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STATE REPRESENTATIVE RACE INCLUDES A HEATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY & 2 DEMOCRAT HOPEFULS – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

The race to represent the Florida Keys in the state House of Representatives includes two Democrats and three Republicans. Incumbent Republican Jim Mooney faces a challenge in the Republican primary from North Key Largo resident Rhonda Rebman Lopez and Big Pine Key resident Robert Scott Allen. On the Democrats’ side, former...

SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 RACE PITS AN ATTORNEY AGAINST A LOCAL FOSTER MOTHER – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

Key West attorney Darren Horan and local foster mother Gabrielle Brown are vying to represent District 1 on the Monroe County School Board. There is no incumbent in the race, as board member Bobby Highsmith decided not to seek reelection. School board races are nonpartisan, but Gov. Ron DeSantis drew significant...

HUMOR: TOP 10 THINGS THE FBI REALLY FOUND AT MAR-A-LAGO

Despite the media firestorm surrounding the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, we still haven’t learned the specifics of what was actually removed from the place. So we figured we’d fill in the blanks for our readers. We bring you… Top 10 Things the FBI...

6 CANDIDATES VIE FOR A CHANCE TO REPRESENT KEYS CONSTITUENTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

A race to represent the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade County in Congress will see Republican incumbent Carlos Gimenez and five challengers. A Republican primary will be between Gimenez, Carlos Garin, of Coral Gables and K.W. Miller, of Miami. On the Democratic side, Robert Asencio, of Miami, will square off...

IN PICTURES: UPPER KEYS TEACHERS & STUDENTS EMBARK ON A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Another summer has come and gone. Aug. 10 marked the first day of school for students and teachers in the Keys. Before school began, Plantation Key School students had the chance to meet their teachers, visit with friends and view their classrooms during a meet-the-teacher event on Aug. 9....

IN PICTURES: MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES SENIORS ON DAY 1

It’s back-to-school time in Marathon. Aug. 10 saw the eagerly-awaited return of students to Stanley Switlik Elementary School and Marathon Middle/High School for a year of learning and – fingers crossed – some much-needed normalcy. Continuing a long-standing tradition, Marathon high school’s senior class made quite the entrance to a courtyard...

REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT MARCO RUBIO SEES A HOST OF CHALLENGERS FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

Race includes Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and a host of hopefuls U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will head to the Nov. 8 election with a host of non party affiliates, write-ins, a Libertarian candidate and the winner of Democratic primary.  Rubio, of Miami, has represented Florida in the United States Senate since...

THE RACE IS ON FOR GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL & OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

The race for Florida’s 47th governor will see Republican incumbent Ron DeSantis and a host of challengers looking to unseat him.  A native Floridian, DeSantis is a graduate of Yale University and a Harvard Law School graduate. While at Harvard, he earned a commission in the U.S. Navy as a...

KEY WEST MAYOR RACE INCLUDES TWO FAMILIAR FACES – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

Key West Mayor / Salary: $22,500/year The Key West mayor’s race includes two familiar faces — incumbent mayor and former city commissioner Teri Johnston, who is seeking a second two-year term as mayor, and former city commissioner Margaret Romero, a government watchdog who attends nearly every commission meeting. The Keys Weekly...

SPORTS WRAP: PREVIEWING THE FALL VOLLEYBALL SEASON

By Tracy McDonald Student athletes hit the court this week across the Florida Keys. The official start date for practices was Aug. 1, and each of the three Monroe County high school volleyball teams began gearing up for the start of competition.  Listen to our Podcast Coral Shores Hurricanes DateOpponentLocationStart Time8/18Preseason TournamentAway4...

MAN DEAD FOLLOWING CONFRONTATION WITH DEPUTIES IN KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said a man is dead after deputies responded to reports of an intoxicated, armed, suicidal man at a Key Largo residence. Multiple deputies responded to the residence at Mile Marker 94.8 around 10:42 a.m on Wednesday, when they observed a caucasian male at the residence...

MARATHON NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: ROLANDO MONTEAGUDO

No matter how many individuals appear in the pages of Keys Weekly, there are always so many more of our community members who deserve to be recognized. In an effort to shine a spotlight on more of the incredible individuals who live and work in these islands, Keys Weekly...