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Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Catching compassion

Three years ago, The Suncoast News published an article stating bullying prevention through a “culture change” will be a priority for Pasco’s then-new School Superintendent, Kurt Browning. Despite the fact Florida has one of the ...
Published: 08/28/15

Letter of the Day: Suicide: We need to have a conversation about it

Four hundred and three people in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties killed themselves last year. It’s a staggering record of one-year fatalities that contributes to an even more jaw-dropping five-year total of 1,844 deaths from suicide. It sho...
Published: 08/27/15

Letter of the Day: Conservatism and unions

The question recently was asked in the Tribune’s Other Views column why we are conservatives if we support some of the progressive programs and unions. I can’t speak for others, but I’m a conservative because I believe in sound f...
Published: 08/26/15

Letter of the Day: Full disclosure needed in solar debate

Paula Dockery’s column “Utilities using devious tactics to prevent solar choice initiative” (Other Views, Aug. 20) implied residential solar equipment installation dropped 70 percent and therefore should be affordable to the aver...
Published: 08/25/15

Letter of the Day: Uber and Lyft need to ‘embrace’ justified levels of public safety

I am writing in response to your opinion “Cabs need regulation, not Uber and Lyft” (Our Views, Aug. 15).
Published: 08/24/15

Letter of the Day: Emotionally numb: The victims of PTSD

I am a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011. Since that time, I have become an advocate for other PTSD sufferers and an activist hoping to stop the 22 military veteran suicides that happen every day. Knowing t...
Published: 08/23/15

Letter of the Day: Red-light cameras a win-win for community

Unfortunately for many, laws or moral responsibility do not motivate them as much as a hit on their wallet. What is a human life or that of a family worth? How about a manslaughter charge or a stretch in prison — what’s that worth? In v...
Published: 08/22/15

Letter of the Day: A big assist

I am a teacher in Hernando County. A few months ago I started a project with Donors Choose to try to get Scholastic magazines for my class. Our school has a low socioeconomic population, and I knew my parents would not be able to afford purchasing th...
Published: 08/21/15

Letter of the Day: Stop the slaughter on Florida roads

Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study of the incidence of bicycle deaths in the United States by state. I am one of many bicyclists in Florida, and I found it amazing that Florida has the highest bicycle death...
Published: 08/20/15

Letter of the Day: GOP should sever ties with Donald Trump

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus should be more concerned about Donald Trump’s antics harming the party than his threat to run as an independent candidate. It is time for the Republican Party to distance itself from Trump ...
Published: 08/19/15