Governor makes first official visit to the Keys

On Gov. Ron DeSantis’ first official visit to the Keys on April 16, local officials had the opportunity to share their concerns with him in Marathon —...

State legislature working through budget differences

The Florida Senate and House recent passed their respective budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. While overall spending is similar, the chambers are far apart on certain...

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...

Marathon City Council votes not to adopt formal city seal

On March 12, Marathon Councilman Dan Zieg, Steve Cook and Luis Gonzalez voted not to adopt an official City of Marathon seal. The discussion arose out of...

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”...

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...

Yes, Amendment 4 is Valid – Convicted felons are now able to vote

As of Jan. 8, 2019, Florida’s Amendment 4 went into effect, restoring voting rights to potentially 1.2 million to 1.4 million Florida residents with a criminal history....

Teri Johnston is Officially Key West’s Newest Mayor

It’s the end—and beginning—of an era. On Nov. 19 at noon, Key Westers gathered at Josephine Parker City Hall on White Street to see two new city...

Teri Johnston Elected First Openly Gay Female Mayor of Key West

Key West mayoral hopeful Teri Johnston overcame opponent Margaret Romero with 66.11 percent of the vote on Tuesday. 10,038 Key West citizens cast their vote in the...

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...