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NO CHALLENGE: THESE KEYS OFFICIALS WENT UNOPPOSED THIS ELECTION CYCLE

Monroe County’s lead prosecutor and public defender will return to their posts after a qualifying period ended with no challengers. A county judge will also return to...
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KEYS REPUBLICANS QUESTION ENDORSEMENT IN PRIMARY

Monroe County Republicans are taking some heat from their own members in light of the local party’s recent endorsement of a candidate for supervisor of elections, which...
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MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION DROPS CHARTER COUNTY IDEA THAT COULD HAVE CREATED NEW TAX

The Florida Keys are facing repairs of roads and bridges, including along the 113 miles of roadway from Key Largo to Key West that includes 42 bridges. FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU/contributed
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WHO’S RUNNING FOR WHAT? AN EARLY LOOK AT LOCAL ELECTIONS

The 2024 election is still more than a year away — Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024 to be exact. While all American voters will decide the next U.S. president,...
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FLORIDA KEYS OFFICIALS SPEAK LOUD AGAINST COURT CONSOLIDATION IDEA AT TAMPA HEARING

Inside a Hillsborough County courthouse, state attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs and residents provided three hours of testimony to a committee tasked with recommending whether Florida’s 20 circuit...
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RON SAUNDERS TO RUN FOR ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR

Former State Representative Ron Saunders announced on Friday that he will be seeking election as Monroe County Supervisor of Elections in the 2024 election. He said he...
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SPEAK YOUR MIND ABOUT CHANGES TO LOCAL LEGAL SYSTEM

Have you ever considered what it would be like NOT to have any local representation on our judiciary or through our locally elected state attorney and public...
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COULD MONROE COUNTY LOSE ITS COURT SYSTEM?

A Republican Florida state legislator has asked the state’s judicial branch to consider consolidating the 20 circuit courts within the state.  While touted by Speaker of the Florida...
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CHARTER COUNTY CONVERSATIONS HIGHLIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING NEEDS

Discussions among Monroe County officials over a potential transition to a charter county continued at a June 21 board of county commissioners meeting in Key Largo. Officials...
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WHAT’S A CHARTER COUNTY, AND WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS?

County commissioners are considering a big change to the way Monroe County governs itself. The five elected officials on May 17 started the conversation about converting Monroe...

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