Experts predict 8 to 19 named hurricanes this season

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Hurricane forecasters work year-round, attempting to predict what Mother Nature will do. They take into account wind patterns, water temperatures and other data. Colorado State University hurricane...

RESIDENTS 50 AND OLDER CAN SIGN UP FOR SHOT STARTING MONDAY

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Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign an executive order today that opens eligibility even further from 60 years of age to 50. The governor made the announcement on...

STATE HOUSE RACE HEATS UP BETWEEN JIM MOONEY & RHONDA REBMAN LOPEZ

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Only 148 votes separated 2020 Republican primary winner for the Florida State House, Jim Mooney, and second-place finisher Rhonda Rebman Lopez. A resident of North Key Largo,...

PHASE 3 FALLOUT: OFFICIALS DISCUSS EXECUTIVE ORDER, MASKS

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Calling it “an act of executive grace,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest order removed fines and penalties levied against those who violated mask ordinances or social distancing...

KEYS SCHOOL BOARD QUESTIONS AFFORDABILITY OF EMPLOYEE HOUSING

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School officials are still planning to build 20 units of employee housing next to Sugarloaf School, but pumped the brakes during an April 27 update, demanding more...

Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ directive

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At a press conference on March 30 outside the Hard Rock casino hotel, Gov. Ron DeSantis emphasized the statewide and, specifically, South Florida message of, “Safer at...

DOG RACING REACHES FINISH LINE — AND OTHER NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA

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The new year will bring a handful of new laws to the Sunshine State, where legislators passed 200 or so new bills during their session that ended...

STATE-MANDATED PARENTAL CONTROL OVER SEX EDUCATION BEGINS IN KEYS SCHOOLS

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Legislation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law back in June giving parents more control over the sexual education of their children is now being carried...

Incumbent State Attorney faces 2 challengers

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The race for State Attorney, or top prosecutor, of the 16th Judicial Circuit includes two challengers — Democrat Donald Barrett and Republican Mark Kohl — facing incumbent...

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPENS UP TO 18-PLUS on APRIL 5

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COVID-19 vaccinations will be open to all adults ages 18 and older beginning April 5.  Gov. Ron DeSantis released a nearly three-minute video on March 25 announcing vaccine...