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Friday’s letters: To solve problems, get off the sidelines

National anthem protestsGet off sidelines, work for justiceMy father used an old phrase a lot: "If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem." Yes, athletes have the right to speak their minds and show their views. But like t...
Published: 10/19/17

Thursday’s letters: Seniors deserve better

Part B costs to rise in 2018 | Oct. 14Seniors keep getting squeezedThe 2 percent Social Security cost of living adjustment for 2018 is way below the cost of living increases seniors have incurred and desperately need help in dealing with. Using t...
Published: 10/18/17

Wednesday’s letters: A chance to start over in Puerto Rico

Hurricane MariaA chance to step into the futureRather than insult the mayor of San Juan, wouldn’t it be nice if the president seized the moment and took this opportunity to rebuild Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands into a 21st century example o...
Published: 10/17/17

Tuesday’s letters: News judgment is sorely lacking

Eat and drink like a wizard | Oct. 13News judgment is sorely lackingFront page, above the fold: "Eat and drink like a wizard." What are you thinking?I mean, this is a dandy story for the front page of the local section, but … have you noticed? Th...
Published: 10/16/17

Saturday's letters: City has more pressing needs than campaign finance reform

Well-meaning meets naive at City Hall | Oct. 10, Daniel Ruth columnCity has more pressing needsIn these times of underhanded politics, where conflicts of interest abound and personal attacks are commonplace, the last thing a politician wants to be c...
Published: 10/13/17

Monday's letters: Trump's war on the environment

'War on coal' over | Oct. 10Trump's war on environmentPresident Donald Trump's EPA destroyer, Scott Pruitt, says, "The war on coal is over." The war on coal is as phony as the war on Christmas. Coal has died a slow and natural death over the last 30...
Published: 10/13/17

Sunday's letters: WUSF-TV's exit is a big loss to community

WUSF-TVA prized community asset is lostIt is a sad day for Tampa Bay with WUSF-TV signing off for the last time. I remember as a student when it began almost the same day as our new student paper, the Oracle, in September 1966. I later recall a TV br...
Published: 10/13/17

Friday's letters: Keep Rick — the current one

St. Petersburg mayor's raceLong and short of it: Stay courseI can count on my two hands (and maybe one foot) how many times over 40 years that I have disagreed with a Times recommendation of a candidate. But I am voting for Rick — Kriseman, not...
Published: 10/12/17

Be prepared: A flu shot could help save your life

Are you ready for flu season?The flu season is coming. Trackers have noticed serious disease making its way from Australia to the United States. The strain remains H3N2, which caused serious illness last year.Predictions are always difficult, but the...
Published: 10/12/17

Thursday's letters: Bike lane a boon for commuters

Bridge to a better Tampa Bay | Oct. 4, editorialNew bridge a boon for commutesThe Florida Department of Transportation's new plan for the Howard Frankland bridge is a welcome change from previous proposals that failed to provide real transportation ...
Published: 10/11/17