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Servers could be hurt by minimum wage proposal

There’s a little-known and less-understood proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.46 to $15 by 2026. The initiative, known as the $15 Minimum Wage...
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Oxitec reveals new technology up for EPA consideration

In 2018, Oxitec’s proposal to test the release of biologically modified mosquitoes to combat biting invasive populations was bandied back and forth between the Environmental Protection Agency...

Communication Workers of America Challenge AT&T

20,000 AT&T workers in the Southeast who are members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) union are striking because of what they say are unfair labor...

Heads in Beds – DAC1 approves TDC funding

The Tourist Development Council’s district advisory council for District 1 (DAC1) has made its decision on funding approval for events in Key West. Ultimately, the council approved...

Female Entrepreneurs, Part I

The utility of Angela Carnoske’s cheekily-named KINK(Y) Wine Rubber is evidenced in the first two minutes that we meet. We are at Wine-O on Duval Street, the...

Swimming Against the Current

It’s nice. It’s warm. We’re in a good mood.  Hearing those words from the mouth of a New Yorker and recent transplant to South Florida, it’s a...

CUSTOM BOAT BUILDER

Keys native Pete Garcia had his own outlook on what he wanted to do and how he wanted to do it. For the 34-year-old Key Largo resident,...

Virginia Panico Announces Retirement – Key West Chamber Head Steps Down in December

Virginia Panico, long-time Executive Vice President/ CEO of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, announced she will retire at the conclusion of her current contract on Dec....

Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber buys Conch Key marina and inn

Most crabbers in the Florida Keys are used to 70-plus degree temperatures while they work. But for Erik James, the new owner of the Conch Key Inn...

Young couple takes the reins at popular Marathon eatery

Sara and Dallas Cook are the new owners of Overseas Pub and Grill. Recently of Jupiter, Florida, the couple said they looked up and down the Keys...