Postal and election supervisors respond to questions about mail-in ballots

Due to the pandemic, voting will look a lot different in 2020. Among the concerns is the efficacy and reliability of voting by mail, which...

Experts worry COVID will infect elections

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Could the coronavirus infect the democratic process?  Election experts from both sides of the aisle are growing increasingly concerned about an assortment...

Free Coronavirus Testing First Week of August Throughout County

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County will be hosting free community-based COVID-19 testing events in Key West and Big Pine Key, Marathon, and...

Dengue outbreak in Keys continues, total now at 22

Dengue cases in the Upper Keys continue to grow with six new cases confirmed to the Florida Health Department in Monroe County, bringing the total...

KEYS SCHOOLS GO VIRTUAL. AGAIN.

By Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Monroe County students will not return to physical classrooms for at least the first four weeks of school, and the start of...

Officials: no sign storm will undergo rapid intensification

It’s going to be a windy weekend. According to the National Hurricane Center, winds from the Tropical Cyclone 9, which could develop into Tropical Storm...

Concealed weapon permits increase in the Keys

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Figures released this month by the state of Florida show that concealed weapon permits are on the rise in the Florida Keys. “The numbers of applications and permits...

School district clarifies reopening options

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Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday evening announced that all Florida families will have a choice between in-person and online instruction when the new school year starts next...

Last-Ditch Efforts

Monroe County commissioners placed more restrictions on Keys vacation rentals to mitigate coronavirus spread, by implementing occupancy limits and requiring information of property managers in event of...

Hospital: We can handle ‘surge’ – LKMC and county talk daily about capacity

At the July 15 BOCC meeting, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Administrator and Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County Bob...