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College kids have a bar fight, city kids riot

To the editor: The new anti-riot bill coming out at the same time as the recent verdict works out well for some. Not only wasn’t there a riot (which there would and should have been if he was acquitted) but now they can do an even better job at selectively arresting Blacks. A bunch of ...

Children need to see our faces

To the editor: I realize that the issue of wearing facial coverings is a sensitive one. And, sometimes, a volatile one. However, I would like to share my thoughts on wearing facial coverings from the viewpoint of a childcare provider. Infants see at a distance of approximately eight to 15 ...

First line of defense

To the editor: As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in seven countries over my 29 years of service. I write this in advance of Foreign Service Day on May 7, a day designated by Congress to honor our active-duty and retired members of the Foreign ...

Point of contact is the point

To the editor: We are missing the point! The major news organizations are focusing their attention and dialogue on the recent actions of several police officers. These officers, at the time of the event, were dealing with an unknown quantity as they approached, and started to investigate a ...

Extenuating circumstances create reasonable doubt

To the editor: Let me begin by saying it is a true tragedy that there had to be a loss of life for both Mr. Floyd and Mr. Wright. In both cases, one now adjudicated with findings of guilt, the other still pending, we have to ask ourselves if there are extenuating circumstances that create a ...

Shine a light on political activism

To the editor: America these days demonstrates that there is no way that we can live a healthy, happy and mutually productive life for all without exercising conscience. I propose that any person or group of people who employ more than a few others or who engage in public political action ...

Help turn tragedy into triumph

To the editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ ...

Guest Commentary: The fight to save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana program, and I am fighting to preserve the medical nature of the program that voters demanded. What we have now is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program, ...

Take the challenge

To the editor: Media are reporting that Lee County will be receiving “nearly $150 million” from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and that the county is conferring with Senator Rubio’s office about how it can spend the windfall. Better idea: Why doesn’t the county consult ...