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Cast your ballot with kids in mind

Miami-Dade teachers look the future in the eyes every day when we walk into our classrooms. On Aug. 30, even if you don’t work in a school, you can help shape the future for our district’s 350,000 students with your vote for mayor and members of the Miami-Dade School Board.

Editorials

Flawed Biscayne National Park bill

Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) recently introduced a bill, which has already passed out of committee, to stop an unwarranted marine reserve in Biscayne National Park. In the U.S. House, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) championed bipartisan legislation that passed last year addressing this flawed management decision.

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Another tragedy

Once again we have had another multiple shooting with an innocent 8-year-old victim clinging to life and her father seriously wounded. All of this for no apparent reason. To make matters worse, the Herald didn’t even deem this incident newsworthy enough to place it on the front page, instead burying it at the bottom of page 8A. No wonder people are becoming desensitized to these incidents.

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Echoes of WWI

When we went to war with Iraq after 9/11, I was stunned that we’d do something like that and couldn’t believe that responsible world leaders started a war in the middle of a war in Afghanistan, without a smoking gun. We had no obvious justification to go to war, and it turned world sympathy against us, putting a dark cloud over the country since. I thought I was missing something.

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Zika worries

To avoid Zika mosquitoes, I drain water from containers and cover them, but I am unable to do anything about a stagnant swimming pool filled with slime at the house next door.

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Modified Trump

It is no surprise that Donald Trump is starting to modify his previous comments on immigration. We can expect this to occur on other topics as well. However, this candidate’s words, pay close attention to his prior utterances, for these are the ones that came from the heart.

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Double standard

Why do hear about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors, but not the fact that Washington, D.C. is funded by donations by lobbyists who then have meetings with lawmakers?

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Palestinian rights

So the United States is warning citizens to leave Gaza because it’s dangerous. In reality, what the United States should do is stop sending my taxpayer money to Israel, used to buy weapons and bulldozers to destroy Palestinians’ houses. Instead, recognize Palestine and stop supporting Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

The Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub hit home with Miami poet Richard Blanco, best known for his poem ‘One Today’ delivered at President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is Blanco’s poem for Orlando.
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Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

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Video: Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks about the budget, transportation and legalization of Uber