hears his sentence — 24 years in prison — at the conclusion of his sentencing hearing on April 8, 2021. Herrin was the driver of a Ford Mustang that ran over a mother and daughter on Bayshore Boulevard in 2018, as Herrin, who was then 18, was racing another driver, John Barrineau. The Mustang hit Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt, who was pushing her 21-month-old daughter, Lillia, in a stroller across the road.
  12. Investigators work the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  13. “I Voted” stickers
  14. Abortion rights activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
  15. The state is about to start a multimillion dollar project to help restore the Weeki Wachee River. The river is being damaged, in part, by too many people getting out of their boats.
  16. Guests line up to board the Cross Bay Ferry docked at the Tampa Convention Center in November 2020. Local governments have been subsidizing the ferry since its pilot season in 2017. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
  17. The state redesigned the Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate in 2019.
  18. Langston Hughes portrait used on cover of 1947 pocketbook edition of  Mr. Hughes’ book, “The Ways of White Folks.”
  19. Rick Walker, vice president of FACTS engineering, walks through the company’s array of 677 solar energy panels on March 3, 2022, at the company’s 60,000-square foot design, engineering and manufacturing facility in New Port Richey. Walker said the building has zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
  20. An anti-scaling fence surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court, Thursday, May 5, 2022, during a demonstration in Washington.
  21. A view of Library West at the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  22. People attend an abortion-rights rally at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
  23. Pro-life signs are seen outside the All Women's Health Center of Clearwater on Tuesday.

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