Apr 242015
 
Book Review: "The Worshiped Island. Key West"

Review by Kirby Congdon…. The Worshiped Island. Key West by Alexis Girard d’Albissin Copyright 2005 In reviewing books of poetry for a quarter of a century, this reader has often noted the prevalence of the medium in the middle class. Our nursery rhymes, folklore and spontaneous outbursts reflect our awareness of poetry in private letters, […]

Apr 172015
 
Cudjoe Deep Injection Well Funded But Shallow Well Battle Continues

by JD Adler… March 5, 2015: A team of environmental scientists led by Dr. Briceno of the Florida International University have gathered under blue skies on Cudjoe Key. Their mission: to determine whether the shallow injection wells installed for use in the Cudjoe regional wastewater treatment plant will successfully contain wastewater or whether the ground will prove too […]

Apr 172015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer featuring Karena Kilcoyne

Karena Kilcoyne is the founder of Karousing.com, an online lifestyle magazine reporting on travel, style, wellness, beauty and anti-aging. In this interview Karena talks about the magic of finding your purpose. [IF YOU’RE STILL ON THE HOME PAGE CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO.]

Apr 102015
 
Matthew Murphy Files Suit: Catastrophic 2011 Tasing

by Naja and Arnaud Girard… Left in a vegetative state after being tased under questionable circumstances by KWPD in 2011, a suit has now been filed on behalf of Matthew Murphy and his young son. See the documentary video for details of this tragedy.  [CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO]  

Apr 102015
 
Good News

It certainly is refreshing to hear some good news from the world stage for a change. That good news being the promising preliminary agreement between the nations of Iran, the US and the European Union that would “end” Iran’s nuclear weapons manufacturing process. Of course the devil is in the details, but it certainly is […]

Apr 102015
 
THE LIBERTARIAN ILLUSION

by Jerome Grapel… Although I’ve written before about the “libertarian” concept, a recent discussion I had with a number of such adepts has propelled me into a need to respond more formally. Let’s begin with my theory as to how this trend found its traction on the American socio-political landscape. One of the few people […]

Apr 102015
 
An Introspective Analysis & Thesis on Military Designations

by John Donnelly… Special Soldier Designations Are Often Insignificant–When Compared To Ground Warriors. Although this article is lengthy, I ask that you read it in its entirety before formulating an opinion. I’ve been troubled with how to best publish my thoughts. For clarity’s sake, I’ve presented my ideas on a continuum, consolidating them into an […]

Apr 102015
 
Rich Become Richer- Tunatoons

by Richard (Tuna) Rohe… Millions of American workers have seen declines in their incomes and working longer hours for wages. Meanwhile the Rich want to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Postal Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency and even more cuts ….?    

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Apr 102015
 
Letter: Fracking in Florida

I’m an environmentally friendly guy. I do my best to recycle, not litter and live a light “footprint” in my world. But I find myself not always supporting every tree hugging cause out there. One of those causes, I thought, was fracking. Fracking is a short hand term for hydraulic fracturing, which is a process used to […]

Apr 102015
 
Brackenbury Named Poet Laureate of Key West

The Key West City Commission last night honored one of the city’s most respected writers by naming Rosalind Brackenbury as Key West Poet Laureate. Brackenbury came to Key West in 1992 after publishing her first poetry collection  — as well as her first novel – in the UK. When she came to the island city, […]

Apr 102015
 
Report: Millennials Experiencing Record Heat and Extreme Precipitation

Released by: Environment Florida Research and Policy Center… Report examines changes in climate over the last 40 years. On the heels of a fresh round of climate-related votes in the US Senate, and findings by scientists determining that the first two months of the year comprised the warmest such period on record, a new Environment America Research […]

Apr 032015
 
Racial Profiling in Paradise

by Martha K. Huggins, Ph.D…. What Traffic Tickets and “Disorderly Conduct” Reveal… What would you think if you were stopped by Key West police, on average, three times a year over 5 years—5 times in 2011 alone? To your credit, you had no stops for DWI. Your traffic infractions were for such things as not […]

Apr 032015
 
Dog Lady is Free! Ocean Key Investigated...

by JD Adler… In February Ocean Key Hotel, subsidiary of the Nobel House corporation, held a for-profit concert on Sunset Pier during which the band, the Revivalists, invited local citizen Kelsey Haas and her dog Mali onto the stage to dance with them. Police, at the request of hotel management, removed and arrested Ms. Haas […]

Apr 032015
 
Wal-Mart Announces Plans for 2017

by JD Adler… At the monthly luncheon of the Key West Business Guild, member Owen Trepanier of Trepanier & Associates introduced representatives from Walmart with whom they are collaborating on a plan to be the anchor tenant at the shopping center being developed for Rockland Key. Michelle Belaire, a senior manager of public affairs and […]