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...

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...

First they came for straws, then plastic bags: state legislation going after local laws

It’s funny, almost. Florida legislators and Key West city officials are using the exact same argument on opposite sides of the issue to prove their point. Key...

State policy seems to be moving away from ‘home rule’

By Sara Matthis and Jim McCarthy Home rule is the ability of local governments — think the City of Key West or Monroe County — to tailor laws...

New lease on life for Pigeon Key Foundation

The item was hardly finished being read into the record before the Monroe County Board of Commissioners agreed to extend the lease to the Pigeon Key Foundation...