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Keep red-light cameras rolling

As the city Bradenton ponders the fate of red-light cameras at various major intersections, the Legislature is once again taking up the issue of repealing the state law that legalized the devices in 2010.

Letters to the Editor

Boycott of Trump inauguration unsettling

I find it difficult to express fully what is happening in Washington surrounding Mr. Trump’s inauguration. It is unsettling and disgusting. For 65-plus Democratic legislators to blatantly announce that they will boycott the inauguration in some kind of perverted protest tells me that they are not worthy of their elected positions.

Letters to the Editor

2016 Colony Cove Christmas gift program biggest success ever

Over the last four years, the residents of Colony Cover retirement community have raised over $10,000 and collected over 5,000 toys and 200 bikes in support of the United States Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. Carol and Freddie Roselli, of the “301 Cruisers,” have chaired this annual event to bring Christmas cheer to families and children in Manatee County.

Letters to the Editor

School board elections should change to thwart developers

The developers are afraid that the Manatee County School Board will change the way school board members are elected. Under the present system, there are five school districts with one school board member, each elected by votes from the entire county. Under the proposed method, school board members will be elected only by voters in their specific district. The developers hate that idea because it will take away the advantages their puppet candidates now have.

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s rail on ‘fake news’ defines irony

Does it still count as irony if the speaker doesn’t realize he has been ironic? For example, if the President-elect suggests that he is the victim of fake news, does he not remember when he told the world that he had dispatched a “team of investigators” to prove the “illegitimacy” of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate?

Letters to the Editor

Obama’s famous words a bit infamous

In 1961, on President Eisenhower’s last day in office, he made his memorable speech warning us about the military industrial complex. As President Obama approaches his last days in office, it reminded me that his most memorable speech is: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” “If you like your policy, you can keep your policy.”

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Thousands march across Ringling Bridge in solidarity with Women's March in D.C.

Thousands marched peacefully across the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota in solidarity with the Women's March going on in Washington D.C. Saturday.
Jessica De Leon Bradenton Herald
Thousands march across Ringling Bridge in solidarity with Women's March in D.C. 1:05

Thousands march across Ringling Bridge in solidarity with Women's March in D.C.

Women's March on Washington has Florida participants 1:34

Women's March on Washington has Florida participants

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Lakewood Ranch girls soccer wins 13th district title

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