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MATTHIS: I GOT TESTED AND OTHER COVID-19 OBSERVATIONS

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Let’s call it a growing unease. After an outdoor Thanksgiving at my house with family and friends who haven’t been a regular part of my quarantine bubble...
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IS HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE A BAD IDEA FOR WAIT STAFF?

In the Oct. 1 issue of the Keys Weekly, an article laid out information about five of the six state constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot in...

HOW WILL WE KNOW IF KEYS SCHOOLS HAVE A COVID-19 OUTBREAK?

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Editor's Note: On Sept. 24, the same day this column published in the newspaper, the Monroe County School District sent out an alert. The district reports there...

Revisiting our op-ed and opinion policies

Everyone has an opinion. And you know what they say about opinions — everyone has one (or something like that). Well before the dawn of social media...

Thanks, Dad. Miss you.

What does it mean to be a father?  My friend Ari Poholek asked me this question on the phone after losing his two sons in one day, in...

We need more artificial reefs now – Vandenberg: 11 years of marine life

Fodor’s says “No” to the Florida Keys. I read this headline a while ago, as we all did. I was more than a little concerned by its bluntness...

DARE I SAY IT – MY CORONA CAR

“Is that what you’re driving now?” asked Dave Rodriguez of Superior Electric when he spotted me outside the Marathon Shores post office last week. Yes, that’s what I...
How to best Honor Memorial Day? Thoughts on the holiday from our Publisher, Britt Myers - A blue and yellow sunglasses taking a selfie - Independence Day

How to best Honor Memorial Day? Thoughts on the holiday from our Publisher, Britt...

Memorial Day weekend means heaps of traffic for the Florida Keys — which equates to a needed boost to the local economy. In addition, a desirable day...
15 years of community news - A close up of a man - Hospital

15 years of community news

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At 11 a.m. on some random Thursday back in 2006 I realized our page designer wasn’t going to show up for work. She had an affinity for...
A commitment works both ways - A sign on the side of the water - Water

A commitment works both ways

We all know the benefits of having a hospital in our town. Our residents must have critical access to healthcare in the event of medical emergencies. A...
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