Letters to the Editor

Story hour controversy drags on…

Editor: Thank you so much for addressing the issue of Mobile’s first Drag Queen Story Hour in the August 29 issue. In my opinion, Rainbow Mobile demonstrated great courage and foresight in bringing this program to our little...

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Why drag queens shouldn’t read

Editor: It requires no animus against homosexuals for someone to argue the “Drag Queen Story Hour” scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Ben May Memorial Library shouldn’t take place. Objectors should continue making reasoned, respectful...

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Alabama investors at risk

Editor: As Alabama’s securities regulator, our office is charged with protecting investors in Alabama from fraud and abuse in the offer and sale of investments, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds and prosecuting financial...

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I’m with him

Editor: I read with great interest the letter from Clarence Carrio in the Aug. 8 edition regarding the USA Foundation-owned property at Brookley located on Mobile Bay, and the possibility for making it a public park. Carrio is...

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Nonprofits hit in budget proposal

Editor: Can you explain the logic? Mayor Stimpson’s proposed FY 2019 budget includes $4.25 million more in projected revenue and transfers for FY19, but reduces support for many essential functions. • The Parks and Recreation...

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Bay lives matter

Editor: Having been born and raised in Mobile, I have fond memories of summer days spent playing in Dauphin Island’s surf, exploring Gaillard Island and walking the boardwalks over Mobile Bay. Due to the far-seeing acts of...

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What’s missing from the stadium conversation

Editor: I would like to expand on Randy Kennedy’s column from the Aug. 8-14 edition (Behind the Mic, “Mobile needs a long-term plan for all of its sports venues”). My response to this article focuses on the sports venues, but I...

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Open letter to the Mobile City Council

My family have been avid sport supporters of The University of South Alabama for more than 40 years. My parents, in-laws, wife and myself all attended USA and a few have served on the Alumni Board as presidents. We have held...

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Had me in stitches

Mr. Holbert: I just wanted to thank you for sharing your (although quite stressful at times) very amusing story with us (Damn the Torpedoes, Aug. 8). I can’t even remember the last time, if at all, I’ve quite literally cracked...

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Open letter to the USA Foundation

Editor: Please help the students, faculty and alumni of USA and all the citizens of this area by compromising with the city and county on purchasing the waterfront property at Brookley Aeroplex the foundation owns and has up for...

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