Letters to the Editor

  1. Medical workers at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater work to stabilize a COVID-19 patient Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
  2. Registered nurse Scott McGieson wears an N95 mask as he walks out of a patient's room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings. The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million of the highly protective masks on hand. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
  3. "Thank you, Rays fans" is written above the entrance as fans exit from the Gate 1 area at Tropicana Field on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  5. Across the Tampa Bay region, the roads are a dangerous place for pedestrians and cyclists.
  6. President Joe Biden
  7. A voter makes her way into a polling place at Sea Castle Elementary School in Miramar on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.
  8. The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington.
  9. Abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021.
  10. This image provided by the Virginia department of Transportation shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va. Monday Jan. 3, 2022. Both northbound and southbound sections of the highway were closed due to snow and ice. (Virginia Department of Transportation via AP)
  11. In this 2015 photo by Carlton Ward Jr. called Chassahowitzka Dawn, a breathtaking sunrise emerges beside Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, where the morning fog rises off of palm-studded Crawford Creek, which is protected by a combination of state, federal and private land.
Photo courtesy Carlton Ward Jr.
  12. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
A fan clutches a sign with Montreal crossed out while sitting in left field as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
  13. A nurse suits up with protective gear before entering a patient's room at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., Jan. 3, 2022. The omicron variant has caused a surge of new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and many hospitals are not only swamped with cases but severely shorthanded because of so many employees out with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
  14. The U.S. Capitol, where compromise is in short supply.
  15. Jan. 10• Letters to the Editor
    A classroom with socially distanced desks is shown at Hollywood Park Elementary on Oct. 6, 2020.
  16. A sign outside the Jackson Heights YET Center gym late last month, where Tampa interim police Chief Ruben "Butch" Delgado held a community forum on gun violence.
  17. Tampa Bay Rays president Brian Auld makes the case for a split-season with Montreal before a  Ybor City audience last November.
  18. Ihsanullah Patan, left, a horticulturist and refugee from Afghanistan, sits for a portrait with Caroline Clarin, right, whom he worked with in Afghanistan, and her wife, Sheril Raymond, at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn., Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. A U.S. Department of Agriculture adviser in Afghanistan, Clarin along with her wife have been using their own time and money to get Afghans who worked for her program out of the country. Those who have started their life in the remote town of Fergus Falls near the North Dakota border say they consider them family. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  19. Fencing in seen along the western front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. A year after the Jan. 6 attack, Congress is more deeply divided than ever, and it shows in how lawmakers are choosing to mark the day. Some members planned a moment of silence. Others spent the day educating Americans on the workings of democracy. And still others don't think the deadly siege on Congress needs to be remembered at all. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  20. Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
  21. Jan. 5• Letters to the Editor
    Specific protocols can help stop data breaches.
  22. On May 17, 2018, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  There’s no single policy or action that will alleviate America’s $1.74 trillion student loan debt crisis while simultaneously preventing students from taking on unaffordable amounts of future debt. Higher education financing experts are divided on the exact combination of solutions, but all agree it will require a multipronged approach.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
  23. People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021. More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average, a surge driven largely by the highly contagious omicron variant. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)