Key West Considers Sunscreen Ban

In June, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a trailblazing bill that will ban sunscreens containing chemicals, including oxybenzone, that have been proven harmful to coral reefs. Dr....

ICE in the Tropics: The Story Behind the Peter Brown Case

This week, the ACLU—along with the ACLU of Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP—filed a lawsuit against the Monroe County Sheriff’s...

Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron is New Monroe County Commissioner

Hurricane Irma changed the landscape of Monroe County’s District 2 — in physical ways and political themes. Much of the district’s residents in unincorporated Monroe County, hardest...

Holly Raschein Holds Seat, Debbie Mucarsel Powell Bests Curbelo.

State Rep. Holly Raschein will return to Tallahassee as a senior legislator. First elected in 2012, the Republican sought and won her fourth and final term. “I’m absolutely...

Rep. Holly Raschen Weighs In On the Issues and a Fourth Term

In recent weeks, the contest for the state representative seat serving the Florida Keys has become heated. The ballot features the incumbent Republican Holly Raschein against political...

$1.6 Billion Okeechobee Reservoir Takes Huge Step Forward

Everglades restoration activists are lauding the recent 99-1 passage of legislation with provisions for a billion-dollar reservoir near Lake Okeechobee.  It pushes the $1.6 billion project closer to...

Community Experts Discuss the Potential End to All Florida Keys Development

#1 How we got to this point (Sept. 27, 2018) #2 The hurricane evacuation model’s influence on development (Oct. 4, 2018) #3 What the “takings” lawsuit might look like...

GOAL 109: The Two Year Plan to Solve Workforce Housing in the Keys

It has taken a village – or multiple people from several villages – to raise a plan for Monroe County’s workforce housing crisis. County commissioners won’t discuss it...

Options to avert chaos

#1 How we got to this point (Sept. 27, 2018) #2 The hurricane evacuation model’s influence on development (Oct. 4, 2018) #3 What the “takings” lawsuit might look like...

Antibiotics for the reef – BOCC hears coral disease treatment update

It’s a common antibiotic for treating bronchitis and other bacterial infections in humans, and now scientists are experimenting with amoxicillin to see if it can treat stony...