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This coming Monday, Sept. 16, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and Keys Weekly Newspapers will present the first of two campaign events for the upcoming Marathon...

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell champions humane standards in detention centers

The hottest topic on the Hill, and in Homestead, in recent weeks has been the conditions at immigrant detention centers. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has been one of...

Legislative Session has Ended … is Gov DeSantis a Friend of the Keys?

by Chris Massicotte I will say up front that I am no fan of Ron DeSantis and the Republican controlled legislature. This legislative session saw Florida arming...

Nuñez visits Keys, recounts legislative victories

There’s no slowing down for Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, even with legislative session over in Tallahassee. Nuñez, who currently oversees health-care issues in the state as charged by...

Tropical Almond Latest Branch in Tree Commission Controversy

By Reda Wigle A century-old tropical almond tree, rooted on Louisa Street in Old Town, has been approved for removal via a 4-2 vote by the City of...

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...

Mucarsel-Powell takes role in disaster recovery

Three days out from the start of the 2019 hurricane season, and the Florida Keys are still asking: where’s the 2017 money? In a May 22 hearing of...

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...

The Great City Manager Debate: Part II

The Weekly has reported on the ongoing conversation about who will replace current City Manager Jim Scholl, whose contract was recently extended to Oct. 1. Assistant City...

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...