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    Feral cats are essential for rat control

    I've only seen a dozen mice/rats in the Keys since my move here in 1979. Let me define rats so as not to be confused with the endangered mice and rats living on state and federal lands (which do need protection).

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    It's time for the public to rate the Islamorada Village Council

    When one is elected to office in the village of Islamorada, one swears (or affirms) to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Florida, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of a council member of Islamorada of which I am now about to enter.

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    Show appreciation for those who serve

    Rants denigrating law-enforcement officers, along with chants calling for their murder, are difficult to reconcile while watching and listening to accounts of their extraordinary bravery as President Obama decorates them with the Medal of Valor. One mother was presented her son's medal posthumously...

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    Furloughed abuse shelter CEO should be treated fairly

    Over the past several days, I have read with interest the articles regarding the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter and the furloughing of the chief executive officer, Ms. Venita Garvin, and the entire staff. The articles raised more questions than answers.

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    No drilling in Big Cypress Preserve

    The National Park Service should be ashamed to let a Texas oil company into the Big Cypress Preserve to explore for oil. It has taken miles of open trails away from Gladesmen and their swamp buggies and made them stay on trails that are very limited to our specific use.

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    Proposed job for out-going principal needs to be explained

    After the School District administration has recently argued repeatedly that the School Board should approve a job description for a Spin Doctor public information officer while agreeing to decide later on whether or not to actually fund it amongst other budget demands, Superintendent...

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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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