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BREAKING NEWS: LEGISLATURE SAYS KEY WEST CAN’T LIMIT CRUISE SHIPS

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Key West’s effort to ban large cruise ships is on death row, the governor its only lifeline. A single signature by Gov. Ron DeSantis could bring a breathless...

WILL CRUISE SHIPS RETURN TO KEY WEST?

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A state legislator’s attempt to nullify a Key West referendum on cruise ships moved a step closer to passage on March 10. A majority of Key West voters...

KEY WEST’S CRUISE SHIP QUESTION WAITS ON GOVERNOR

Will cruise ships return to Key West? Can the city change its charter to limit large ships?  The answers lie with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who will decide in...

OPINION: Cruise ships degrade the environment: Fact or fake news?

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John E. Wells has written two letters recently claiming the Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships is leading a “hysterical disinformation program” in support of the cruise ship...

COUNTY COMMISSION BACKS KEY WEST VOTERS, OPPOSES STATE BILL TO VOID CRUISE SHIP LIMITS

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With no discussion and a unanimous vote, the Monroe County commissioners on March 17 approved a resolution by Commissioner Craig Cates to oppose a proposed state bill...

OPINION: VOTE NO ON CRUISE SHIP REFERENDUMS

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Dear Editor, Arlo Haskell, representing Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS), continues to weave his side’s narrative concerning cruise ships and their negative effects on the environment, the economy and...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LEGISLATION WOULD NOT GIVE THE STATE CONTROL OF OUR PORT

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As a native Key Wester, and local ships’ agent, I want to share why Senate Bill 426 and House Bill 267 are a vital protection for Florida’s...

OPINION: SMALL SHIPS ARE A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR KEY WEST

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Dear Editor: The Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships was formed earlier this year by my brother, Evan Haskell, our lifelong friends Jolly Benson and Will Benson, and myself....

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: STATE TAKEOVER OF PORT COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES

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Key West has controlled its own waterfront for almost 200 years. But if two bills pending in the state capitol become law, the state of Florida would...

OPINION: CRUISE PASSENGERS COULD BE ‘SAFEST, CLEANEST TOURISTS’

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Dear Editor, Key Westers of all persuasions will certainly agree that the coronavirus pandemic has changed our world and how we look at it. Nearly overnight, long-held paradigms...
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