BREAKING NEWS: WHAT KILLED 51′ SPERM WHALE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

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A 51-foot sperm whale was the last thing one expected to see on the morning of May 11, laid out in the gravel parking lot of Robbie’s...

6 MIGRANT GROUPS INTERCEPTED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

A small wooden boat containing a large sail washed ashore in Islamorada on May 2. Onboard the homemade vessel was a group of Cuban migrants who sailed...

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...

KEYS OBTAIN $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER, FLOODING & HOUSING

U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez recently announced the securing of $13.9 million in federal funds for three projects in Monroe County. Of the projects, water improvement in Key West...

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...

$112 BILLION STATE BUDGET LEAVES OUT AHEC FUNDING

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Legislative session in Tallahassee concluded on March 14 with passage of a $112.1-billion budget — $10.4 billion more than last year’s spending plan. With a 105-3 vote, the...

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

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...

CAN WE SAY ‘GAY’ IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS?

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To be clear, Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill doesn’t ban the word “gay” in public schools.  It bans “classroom disscussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in...

‘GREAT RESIGNATION’ HITS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHICH WRESTLES TO FIND TEACHERS

For the first time in a Monroe County school board meeting, district staff brought up the ‘Great Resignation,’ the nationwide trend of workers in many industries quitting...

ROUGHLY 120 HAITIAN MIGRANTS LAND ON SUMMERLAND KEY HOME’S BEACH

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A little more than 120 Haitian migrants hopped off a vessel and made their way onto land via a Summerland Key residence’s beach on the morning of...