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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...

Cry for help: Everglades Update

County, Islamorada pass resolutions asking for federal and state for Everglades Restoration On July 21, Monroe County passed it’s Everglades Restoration resolution, a plea to move as quickly...

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...

Seagrass die off due to hyper salinity

Officials say conservation projects need to move faster By Gabriel Sanchez It started last summer during the drought and was only exacerbated by the continued blockage of freshwater flowing...

#News: Toy drive for needy kids coming to an end

This is the second year that the major players have banded together to make sure that every needy kid in the Florida Keys will receive one special...

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

The Annual “SMART Ride” bicycle fundraising event will be taking place this coming weekend. Approximately 450 bike riders will travel southbound from Miami to Key West beginning...

#DayTripping: Jacobs Aquatic Center & Key Largo Park

Known to Upper Keys residents simply as the “Pirate Pool,” Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo Park (MM 99.5) was founded in 1998 by Barbara Jacobs. While...

#Events: The Count

By Wendy Toner Among the many seminars, guided tours and other activities during the annual Florida Keys Birding Wildlife Festival that runs through Sunday, Sept. 28, is one...

Giving Back Tour – Car caravan hits the Keys

Car enthusiasts rolling in Scions and Smart Cars motored through Monroe County recently to raise funds and awareness for restoration of historical 7 Mile Bridge. The “Trouble in...

Cities consider ‘optional’ tax break but state proposed homestead exemption for seniors already in...

On the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot there were four questions put to the voters regarding property taxes. Two were constitutional amendments approved by the majority and automatically...