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Plastic Straws – Council talks ordinance following action in Key West

Curious to know the impact plastic pollution plays in the environment? Just watch WLRN’s “Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale,” or the 2016 documentary “A Plastic Ocean,” which...
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Servers could be hurt by minimum wage proposal

There’s a little-known and less-understood proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.46 to $15 by 2026. The initiative, known as the $15 Minimum Wage...
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Foster parents talk about their experience

When one thinks of ways to help others, serving in the Navy and working as a nurse certainly fit the bill. For some, their passions lead them...

Snake Creek Bridge will close for four hours at a time beginning Sept. 8

Nighttime traffic over Snake Creek Bridge will be affected — and literally stopped — beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, as the Florida Department of Transportation continues its ongoing...

What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate

The much-anticipated day has finally arrived: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its draft floodplain maps, which will affect how insurance rates are calculated in...

Endangered Local Species May Lose Federal Protection

By Erin Stover Sickmen As federal protections for animals see further cuts from the Trump administration, a beloved local species may be the first to feel the aftershocks....

Newly named College of Florida Keys celebrates new day

A new chapter for the College of the Florida Keys started on Aug. 19.  Go back 54 years when the Florida Keys Junior College opened its campus on...

Heads in Beds – DAC1 approves TDC funding

The Tourist Development Council’s district advisory council for District 1 (DAC1) has made its decision on funding approval for events in Key West. Ultimately, the council approved...

Two employees in the office to run for tax collector

In late June, Monroe County Tax Collector Danise “Dee Dee” Henriquez threw her name into the race for the District 1 seat on the Board of County...

Transportation facility moves ahead

The Monroe County School Board met on July 23 to discuss a proposed bus facility on 5th Street and 3rd Ave on Stock Island. The project is...