Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Never evacuating again

Why are property owners, tax paying property owners, being barred from their property Are we supposed to let everything rot and mold while those whom know what's best for us restore power, water, pave the roads and restore the Florida Keys to a condition before the hurricane?

Letters to the Editor

Let us see our homes

Most of us evacuees have no desire to live without electricity for a week or more. We do want to assess the damage to our homes, bring limited supplies for our neighbors, salvage what we can, and then return to our mainland sanctuary until we can begin any necessary repairs or rebuilding of our homes, hopefully in the near future.

Opinion Columns

Storm-related losses can be tax-deductible

With one of the largest storms in U.S. history having hit Florida, you probably aren’t thinking about your taxes. However, give this five minutes now and it could save you thousands later because hurricane-related losses can be deductible on your tax return — if you follow the rules and provide the appropriate documentation.

Editorials

Storms remind us: Always have a plan

It’s far, far out in the Atlantic, so no one in the Keys should panic. But we must closely monitor Hurricane Irma, which on Friday was a Category 3 storm (sustained winds of at least 111 mph) heading west over the ocean.

Opinion Columns

We need to better maintain our national parks

Aug. 25 marked the second century start of the National Park Service, a remarkable milestone for our nation. The Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are awe-inspiring destinations that are symbols of who we are and where we have been. Wild landscapes, natural preserves, military sites, monuments and memorials from Pensacola to Key West epitomize the people and places in Florida.

Letters to the Editor

Confederate history is shameful

In a letter to the editor, Frank Resillez makes a claim that the left is debasing and wants to “erase” our history. I suppose in the alternate universe many on the right live, this is true. The reality is that these same people choose to ignore our history and work to re-write it to suit their own agenda.

Letters to the Editor

The left’s real end game

This is a process. The Left has a process: It first begins with bringing down Confederate heroes like Gen. Robert E. Lee because he and others like him fought for the Confederacy. The argument is not that they committed treason against the Union of the United States of America; but that they fought for the South that wanted to keep slavery.

Letters to the Editor

Revisiting Lincoln

Make America Great Again is a political slogan. A political slogan is a few words designed to convey a complex ideology that represents a specific, but usually quite broad in detail, view of the political and functional direction for people to move to create their future society.

Letters to the Editor

School bus driving etiquette

Yes, it is that time of year again. Children going back to school, many boarding buses. Thanks for the reminder that we a) need to drive the reduced speed limit in school zones, and b) stop for school buses loading and unloading.

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