ROBYN STILL IS THE FIRST TO FILE FOR MARATHON CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

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On March 7, Robyn Still, left and her campaign treasurer Joanne Zimmerman paid a visit to the Supervisor of Elections office to become the first candidate to...

‘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...

HOUSING CRISIS, PART 2: HOW DID THE FLORIDA KEYS GET 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 that sit empty most of the year and a proliferation of vacation rentals, many full-time workers no longer can afford to live or rent in the island chain, much less buy a home.

Last week, Keys Weekly defined the housing problem. This week, we examine what caused it, and how we got here. A complex blend of contributing factors has turned the Florida Keys’ longtime housing concerns into an undeniable crisis.

STATE BILLS THAT PASSED & DIED AS SESSION DRAWS TO A CLOSE

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A 60-day legislative session in Tallahassee is supposed to end on Friday, March 11. But it appears legislators will be staying a little longer to finish up...

PREVIEWING MARCH’S MARATHON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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The Marathon City Council will gather for its next public meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Marathon City Hall. All interested persons are welcome...

HOUSING CRISIS, PART 1: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

What happens to a tourist town when local workers can’t afford to live there?

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 that sit empty most of the year and a proliferation of vacation rentals, many full-time workers no longer can afford to live or rent in the island chain, much less buy a home.

Over the next three weeks, Keys Weekly tackles the housing crisis by identifying the problem, examining its causes and seeking solutions.

RUSSIAN CELLO QUARTET PERFORMS IN THE KEYS

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By Asta Kraskouskas Florida Keys Concert Association (FLKCA) started its second half of the season with the Rastrelli Cello Quartet. The quartet captured music lovers’ attention with their...

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: COLONEL ABRAHAM CONN SHARES AN EXPERT MILITARY PERSPECTIVE OF THE DEVELOPING...

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Colonel Abraham (Abe) Conn joins the Florida Keys Weekly Podcast to discuss his perspective on the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. To name just a handful of...

42 CUBANS REPATRIATED AFTER U.S. COAST GUARD INTERCEPTS 3 VESSELS IN KEY WEST &...

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Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell’s crew repatriated 28 people to Cuba on Feb. 22 following two interdictions of undocumented migrants off the coasts of Sugarloaf Key and...

TENANTS ORDERED OUT AS COCO PLUM APARTMENTS DECLARED UNSAFE

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Tenants in Mariners Place, a 15-unit apartment building located at 20 Coco Plum Dr., are scrambling to find a place to live after receiving notification that they...