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In an article I wrote on the Risk Protection Order Law which was published on Nov. 3, the newspaper did not include the last four paragraphs, thereby leaving out significant facts.
Thank you for the letter run a few days ago articulating the reasons why a reader will vote for Trump. Instead of resorting to name calling or dredging up the past, he stuck to clear examples of why the president will receive his support.
What do you get when you combine a local non-profit agency with a community-minded institution and the generosity of a local family foundation? You get an additional revenue stream that’s what!
The Democrats from day one said, we are going to impeach Trump; one Democrat being Maxine Waters. Get this folks, he just started and has done nothing yet and the Democrats were talking impeachment.
We recently learned that the Gold's Gym will be closing their doors in a few days. Why? Is it because of the expense of running the facility? Is it because the owner is not making enough money or is it because the owner wants more for his buck and may be a bit greedy?
WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators Tuesday asked President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff to appear before the impeachment inquiry , reaching to the highest levels of the White House as they prepare to release more transcripts from the closed-door proceedings.
Daily I find I am inundated with information from all avenues of advertising informing me that it is time to enroll in a Medicare Advantage program. Should I be thankful for these reminders? Perhaps!
There are so many subpoenas floating around Washington these days you could almost walk across the Potomac without getting your feet wet. What seems to be happening is an investigative technique titled: Throw it up against the wall and see what sticks.
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.
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…
Trump has finally committed the worst crime a politician can. He is getting people killed. His impulsive move to vacate the Syrian war has left our allies, the Kurds, to the mercy of the Turkish military.
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…
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.
You (a previous letter writer) have the numbers to answer my questions. Most Highlands County elected officials and high government employees are Republican. What do you think is their average income ?
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 '…
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 …
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…
A hurricane before Dorian, I heard voices at my front door. A deputy was standing there. He verified who I was, then asked if I had a cell phone. Not a responsible one was my reply.
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?
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…
I find it very interesting Charlie Lowrance is deciding Miguel Arceo is taking "a very precarious turn" when Miguel questioned what had truly been done after the horrific shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.
Can we still pretend to be content with a president who decides which laws to obey, which provisions of the Constitution apply to him and which laws and Constitutional provisions he may choose to ignore.
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…
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.
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.
Currently, task forces in Florida are studying the need for three multi-use corridors throughout the state. The Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force is specifically studying the need for the Southwest-Central Florida Connector, which extends from Collier County to Polk County.
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 …
Guns blazing from coast to coast and border to border with student shootings, disgruntled employees and mental cases and the astute NRA has the unmitigated gall to call Walmart shameful for deciding to stop gun sales in their over 4,000 stores.
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…
It is difficult to believe that a former teacher would use the word “myself” for “I”, and use “I” instead of the proper “me” in a letter to the editor. I do hope this person was not teaching English.
As I write this, a tropical system predicted to become a major hurricane is potentially headed our way. Dorian may or may not impact Highlands County but if it does I am certain of one very important fact: The people of this county will deal with it as they did with Hurricane Irma. With conc…
An unfortunate and dangerous precedent was set this past week by the jury in the Michael Drejka case. It rendered the "stand your ground" defense moot and impotent. This was a textbook case of SYG if there ever was one.
A recent Your View letter was headlined “How do we plant love?” It included the details of four sad and hate motivated crimes. Neither hate nor love is grown from seeds or can be uprooted.
Friday afternoon with torrential rain falling, as customers exited from Walgreen’s next to the Village Inn, there stood a big guy with this huge umbrella. “May I walk you to your car?” he asked.
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.
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?