Elections are great for drama… the winners and losers, the big comebacks and the just falling short, the unexpected and even the unimaginable. Once the dust settles, however, you still need to govern – to get the day-to-day business of the people and the community done. There are new players or new coalitions, certainly new circumstances and new ideas that need to be reflected (or deflected). Throughout, there’s always the need to bring your issues and concerns to the political powers-that-be – however they may have changed – to seek action and address needs.

Washington, D.C.—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), a Key Largo non-profit organization, is the recipient of a $2.1 million grant to restore eight coral reefs in the Florida Keys over the next three years. Rep. Curbelo, an advocate for increased funding for coral restoration, issued the following statement:

When you hear the word “infrastructure,” what do you think? Probably roads, bridges, dams, sewer systems, power grids… man-made and machine-driven, the industrial veins and arteries that keep this country moving and its economy alive.

Rescued against all the odds, hundreds of miles apart in South America, circus lions crossed the globe to become a pride again, home in Africa. 

A lion family has been reunited in the African bush after they were torn apart by a travelling circus in South America. Leo, his mate Muneca, and daughters Africa and Kiara are back together. Animal Defenders International (ADI) is appealing for funds to complete an enclosure in the African bush where they can live out their lives together. https://lionsbacktoafrica.org/donate-for-leo/

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