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  • The readers’ forum

    We knew PAMM would need help

    Re Dusty Melton’s Sept. 12 Other Views column, PAMM shouldn’t get public funding: Consistently, both the public and private supporters of the Pérez Art Museum Miami have made explicit disclosure that additional operating support would be necessary to support a brilliant, larger museum.

  • Save on energy costs

    Florida’s unrelenting heat is often felt in our utility bills. In addition to finding ways to decrease your energy use, you may want to consider products and appliances that use less energy and water. An upcoming tax-free holiday on many energy-efficient appliances and water-saving products will help you do just that. This tax-free holiday runs from Sept. 19-21.

  • Passport to ride

    On Sept. 12, letter writer, Golden Passport misuse, Floreal de la Garza wrote regarding the fare-free Golden Passport program. I would like to clarify some of the claims made about this program, which benefits so many in our community. The Golden Passport program that existed prior to the approval of the People’s Transportation Plan in 2002 had an income requirement. Under the current Golden Passport program, a permanent Miami-Dade resident who is 65 years of age or older is eligible to receive a Golden Passport, regardless of income. Permanent Miami-Dade residents who are Social Security beneficiaries, regardless of age, also qualify.

  • Criticism tolerated

    Re the Sept. 13 article, Elite Israeli spies refuse to target Palestinians: This is a telling story. Forty-three soldiers protesting what they regard as injustices, and they are able to speak to the media without fear. What a gloriously open society Israel is to accept such criticism as part of the give-and-take of democracy, even while the country is on a war-footing.

  • Blocked progress

    Republicans express outrage about the findings of the investigative series, Contract to cheat, yet they have blocked funds for regulators and for six years blocked the appointment of a new wage and hour administrator to stop these cheaters. Somehow their outrage rings false!

  • The readers’ forum

    Don’t create nightmare traffic a road to nowhere

    Re the Sept. 6 article, Dolphin Expressway extension gets mixed reaction: In 2004 when the Miami-Dade Commission had an agenda filled with proposed developments to extend the Urban Development Boundary, a group called Hold the Line was organized and stopped the commission. I am proud to have been a leader as president of the Urban Environment League along with the Tropical Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and hundreds of residents from the many communities that comprise Miami-Dade County. The Commission wisely stopped this attack on the natural environment of the western limits of the county.

  • Support PAMM

    Re the Sept. 12 Other Views column, PAMM shouldn’t get public funding: How could any piece be so far off base?

  • Hobby Lobby whim

    Re the Miami Herald’s Sept. 7 Other Views column, Hobby Lobby decision a blow to practice of medicine: I take exception to the characterization by Drs. John Jennings and Britani Kessler of the deeply held convictions of some employers as “whims” to be cavalierly brushed aside.

  • Multimedia

  • Local speed trap

    When writing about speed-traps and ticket quotas in the Sept. 3 article, Notorious speed-trap town faces ti...

  • Smile for the cameras

    Re the Sept. 11 article, the Miami Beach city commission approves body cameras for employees: Oh, great. No...

  • Greyhound abuse

    Thanks to the Miami Herald for bringing attention to the disgraceful treatment of Florida’s racing g...

  • The readers’ forum

    Public libraries save lives

    With so much going on in the world — wars, epidemics, throngs of displaced people — one would...

  • Don’t hit women

    Re the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. There used to be two cardinal rules for a man, passed down from...

  • Shalala’s final act

    From a Miami Herald editorial and a front page fluff piece to a letter from another university president, a...

  • Rename it ‘Irving Pincus’

    A Miami Beach commissioner has advocated renaming Arthur Godfrey Road because of his alleged irrelevance to...

  • Israeli history

    The letter by Alice Christy on Sept. 7, Israel’s land grab ‘illegal’ erroneously claim...

  • DCF’s failings

    President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here.” In his far...

  • Boots on the ground

    President Obama and Congress have promised the American people that there will be no “boots on the g...

  • Children’s Trust salaries

    I recently read the Children’s Trust posting of its annual meeting and financials. I was shocked to ...

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