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  • The readers’ forum

    Preliminary library tax rate must survive

    County commissioners praised the hundreds of residents who descended upon Government Center recently to plead for a $64 million library budget for the coming year. Commissioners settled on a less ambitious course, approving a slight increase above Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s recommended tax rate to avert further service cuts and layoffs of an additional 90 librarians.

  • A very liveable city

    Re the July 21 article Car-free and frustrated: I, too, live in Brickell and I have been delighted with the wonderful transportation system in downtown Miami. I can easily get to the University of Miami hospitals, the airport, the Arsht Center, the museums and hundreds of great restaurants. And when the new Brickell City Center opens, with its great shops, it will be even better. I almost never use my car.

  • Immigration reform

    Re the July 18 editorial, Follow the law: We should rescue some valid assertions. First, we all should know why so much insecurity exists in Central America.

  • Employ black men

    Many have taken issue with the Miami City Commission Vice Chairman Keon Hardemon’s July 6 letter, Save Liberty City from domestic terrorists. Crime happens in the absence of economic development.

  • The readers’ forum

    Renewable energy is better than FPL’s nuclear power lines

    In his July 15 letters Bury FPL’s high-voltage transmission lines, former South Miami mayor Horace Feliu insists that the city of South Miami should pay the $18 million that FPL demands in order to underground the high-voltage transmission lines it proposes on U.S. 1 to support a pair of nuclear plants.

  • No double standard

    What is all this talk admonishing Israel about not killing civilians and being disproportionate in its response to Hamas?

  • Police transparency

    It is about time that the police begin taping interrogations — and that should be only the first step. There is no reason for jurors or anyone else to trust the police. Every time a cop gets busted, the blue wall descends and nothing happens. If police want to be respected again, then the state attorney’s office must prosecute cops who break the law and send them to prison; police departments must fire cops who abuse privileges; and police officers must show respect for the law and citizens. The best way to do that is to wear body cams and use dashboard and station cams.

  • Support gay constituents

    Mayor Herta Holly and Councilmen Hunt Davis and Jim McCoy have turned their backs on the gay and lesbian community and their families in Miami Shores.

  • Multimedia

  • Crist ducks debate

    What hypocrisy! In saying that he’ll accept public campaign cash, Charlie Crist said, “I thin...

  • The readers’ forum

    Why Zo is the Heat’s MVP

    The Miami Heat lost the battle against the San Antonio Spurs for the NBA title and the subsequent battle ag...

  • New Dade County Youth Fair

    As a lifelong resident of Miami-Dade, a business leader and a member of the Florida International Universit...

  • Healthcare issues

    Re the article Doctors declining to accept Obamacare plans came at an interesting time for me. I knew it wo...

  • We have rest stops

    What does the State of Florida have — on Interstate 95 — that Georgia doesn’t? Rest St...

  • JNC manipulation

    Once again and without any explanation, Gov. Rick Scott has rejected an entire, diverse and exceptional lis...

  • The readers’ forum

    FPL stopping algae bloom safely

    Florida Power & Light Co. employees work hard to ensure the reliability of our electric system remains amon...

  • Shame on UM

    I, too, am discouraged by the University of Miami’s irresponsibility toward a loyal community by qui...

  • Students fooled

    The rebranding of a technical school as a technical “college” as reported in the July 14 arti...

  • James Garner RIP

    James Garner did a great job playing the tall and handsome Jim Rockford. The Rockford Files was one of my f...

  • No to FIU

    FIU's growth is great, but to move the fair and expand the campus is a terriable idea, I belive the should ...

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