Opinion: Coyotes? Not welcome here
The question floated into our inboxes like a radioactive nugget, the kind most wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. So, leave it to us to give it a shot, so to speak. The recent news about increasing coyote traffic in our city has a lot of folks on edge, especially pet owners, and with good reason. The carnivores have a serious hunger, especially in this harsh winter. Pets of any stripe and size are at risk. That question, though: Is action on coyotes warranted? On our land, yes. One of us is a dog owner, the other a cat owner. If one of those critters posed a threat to our animals or us, it would be, as they say, on! Louisville Slugger on. On the other side of the coin, man has caused the problem via displacement that comes with development. The laws on trapping and releasing are antiquated. There is no clear solution to what seems to be a mounting problem – until it comes to our pets, our personal property and us. So, what would you do? Tell us, please. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll share your thoughts with your fellow readers.
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If ever there was a question about it, rest assured The Hillary Campaign, officially, is in startup mode. In seeking to replace President Barack Obama in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton last week made clear that our president has failed to execute on praise-worthy goals. This, while a report out of Pennsylvania has her far, far out in front of all the Republican would-be challengers. Oh, and the GOP? It is devoting its time to winnowing the list of potential cities that would host the next convention. Rome is burning. You can’t make up this stuff.