Monroe County News

BRAZEN THIEVERY

What happens to the confiscated lobster? If it is found in the possession of a commercial fisherman who has followed proper handling, it is sold to a...

Schools, tourism get boost

Special session for our state senator While new to Keys voters, Sen. Anitere Flores is not new to Tallahassee. She first spent six years in the House in...

County fortifies vacation rental enforcement

To handle the growing number of vacation rental law violators, Monroe County “rented” a software license for one year. At a cost of $97,238, Host Compliance will...

Keys to Beaver: Drop Dead

Keys LEO refuses to support medical examiner’s bid for second term The Medical Examiners Commission, a panel of nine professionals, voted Wednesday not to recommend Dr. Thomas Beaver...

Horse finds new shelter; manatee returned to the water

In the next week, two special animals are taking up residence in the Florida Keys. A manatee, dubbed Key3PO, will swim freely in Keys waters. A horse,...

Lyft currently operating in Key West

The Outkast Agency, a national PR firm for Lyft, one the largest rideshare companies in the U.S., sent a press release early Thursday announcing Lyft’s plans to...

Officials say screwworm gone

 I don’t expect to see another case." —    Dr. John B. Welch, USDA Officials will continue to treat disease for 120 more days In an abundance of caution, Florida...

Uber: Waiting for a ride

Is local gridlock costing us? The Keys are congested, and unlike the common cold, it is not going away. Undeniably, Keys’ residents and tourists are fed up with...

New Trauma Star Air Ambulance approved

COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES PURCHASE OF THIRD HELICOPTER FOR LIFE-SAVING TRAUMA STAR AIR AMBULANCE PROGRAM The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved purchasing a third Sikorsky helicopter...

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...