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Pinellas County School Board member Laura Hine is stepping down from her post at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art to dedicate her energies to public education. Jorge M. Pérez, founder and chairperson of a Miami-based developer, the Related Group, has donated a sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and $1 million toward the Tampa Museum of Art’s education and studio art programming.
The example of Laura Hine and Jorge M. Pérez
The U.N. climate conference provided more evidence that the Earth’s deteriorating climate will provoke chaotic mass migration of desperate people
Trump did not embark on a cultural and religious war against the LGBTQ community.
Here’s what readers are saying in Friday’s letters to the editor.

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  1. Pinellas County School Board member Laura Hine is stepping down from her post at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art to dedicate her energies to public education. Jorge M. Pérez, founder and chairperson of a Miami-based developer, the Related Group, has donated a sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and $1 million toward the Tampa Museum of Art’s education and studio art programming.
  2. Activists hold signs at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
  3. A person wears a shirt featuring the word “gay” over a map of the state of Florida during the raising of the Pride flag at city hall to mark the start of Pride Month on June 1 in St. Petersburg.
  4. Sam Adams was one of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence.
  5. Jessica Littmann, right, serves dinner to her friend, Nurzan Binti Zahid Hussin, on Sunday during an early Thanksgiving celebration at the Littmann family home in Evanston, Illinois Jessica Littmann, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, recently co-sponsored the Rohingya refugee family.
  6. President Joe Biden pardons Chocolate, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, as he is joined by National Turkey Federation Chairman Ronnie Parker and Alexa Starnes, daughter of the owner of Circle S Ranch, on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 21.
  7. Thanksgiving dinner should make us reflect on our blessings.
  8. Former President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump announced that he was seeking another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/TNS)
  9. Elon Musk set up a poll on Twitter to determine whether former President Donald Trump should be allowed back on the site, and Trump narrowly prevailed.
  10. Only one of these three — likely House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — is under 80.
  11. Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022, in Palm Beach.
  12. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law. [Florida State College of Law]
  13. The Florida Climate Institute says that by using rooftops on a grand scale, half of Florida’s residential energy needs — and a third of its commercial energy needs — could be met by putting solar on existing rooftops instead of using up valuable land. It’s the single biggest way to cut carbon emissions.
  14. These Cabbage Woods in the northern Everglades are just one example of the beauty and scope of wild Florida that we need to preserve as the state grows.
  15. Members of the audience applaud after they listen to locals speak to Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer, at the Hillsborough County school district headquarters on Thursday in Tampa oppose the district's choice of sex education curriculum.
  16. Pro-life signs are seen outside the All Women's Health Center of Clearwater in May.
  17. Red tide warning were signs posted on Florida public beaches during a past algal bloom.
  18. Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he reacts to the crowd after Trump announces his bid for the presidency from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach last week.
  19. A trio of turkey hats are pictured during the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in Clearwater.
  20. Medical staff tend to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in September. He was unconscious after being thrown to the ground and says he doesn't remember being carted off the field.
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