CRUISE SHIP OPINION: DERELICTION OF DUTY & THE ULTIMATE STATE PRE-EMPTION

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To the astonishment of most, but not all, a bill is being drafted in Tallahassee to dissolve the entity known as the City of Key West, transferring...

GMM MOSQUITOS OPINION: ‘THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOUR RESPONSE TO THESE DECEPTIONS &...

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An open letter from the Monroe County Environmental Coalition to Keys elected officials: To all elected officials who have campaigned on improving public health and environmental issues and...

COLUMN: MY 20s WEREN’T ON FACEBOOK (THANK GOD) 

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My 20s weren't lived online. They weren't posted, shared, liked, judged and sharply criticized, not on Facebook or any other digital platform. Don't get me wrong. Those and...

OPINION: A TARNISHED WIN FOR THE PORT OF KEY WEST

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Dear Editor, For the first time in a long time, something remarkable happened in Key West this week. After 17 months, a cruise ship entered Key West Harbor....

OPINION: PRO-CRUISE SHIP AGENT IS WRONG AGAIN

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Dear Editor, Just before a huge cruise ship left a trail of mud a mile long and 300 yards wide coming into Pier B, John Wells again spewed...

OPINION: KEY WEST ENJOYS BOLD LEADERSHIP ON CRUISE SHIPS

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Thanks to The Keys Weekly for your excellent coverage of cruise ships in the Keys. I am writing to dispute the assertions of John Wells on Sept....

OPINION: KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP DEBATE NEEDS BOLD LEADERSHIP

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At the Sept. 1  city commission meeting, City Attorney Shawn Smith reported that a prestigious law firm in Tallahassee reversed an earlier decision and declined to represent...

ONE STEP AT A TIME – REFLECTIONS OF A RELUCTANT RUNNER

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A couple years ago it occurred to me that I should at least attempt to fight genetics, the aging process and all the other inevitabilities life throws...

OPINION: SAFER CLEANER SHIPS’ PROJECTIONS ARE UNREALISTIC & DECEPTIVE

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As Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS) seeks to convince the Key West City Commission to adopt SCS’s proposed cruise ship ordinances, which would bar almost all of our...

OPINION: CRUISE SHIP BATTLE MIRRORS THE ‘JUNGLE BOOK’

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Disney’s great production of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” has a parallel in recent Key West politics.  The honeyed words of the Kaa-like spokesman for Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS)...