Archive by category ''Editorials


    Turmoil in Marathon City Hall must be addressed

    We don't know, but we suspect that these days, the air is thick with tension for city staff working in Marathon City Hall. And we know that happy employees do better work and are more productive than upset ones, so that can't be good.



    Say something, Florida Highway Patrol. At least say why your troopers pulled over a man who, according to a video shot by witnesses, was Tased as he got out of the car he was in with his hands raised. The footage, absent context provided by the police, leads viewers to believe excessive force...


    Silence on FHP Tasing incident even more fetid in wake of South Carolina police murder charge

    Fifty-six days have gone by since a Florida Highway Patrol trooper shot a surrendering 59-year-old man with a stun gun, knocking him to the ground moaning in pain, and the agency refuses to release one detail about what happened that day. Video shot by a witness shows the man exit a minivan...


    Campaign against animal shelter borders on absurd

    A smear campaign continues against the Humane Animal Care Coalition, and we're trying to wrap our minds around why it persists. Led by Marsha Garrettson and her husband Tom, the shelter, also known as the Upper Keys Animal Shelter, is contracted with Monroe County to provide animal control services...


    Pizza of Peace from Keys restaurant could end dispute with New Jersey Turnpike Authority

    Florida certainly has its problems. Among them: Legislators sticking only halfheartedly to statewide voters' specific mandate in November to acquire sensitive lands for conservation and for better water quality, a political climate in which tax breaks for corporations seem more important than the...