What’s up in Tallahassee? Our report on Florida Keys Days

Florida Keys Days is an annual event. Every year, dozens of island residents from all walks of life descend on Tallahassee to lobby issues specific to Monroe...

Notes from the Hill: Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell gives the Weekly a report on the...

In news from the hill: on March 14, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell shared some significant achievements in her first three months representing our district. She is moving...

Council learns about ’50-50’ legislative bill

Although Monroe County Attorney Bob Shillinger was stressing partnership, Marathon City Council members were feeling the distinct lack of it during the recent discussion on a “50-50”...

Bill would improve treatment for female inmates –  Monroe County already ahead of proposal

The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act is receiving attention statewide, calling for reforms on how women are treated in Florida prisons. The state Senate Criminal Justice Committee...

BACK IN SESSION – Raschein reviews legislative priorities

State Rep. Holly Raschein had quite a busy day on March 5. The first day of session in Tallahassee, she got an early start to her morning...

Wesley House expands its reach in Marathon

Hurricane Irma wiped out the place where Melissa Tur and her twin newborn girls lived in 2017. For three months, they bunked with a local church. Then,...

Keys opens Volunteer Village

The Monroe County Long Term Recovery Group opened its mobile Volunteer Village on March 5 on Big Pine Key. The village, set up on county-owned land, is...

Flood Map Fear: What FEMA maps mean for your flood insurance

Between the looming end of new development in 2023 by state-mandated policy, and new flood map data from FEMA, the Keys are likely to face a crisis...

Senator Flores Walks the Walk With Proposed Affordable Housing Bill

A bill recently introduced by Florida state Sen. Anitere Flores proposes a new tool to confront the affordable and workforce housing issue in the state, especially in...

County Commission: Everything You Need to Know from Wednesday’s BOCC Meeting

The Monroe Board of County Commissioners convened on Feb. 20 to focus on projects facing the county, most pressingly, FDOT projects Cow Key Channel Bridge and the...