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Guest Opinion: Affordable housing: A women and children’s issue

The issue of home affordability touches everyone in our community. No group, however, is more adversely impacted by the shortage of affordable and available housing than female-headed households.Every day at Habitat for Humanity, mothers and grandmothers walk through our doors looking for an ...

What are they thinking?

To the editor:I went to the store and found toilet paper is gone everywhere. I am told some people come in every morning to buy more when it is restocked.That makes me wonder -- what people are planning to do with the toilet paper?Make paper airplanes that you can fly but the slightest bit of ...

Many thanks to Operation Open Arms

To the editor:This letter is to let everyone know our appreciation for the non-profit group Operation Open Arms (OOA), which generously donated a professionally guided fishing trip last week for my serving U.S. Army son. This group selflessly gives unconditional support to our troops and has ...

Abortion should not be taxpayer funded

To the editor:I'd like to speak to the idea that abortion is not tax funded. I am so glad there are those who want to get away from any "fake news" about abortion! Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider and is supported by our tax dollars.Refer to the following: go to ...

Letter from the Chamber president: Socially distant, always present

Unprecedented times.That's one of many phrases we are hearing on a routine basis lately, and we will persevere. I encourage everyone to take precautions, wash your hands, avoid contact with others as much as possible and prepare for at least 3 or 4 weeks of a different lifestyle until this ...

Guest Commentary: It’s important for residents to take part in the Census

In mid-March households across the nation will receive postcards from the US Census Bureau on how to complete the 2020 Census survey. This head count of every individual in the United States is mandated by the Constitution and has been conducted every ten years since 1790.Decennial Census data ...

Federal response to coronavirus has been magnificent

To the editor:Once again, a leading Democrat ignores propriety and uses a national emergency to babble political misrepresentations.Congressman Schumer desperately needs a lesson in the meaning of his job and how to perform with class and correctness. Lying is neither appropriate or the kind ...

Choice of Pence to lead coronavirus alliance wrong

To the editor:I am a constituent on Pine Island and a member of the Blue Wave Coalition and I am appalled at the choice of VP Pence as a leader of the coronavirus information alliance. He is a believer in the stupidity that smoking is not bad for people. Who says that? The POTUS cares not for ...

Lincoln misquoted

To editor:Simply stated, Abraham Lincoln did not say: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within."The real Lincoln quote as noted by, Michael Burlingame, a chair in Lincoln studies at the University of ...

State Legislature disappoints

To the editor:Two years of legislative disappointment have engaged more community advocates into action.The legislative session last year ended with very few legislations that address Floridian's community issues; instead, some laws imposed financial barriers for felons to restore their right ...