COVID-RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE KEYS DECREASE

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As the highly contagious Omicron variant makes positive COVID tests the rule rather than the exception, experts point to hospitalizations rather than case counts as the most...

TALLAHASSEE TAKES AIM AT CRUISE SHIP VOTE

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A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature’s committee process seems written to target Key West’s voter-approved cruise ship reductions — and the ordinances the city...

ISLAMORADA COUNCIL BACK TO SQUARE ONE WITH VILLAGE MANAGER’S DEPARTURE

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Islamorada Village Manager Greg Oravec’s resignation has a familiar face returning to acting manager duties and a dais searching again for the right candidate.  Citing a lost appetite...

MONROE COUNTY MOVES TO SETTLE $26.5 BILLION OPIOID LAWSUIT

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Monroe County has moved to settle its part in a nationwide class-action lawsuit against distributors and a manufacturer of opioid pain pills. According to the December 2021...

FAMILY OFFERING $25,000 REWARD FOR MISSING SUGARLOAF BOATER

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Heath, last seen on Nov. 22, was wearing a navy blue short sleeve shirt, gray shorts, prescription sunglasses and Keen sandals. He is 5-foot-seven-inches tall. CONTRIBUTED The family...

KEY WEST KMART LIKELY TO CLOSE IN MARCH

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The Key West Kmart looks to be closing in mid-March, meeting the same demise that befell the other Florida Keys Kmart locations last year.  The Key West location...

INCUMBENT JIM MOONEY AND 3 CHALLENGERS VIE FOR FLORIDA HOUSE SEAT

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Florida State Rep. Jim Mooney ventured from the Southernmost district to Tallahassee for the start of a 60-day legislative session on Jan. 11. Mooney enters the second...

KEY WEST ATTORNEY DARREN HORAN ENTERS SCHOOL BOARD RACE

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Key West attorney Darren Michael Horan is running for the Monroe County School Board's District 1 seat, according to Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin. Incumbent District 1 board...

OLD SEVEN MILE BRIDGE REOPENS AFTER $41M RESTORATION

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In arguably the most highly anticipated opening in recent memory, officials from Monroe County, the City of Marathon, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and other community...

KEY WEST OFFICIALS WANT VACATION RENTAL OWNERS TO PAY MORE

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Key West city officials want to make it more expensive for homeowners to rent their properties for a month or a week at a time. Monthly and weekly...