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SECOND TOKE IS THE CHARM?

SECOND TOKE IS THE CHARM?

Legalization of medical marijuana back on the ballot   In 2014, Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana failed although it garnered 58 percent of the vote but fell short of the 60 percent needed to become law. Revamped and rewritten, Amendment 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot will allow qualified physicians and caregivers to certify patients and […]

Domestic Abuse Shelter struggles to rebuild

Domestic Abuse Shelter struggles to rebuild

When the Domestic Abuse Shelter’s certification to operate a shelter was temporarily suspended in May by the state Department of Children and Families, The Lodge stepped in and took over. The Lodge is a state-certified domestic abuse shelter that operates in Miami-Dade County, one of 42 certified by the state. It continues to operate the […]

Between the Navy and a seawall

Between the Navy and a seawall

City ponders future of Truman Annex Harbor  It was difficult to determine whether it was Key West City Commissioner Richard Payne or revolutionary activist Thomas Paine at Old City Hall this past Tuesday evening. The former Key West judge passionately lambasted the Navy over rights to the Truman Annex Harbor — even receiving outward cheers […]

City puts the brakes on rushed bid

City puts the brakes on rushed bid

Health Department may have to find temporary quarters After a brief hiatus, the Key West City Commission reconvened this past Tuesday with an agenda full of proclamations, commendations and resolutions. All in all, 36 items were included on the agenda, which kept Commissioners and spectators at Old City Hall past 10 p.m. (Ahem.) City withdraws […]

Commission inks ‘trolley’ ordinance

Commission inks ‘trolley’ ordinance

Measure discourages stock piling of unused vehicles in the city Key West City Commissioners met for a second reading this past Wednesday and needed less than two hours to approve changes to ordinances governing sightseeing companies in Key West — most notably Historic Tours of America and City View. The first reading took place in […]

Walmart to get second story?

Walmart to get second story?

Developer wants to build 200 apartments above the retail store  Owen Trepanier, a planning consultant for the proposed Rockland Key shopping center, said the developer is set to propose building a second floor on the retail building to accommodate about 200 apartments. “I’m working on the changes to the development agreement right now,” he said. […]

Symposium explores Truman’s health care legacy

Symposium explores Truman’s health care legacy

During Harry S. Truman’s 1945-53 presidency, he spent 175 days at the Key West residence known worldwide as his Little White House. Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, history and political aficionados can attend the Little White House’s Truman Legacy Symposium, titled “America’s Great Health Care Debate: The Legacy of Harry Truman and National Health Care.” […]

Trashy AND Sexy, and Top 16 Don’ts in Key West

Trashy AND Sexy, and Top 16 Don’ts in Key West

City’s spring break gets national publicity from two websites. Key West received two very different crowns this year. Coed.com voted Key West the 19th trashiest spring break spot in the country, but it made Datingadvice.com’s sexiest spring break list. Coed.com posted, “Key West is one of the wildest cities in the United States year round, […]

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