Letters to the Editor

  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference last week in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next.
  2. An election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections last year.
  3. Construction jobs have near pay equity for women, says the letter writer.
  4. It was a happier time two years ago for members of All for Transportation as they celebrated election results showing voters approved the one-cent sales tax hike to pay for transportation improvements. On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court overturned the tax.
  5. People walk along the water and children play in the surf this week at St. Pete Beach, just named the number one beach in America on TripAdvisor.
  6. Kyle Moran poses for a portrait in Tampa on Thursday.  He was sentenced to life in prison at 16 after shooting a man during an attempted armed robbery. In 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court found it unconstitutional for juveniles to face life sentences so Moran was released after serving 24 years in prison, but the state recently appealed his re-sentencing was unconstitutional and now he has been ordered to return to prison.
  7. People wait in a long line to buy groceries at H-E-B in Austin, Texas, during last week's extreme cold snap and widespread power outage.
  8. Oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in April 2010.
  9. A pharmacist with Walgreens Pharmacy prepares a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for residents and staff at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables last month.
  10. Rush Limbaugh in 2001. Mr. Limbaugh died earlier this week.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks to the media at a coronavirus vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch on Wednesday in Bradenton.
  12. A poll worker verifies a Vote-by-Mail ballot as a voter uses the official ballot drop box setup at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center polling station on October 19, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
  13. Teachers from Pinellas County joined the public school education rally, "Take On Tallahassee," which was organized last year by the Florida Education Association in a call for improved support from Florida lawmakers of public education.
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady holds the Lombardi Trophy as the Bucs celebrate the 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7. The boat-to-boat completion came later on the Hillsborough River.
  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is seen on a boat with family and friends. Thousands of fans lined up on the banks of the Hillsborough River to celebrate the boat parade of the Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday in Tampa.
  16. Bruce Castor, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks off the Senate floor during a break in the second impeachment trial.
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Vince Lombardi trophy following the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Lombardi Trophy as he and teammates celebrate the 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
  19. The Florida State Capitol
  20. President Joe Biden stands during a performance of the national anthem during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service in the State Dinning Room of the White House.
  21. Housing on one side of the road, rare wild land on another. The contrast could not be more stark for the Gladys Douglas-Hackworth property, 44 undeveloped acres in the heart of Dunedin. Even as it’s surrounded by housing developments, this hammock of green space serves as a refuge for wildlife. Pinellas now has a second chance to protect this habitat — the largest left to preserve in Pinellas. [Photo by Carlton Ward Jr    |   Florida Wild]
  22. The Florida Capitol.