Opinion

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:41

Thursday’s Lead Letter: An answer to a Trump critic

The letter from the reader titled “Facts on Trump” presumably relies on the notion that something truly exists or happens (facts) and those facts are not contested (undisputed) regarding President Donald Trump.

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Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:46

Guest column: America’s national parks badly need improvements

Our national parks are America’s favorite places, and many of them are right here in Florida.

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Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:26

Thursday’s Editorial: City Council needs to approve Ability Housing settlement

From the start, the opposition to allowing disabled veterans into a 12-unit apartment complex in Springfield has been extreme.

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Tuesday’s Lead Letter: State Attorney’s new police oversight unit is appropriate

Steve Zona, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, has launched a pre-emptive strike criticizing State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s new human rights division.

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Contacts for local members of Congress

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Wednesday’s Editorial: Analysis of JEA’s plans to close coal plant, possible departure of Vitti and our city’s wonderful waterways

News that JEA and partner Florida Power &Light will close the mammoth coal-fired power plant, St. Johns River Power Plant, comes as a shock.

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Tuesday’s Lead Letter: Vitti’s references to teachers and widgets analyzed

For years I have been writing about Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s open disdain toward teachers and he has shrugged it off.

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Tuesday’s Editorial: Florida’s Sunshine Laws deserve more robust appeals process

Floridians are justly proud of our tradition of open government that dates from the first law passed in 1909.

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Guest column: Florida’s unique Constitution Revision Commission begins deliberations

Just as national Sunshine Week ended, recognizing the importance of open government to a democracy, Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission begins work with its first meeting scheduled for Monday, March 20.

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More readers offer their take on perceived bias in news media

Editor-at-large Frank Denton’s column on Sunday, March 5, in which he responded to readers’ examples of what they saw as biased reporting, drew quite a number of responses. We printed some of them last week (see those at jacksonville.com/reason) and are printing the last batch of responses this week.

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Saturday Lead Letter: We must work togehter for the common good

I am a 69-year-old retired teacher. Retirement allows me to spend hours every day phoning and writing to our legislators and visiting their local offices. Some politicians are using the label “paid left-wing extremist” for those of us doing this work.

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