KEY WEST MAYOR’S RACE: MARGARET ROMERO FILES TO RUN AGAINST INCUMBENT TERI JOHNSTON

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The bun will run. Former Key West city commissioner Margaret Romero, known for her trademark hairstyle, filed paperwork on May 4 to officially enter the Key West mayor’s...

GOVERNOR APPOINTS JIM SCHOLL TO COUNTY COMMISSION

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“I’ve always said I don’t run for office; I run from office,” the Florida Keys’ newest county commissioner told the Keys Weekly on May 2.  Jim Scholl, former...

IN PICTURES: COMMISSIONER COLDIRON KICKS OFF REELECTION CAMPAIGN

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Key West attorney and business owner Michael Halpern hosted an informal, April 21 campaign gathering for County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron, who represents District 2, at his home...

KEY WEST OFFICIALS ENACT NO NEW CRUISE LIMITS FOR PIER B

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After nearly four hours of public input and discussion, Key West officials voted to support the wishes of Safer Cleaner Ships and shoot down a proposal from...

IN PICTURES: BASEBALL GREAT BRONSON ARROYO TAKES STAGE IN KEY WEST

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Bronson Arroyo was a superstar baseball player for the Key West Conchs, who went on to the major leagues, where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates between...

LIBRARIES OF TOMORROW: COUNTY OFFICIALS DISCUSS FUTURE PROJECTS

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A state-of-the-art Marathon library is spurring discussion on what the other county libraries could be in the Florida Keys.  As Kimberly Matthews, senior director of strategic planning and...

HOUSING CRISIS, PART 3: WHERE DO THE FLORIDA KEYS GO FROM HERE?

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Housing is the largest single challenge facing Florida Keys residents and has been for decades. With scarce buildable land, strict height restrictions, sky-high property values, second homes...

99-YEAR LEASE AT TRUMAN WATERFRONT APPROVED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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The long-awaited affordable housing at Truman Waterfront moved ahead Tuesday night, when officials leased the land to the group they chose to build it. They met the...

HOMETOWN HOSTS 1ST CALL FOR CANDIDATES

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And so it begins — election season, that is. The nonprofit, voter-advocacy group Hometown! hosted its first Call for Candidates on March 8 in Key West. The event...

CRUISE SHIPS: NEW RULES ARE UNDERWAY IN KEY WEST

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Could this be it? Could a resolution be imminent after nearly two years of Key West’s great cruise ship debate? We’ll know at the city commission’s special meeting...