a group of sea stars on a coral reef

ON BLEACH WATCH: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MONITOR CORALS AMID ANOTHER HOT SEASON

Sea surface temperatures are on the rise again in the Florida Keys. Summertime is when local coral reefs may begin to show signs of heat-driven bleaching, a...
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SCHOOL DISTRICT & TEACHERS UNION REACH TENTATIVE DEAL FOR 2024 THROUGH 2026

The United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) and the Monroe County School District (MCSD) began contract negotiations for the upcoming school year in February to address compensation, benefits...
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GUEST COMMENTARY: IS THE CITY BOND ISSUE A BAD IDEA?

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by George Edson in response to the city of Key West’s consideration of a November ballot question that will ask local...
a person on a balance beam doing a trick

GOOD THINGS, SMALL PACKAGES: YOUNG CONCH GYMNAST MIA PUIG RANKS NATIONALLY, DREAMS INTERNATIONALLY

My phone kept suggesting I rotate the photos for this story, clearly “thinking” the images were upside down. But the images were correct.  The subject was upside down....
a group of people walking down a street holding a rainbow flag

KEY WEST PRIDE CELEBRATES DIVERSITY & DISCO JUNE 5-9

Visitors can join Key West residents to celebrate the island’s unique LGBTQ community – and boogie like it’s the 1970s disco era – during Key West Pride...
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COUNTY PLANS NEW MOORING FIELD OFF STOCK ISLAND

Monroe County is moving ahead with plans to install a new managed mooring field for 40 liveaboard vessels in Boca Chica Basin, just off Maloney Avenue on...
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SHOULD STOCK ISLAND & KEY HAVEN BE PART OF KEY WEST?

Should the areas of Key Haven and Stock Island be made part of the city of Key West?  The question has been often asked for the past 20-some...
palm trees line the sidewalk of a city street

CITY OFFICIALS TO FDOT: LEAVE THE TREES; SKIP THE RAILINGS ON N. ROOSEVELT PROMENADE

“Remove the guardrails and leave the trees.” Commissioner Billy Wardlow summed up the Key West city commission’s sentiments during the March 14 meeting.  State transportation officials want to install...
a sailboat in the ocean with a ship in the background

FLORIDA KEYS BRACE FOR POTENTIAL MASS MIGRATION FOLLOWING DISARRAY IN HAITI

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a wave of state officers and guardsmen to the Florida Keys in preparation for possibly more maritime voyages among migrants from two Caribbean...
a car parked in front of a mobile home

TORNADO MOVES ACROSS CUDJOE KEY ON SUNDAY, LEAVING DAMAGED HOMES

A tornado damaged a home on Cudjoe Key on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. CONTRIBUTED

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