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    Here's a theory about Zika

    I wondered why Zika suddenly became serious enough to spark recent media hysteria and predictions of epidemics. I found some disturbing correlations that suggest all thoughts of genetically modified mosquito being released should be abandoned. Consider the cause of the Zika epidemic a mystery to...

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    Real peace can’t happen without understanding each other

    Many Christians celebrated the Feast of Pentecost this past Sunday. This celebration (Which occurs 50 days after Easter.) represents the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to send an advocate, the Holy Spirit. However, I wonder if many Christians understand that their Jewish brothers and...

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    Countywide voting for the commission is good

    As an Independent, I ran against Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent in 2006 and 2010 and against Heather Carruthers in 2008. It is true, running for County Commission is taxing, especially the long drives up to Key Largo. The same goes for School Board, Mosquito Control Board and state and...

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    Corporations need to change and care about climate change

    As the devastating facts of climate change pile up -- severe droughts, extreme flooding, species migration through warming and rising oceans -- the question arises: What will change corporate behavior?

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    Furloughed abuse shelter director needs more support in wake of takeover

    I was shocked and saddened when I read about the recent decisions regarding the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. As a former member of the DAS board for several years, I was always impressed with the leadership given by the director, Venita Garvin. For 18 years, she has steadfastly led the ...

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    Thanks for fishing with a purpose

    On behalf of the Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys board of directors, volunteers and most importantly our future homeowners, I extend a heartfelt thank you the wonderful island of Marathon whose support made our 10th annual Mother's Day Dolphin Tournament a huge success.

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    Health-care overhaul for children is a win for kids

    Recently, millions of Florida children came one step closer to receiving what they need -- access to comprehensive medical and dental care.

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    Marathon students terrific in 'Chicago'

    Bravo to the Marathon High School Drama Club.

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    A great view but bad for traffic

    Around mile marker 110 on the 18-Mile Stretch, a little north of the Jewfish Creek Bridge, the road curves and reveals a beautiful view of an ocean flat. Very often there are a few boats in the shallow water with people enjoying themselves in the water. Beautiful scene.

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    GM mosquitoes are key to maintaining Keys tourism

    Hardly a week goes by without officials reporting another new case of the Zika virus in Florida. While all of the cases in Florida have so far been travel-related, concerns about the virus spreading are real.

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