Letters From Readers

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 18:41

Tuesday’s Lead Letter: Let’s start treating children as people — and stop treating them as burdens

We all win when we recognize the rights of children.

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Monday’s Lead Letter: Legal Aid is good for the economy

Most lawyers are familiar with the positive impact of legal aid on low-income families, but there is powerful evidence that legal aid also benefits the economy.

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Sunday’s Lead Letter: Ideas for making intersections safer

I read the article that reported crashes were up 10 percent last year at intersections with red-light cameras.

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Saturday’s Lead Letter: Trash is a huge issue at Ed Austin Regional Park

I go to Ed Austin Regional Park every day. It is a beautiful park in Arlington that gets many visitors.

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Friday’s Lead Letter: Here’s what is happening to our troubled young men

I am the father of three kids. I live on the Northside. I am familiar with the questions raised by the writer of the letter, “Young men gone wrong; why does it happen?”

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Thursday’s Lead Letter: Homelessness is a serious problem for our youth

All children are entitled to a safe home environment. Instability in childhood begets a future of instability.

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Wednesday’s Brief Letters: Two books describe how kids go bad

A reader wondered how and why young men go wrong. I have answers in two books by Alice Miller:

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Wednesday’s Lead Letter: Jacksonville area needs villages focused on seniors

Surveys have indicated that 85 percent or more of people age 65 years and older would prefer to remain independent and in their own homes rather than being institutionalized in a long-term care facility.

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Tuesday’s Lead Letter: Here are some details on medical marijuana

Congratulations Florida and thanks to the many who voted for the compassionate use of low-THC and medical cannabis (marijuana).

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