Promoting Informed and Engaged Communities: Reader Comments

THE GOAL OF THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION'S JOURNALISM INITIATIVES IS TO PROMOTE "INFORMED AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY DEMOCRACY." One of the reasons we enjoy this is how we engage the community. In this regard, this section is devoted to all the comments we received since our publication last week. We have grouped them … Continue reading Promoting Informed and Engaged Communities: Reader Comments

Gun Control: Reader Responses from Vero Beach to Vancouver, Washington

AK-47 (Wikipedia) LAST WEEK, OCTOBER 7, 2015 WE WROTE AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW IT'S EASIER TO BUY A GUN THAN GET A DRIVERS LICENSE. https://verocommunique.com/2015/10/07/its-easier-to-buy-a-gun-than-get-a-drivers-license/ We want to share the responses we received from Vero Beach, Florida that extend to Antlers, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas and all the way to Vancouver, Washington. From Vero Beach, Florida … Continue reading Gun Control: Reader Responses from Vero Beach to Vancouver, Washington

Reader Response to Bill Britton’s Article on “Shame.”

https://verocommunique.com/2015/09/14/whatever-happened-to-shame/ MR. BRITTON, WE AGREE ON SOMETHING. For a long time now, I have wished we had a little more shame in our society, it served a useful purpose. Back when I was in high school, it was shameful to get pregnant out of wedlock. Thanks to “Murphy Brown” and many celebrities since then, there … Continue reading Reader Response to Bill Britton’s Article on “Shame.”

Dr. Richard Milsten Responds to Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Doctor Shortage Articles

Dr. Milsten Being Presented with a Lab Jacket Bearing His Name by Indian River Medical Center president/CEO Jeff Susi after the Indian River Medical Center Oncology Patient Navigator Program was named after him. LAST WEEK WE WROTE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SCULLY-WELSH CANCER CENTER AND THE DUKE CANCER NETWORK. https://verocommunique.com/2015/09/08/about-the-relationship-between-the-scully-welsh-cancer-center-and-the-duke-cancer-network/ This is Dr. Milsten's … Continue reading Dr. Richard Milsten Responds to Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Doctor Shortage Articles

Would You Buy All Aboard Florida’s Private Activity Bonds?

A READER RECENTLY SENT ALONG THIS COMMENTARY: "When the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) issued the tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds, it came as no surprise. The $1.8 billion was already budgeted prior to the meeting on August 5th, 2015. More significant was the accompanying Risk Report that listed 25 pages of high risks associated with … Continue reading Would You Buy All Aboard Florida’s Private Activity Bonds?

Reader Feedback: Trump and Immigration

WE LOVE READER FEEDBACK BECAUSE IT SHOWS WE ARE ENGAGING SOMEONE.  These type of responses tend to be well read. Here is feedback on two articles posted last week on "Immigration Politics and the Statue of Liberty," by Bill Britton and "The Inconvenient Truth about Trump," by Stanford Erickson." FEEDBACK ON "IMMIGRATION POLITICS AND THE … Continue reading Reader Feedback: Trump and Immigration

Reader Response to Commissioner Solari’s Commentary on Short Term Rentals

Jackie and Bob Solari Mr. Solari's Commentary can be found using this link: https://verocommunique.com/2015/08/16/county-commissioner-bob-solaris-commentary-on-short-term-rentals/ "MR. SOLARI PRESENTS A RELATIVELY UNINFORMED AND ONE-SIDED VIEW of the short term rental (less than 30 days) transient commercial lodging establishment business, which is operating in non-commercial zoned areas of IRC, as grey market, unlicenced, "motel or B&B type establishments’". The … Continue reading Reader Response to Commissioner Solari’s Commentary on Short Term Rentals