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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 ...

Roach clips medical marijuana

Saying Florida’s relatively new medical marijuana program “is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program,” House District 79 Rep. Spencer Roach has introduced legislation to address “the long-term societal carnage attendant with unfettered access to ...

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 ...

VFW Post 4174: The Family Circle

Many people have been wondering just who is eligible to become a member of the VFW Auxiliary. What is not known is the fact so many family members are actually able to join. The Auxiliary is not just for spouses of veterans of veterans and service members. The Family Circle of possible ...

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 ...

Sorry for America

To the editor: With the immigration crisis and this $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan and tax bill, I am hearing the same rhetoric from politicians and media. We are told we should welcome and help everyone that comes to this country illegally and yet the people that come here legally ...

A living wage will pay for itself

To the editor: We simply can not tolerate people dying in the streets. Therefore, the employers in any given community must pay wages commensurate with the local ( Repeat: local) Cost of Living -- or -- be taxed to provide Social Services sufficient to forestall such dying. It is likely ...