Letters to the Editor

Reach out to Vern Buchanan, other U.S. reps, about gun control

When listening to the terrible news regarding the latest campus shooting incident, I contacted my congressman Vern Buchanan's Washington office. Unfortunately, after a bit of a "run around" with other members of his staff, I was unable to reach Buchanan's staff person responsible for matters related to gun control, Sean Brady. The purpose of my call was to ask for information regarding Buchanan's position relative to the enactment of legislation requiring stricter gun control.

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Bradenton family expresses their gratitude for act of kindness

My family would like to publicly express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Ron Rook of the Bradenton area, whose selfless honesty and integrity prevented a very significant loss of personal property belonging to my stepdaughter. Most people in a similar situation would likely have done something far different knowing there would have been no proof of their actions. Men and women like Mr. Rook define the best in American conscience.

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Increase colorectal cancer screening to save lives, dollars

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the country. This year alone, an estimated 137,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. Compounding the tragedy is the fact that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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