Multi-agency meeting seeks solutions

Amid elevated concerns surrouding Indian Key Fill, multiple state agencies convened with Sheriff Rick Ramsay and village officials at the Roth Building on June 21 to discuss...

Monroe County Tax Collector makes bid for commission seat

Danise “Dee Dee” Henriquez announced her bid for the District 1 seat on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on June 25, making the race one to...

Tokin’ tickets: Marathon tweaks ordinance for civil fines for possession

Although law enforcement officers in Monroe County and Keys municipalities have the ability to issue civil fines, or tickets, for citizens in possession of 20 grams or...

Gov. DeSantis arrives in Marathon with promises of $56 million in funds

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis arrived in Marathon to make two important announcements: $21 million in debris removal reimbursement for Monroe County, and a new $35 million...

Commercial fishermen can apply for Irma assistance

Twenty-one months after Hurricane Irma, the funds are in place to begin restoring the losses of commercial fishermen in the Keys. The Florida Wildlife Commission has $44.6...

Water a winner during legislative session

The 60-day legislative session in Tallahassee came to a close May 4. With money for Keys projects and increased funds for Everglades restoration, state Sen. Anitere Flores...

Keys representatives visit D.C. for funding

Islamorada and Marathon representatives, as well as Key Largo wastewater officials, flew to the nation’s capital last week to speak to senators, representatives and the Army Corps...

Canal dredging: 2 down, 8 to go

On May 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) extended the deadline for a grant to remove sediment lodged in Keys Canals by...

How local schools are facing the surge of national violence

On May 7, another surge of school violence splashed across national headlines: one dead, eight wounded in a Colorado charter school shooting. Not just any school …...

Bills linger as end of session approaches

Legislative session in Tallahassee comes to a close May 3, and bills in the House and Senate are learning their fate. Here are a few notable bills...