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  • LETTERS

    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).

  • EDITORIALS

    Keys law enforcement shows its commitment to solve high-priority crimes

    Violent crime is not a major problem in the Florida Keys. When it does occur, it usually involves domestic violence or bar fights.

  • LETTERS

    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.

  • LETTERS

    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...

  • LETTERS

    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.

  • LETTERS

    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.

  • LETTERS

    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...

  • LETTERS

    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...

  • LETTERS

    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...

  • EDITORIALS

    With fire that killed three, closure is needed. Fire investigators need to put probe at top of list

    Come June 21, a Keys family will mark the one-year date of the day three of its members died in a house fire in the Lower Keys. Eleven months since that fire, the family -- and community -- continues to wait for a determination as to what caused the blaze.

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