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Officials say screwworm gone

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 Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced Thursday that a team of federal, state and local partners will continue to release sterilized flies for two more life […]

Uber: Waiting for a ride

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 the seasonal influx of cars, the bumper-to-bumper traffic and high cost of taxis. Public sentiment is growing for a solution to the transportation infrastructure and crying out […]

New Trauma Star Air Ambulance approved

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 for its life-saving, Trauma Star air ambulance program with funding from the infrastructure sales tax fund. The County began looking into a third helicopter for the Trauma Star […]

Baptist, Fishermen’s Hospital explore the possibilities

Baptist, Fishermen’s Hospital explore the possibilities

Baptist Health South Florida and Fishermen’s Community Hospital have signed a letter of intent to explore a potential affiliation between the two organizations and are now working toward a definitive agreement expected to be formalized sometime in 2017. Fishermen’s Board of Trustees Chairman Peter Chapman says the letter begins a period of due diligence that will […]

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 […]