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  • 7

Just when you think POTUS cannot spiral lower he proves he has no limit. Turn an ally over to be destroyed at the request of a strongman? Check. Try a photo op with unwitting, still grieving parents? Check. Attempt to further line your own pocket by hosting the G7 at your property? Check.

  • 9

In the next few months you’re going to hear a lot about healthcare for all and how this nation can’t afford it. We are the richest nation on Earth based on gross national product. There are several nations that not only provide national healthcare and free education through college for their…

  • 0

This Sunday will mark the 224th birthday of the U.S. Navy, which traces its roots back to the early days of the American Revolution. On Oct. 13, 1775 the Continental Congress established a naval force that could attack British commerce and offset British sea power. To accomplish this mission…

  • 2

Earlier this week Gov. DeSantis announced that he wants the minimum teacher salary in the state of Florida to be $47,500. Such an increase would have an immediate, substantial impact on the local economy. Setting a minimum statewide salary for teachers is unquestionably a good thing.

  • 10

I agree with Bud Morgan's guest column in the Sept. 25, 2019 issue of the Highlands News-Sun concerning human caused climate change. I applaud the courage and determination of Greta Thunberg and young people everywhere who are standing up to the climate change deniers. The Dust Bowl of the '…

  • 10

This young man writes some very good articles, but defending students, who have not yet entered the adult world, have not lived more than 18 years on this planet, are not learned in the facts of life, is not a good article. These are not individuals who should be telling us what the climate …

  • 6

Call it grass roots. Call it like people getting together to fight for a cause. Do you remember MADD, "Mothers Against Drunk Drivers"? How about Emily's List, the MeToo Movement, The Parkland Kids movement, "Never Again"? People together to reach other people for a cause that needs to be out…

  • 5

Your View section is one of my favorite parts of the Highland News-Sun, but I have to scratch my head in wonder at some of the anti-Trump letters. Do the writers of these letters about how President Trump is dishonest, doesn't obey the law, etc., etc., think the rest of us are mind numb idiots?

  • 6

I had the pleasure of attending the Sept. 23rd 2019 meeting. First and foremost I find that the council's main objection is to keep Avon Park in poverty. They talk about putting apartments in a residential area, even allowing two stories where there are no two-story buildings, lowering every…

  • 7

Is there no stopping our government from sending more US troops to the worst place on earth — the Middle East? After Iraq and Afghanistan, we are now going to fight the battles of the Saudis and Iran. All those countries are theocracies, and have been fighting their tribal wars for centuries…

  • 14

I read "Another View" in the Sept. 14, 2019 issue of Highlands News-Sun and I agree reading books and newspapers is vitally important in order to have legitimate critical thinking. In my opinion, let's toss computers into the recycle bin and smash smartphones underfoot. No, there's no app for that.

  • 4

An article on the internet (which is always true) stated that next year's Social Security increase will be 1.6% down from this year's 2.8%. As disappointing as that is, the other news was that the Medicare deductible was going up from $135 to $144.

  • 11

With students going back to school, this is a good time to talk to them about bullying. And who better to use as an example of the art of bullying than the President of the United States who has lied and bullied his way through life from the very beginning and now holds the highest position …

  • 13

Let me count the ways that our normal week has gone. We've had a Category 5 hurricane; at least three shootings, Texas, Alabama, Chicago, with at least 14 dead and 51 wounded; a president playing golf and Bernie Sanders wanting to eliminate $1.5 trillion in medical expenses to patients along…

  • 6

Last week, a writer said he felt that Indivisible should not be challenging the Firemen's Association for selling guns directly across from Sebring High School. I could not find any reason in the column as to how he felt that the Firemen's actions were beneficial to the community.

  • 3

Yet another loaded gun makes its way into our schools. Are these guns coming from the student's home, or how are they being procured? Of course I am thankful the school resource officer confiscated the gun — that someone reported it, but what happens when it is not brought to their attention?