Experts predict 8 to 19 named hurricanes this season

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Hurricane forecasters work year-round, attempting to predict what Mother Nature will do. They take into account wind patterns, water temperatures and other data. Colorado State University hurricane...

Majority of council supports continuation of pedestrian bridge project

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A pedestrian bridge funded by the Florida Department of Transportation near Founders Park in Islamorada will move ahead after a majority of village council said ‘no’ to...

Gyms can reopen, restaurants to 50% capacity beginning Monday

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Gov. Ron DeSantis characterized Florida’s next opening step as a “full phase one” during a Friday press conference in Jacksonville. Effective Monday, May 18, restaurants and retail...

Raschein endorses Islamorada councilman Mooney for state representative

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Florida State Rep. Holly Raschein knows what it takes to represent the unique 120th district, which comprises the Florida Keys and a portion of southern Miami-Dade. Having...

Nuñez: Monroe must find ‘that happy medium’ in reopening Keys

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Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series in an interview with Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez. On May 4, a slow and methodical reopening of Florida commenced...

State House candidate Lopez qualifies by petition

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Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives District 120, Rhonda Rebman Lopez, has officially received enough signatures from District 120 voters to place her name on...

The data and the curve

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From the local level to the state, task force groups are forming to examine reopening plans and the easing of restrictions, which have been in place for...

WHAT DOES GOVERNOR’S ORDER MEAN FOR THE KEYS?

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CITY OF MARATHON: “Last night, the Governor released order 2020-112, lessening some restrictions in counties other than Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties starting Monday May 4th....

Emergency help on the way from the Keys to Tallahassee

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In times of disaster, it’s usually the state capitol sending help to Monroe County. In this case, it’s the opposite. On April 6, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi...

DeSantis eyes fixes to unemployment jam

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In 2019, the state of Florida handled and processed 307,000 unemployment claims. Just the last two weeks alone, just over 348,500 claims filed in. As for calls, the...