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COVID cancels powerboat races

The November powerboat races in Key West are canceled. “I received word from race organizers today that this year’s powerboat races are canceled,” Key West City Manager Greg...


The coronavirus pandemic set political campaigning techniques back about 20 years or so.  “It’s back to the old school techniques when you didn’t have all that electronic and...

Experts worry COVID will infect elections

Could the coronavirus infect the democratic process?  Election experts from both sides of the aisle are growing increasingly concerned about an assortment...

Drive-Thru Mass COVID-19 Testing Event August 13 at Founders Park

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, in partnership with Monroe County BOCC and Islamorada, Village of Islands, will be hosting a free mass testing event...

The pros and cons of different COVID-19 tests

Is speed of the essence? Do you need to know if you’ve already had the coronavirus?  Testing for COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving since the virus was first...
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County OFFERS rental, mortgage relief

Monroe County will be distributing funding totaling $838,069 to Monroe County residents who are behind in their mortgage or rent payments due to COVID-19 hardships. This is...

Staying Sane While Staying Safe – Air Travel During a Pandemic

Okay, I’m ready. I think to myself. And, I look insane. I’ve got hiking socks rolled over my leggings and oversized medical...

Upper Keys boy battling rare syndrome linked to COVID-19

Eight-year-old Zane Wampler never expressed symptoms associated with COVID-19. Three tests performed on him came back negative.  A positive antibodies test, though,...

Free Coronavirus Testing First Week of August Throughout County

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County will be hosting free community-based COVID-19 testing events in Key West and Big Pine Key, Marathon, and...

FWC’S Dube offers some safety tips

Years ago, the state of Florida created a short season giving recreational users the opportunity to catch spiny lobsters before traps were deployed for the commercial season....