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Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma - A group of people standing next to a fence - Roof

Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma

If you live in Monroe County, you know property is expensive, reliable construction crews are rare, and that a lot of homes are still in desperate need...
Erick D’Leon starts as new Assistant Director of Airports for Key West, Marathon - A man standing in front of a body of water - Tourism

Erick D’Leon starts as new Assistant Director of Airports for Key West, Marathon

Monroe County has hired Erick D’Leon as the new Assistant Director of Airports. Monroe County oversees Key West International Airport and Florida Keys Marathon Airport. “We welcome Erick...
Last Irma Canal Cleanup

Public Invited to Celebrate Clearing of Last Irma Canal in NRCS Marine Debris Removal...

All are invited to attend a mini-celebration at the clearing of the last Hurricane Irma marine debris removal project canal funded through a United States Department of...
Courthouse Groundbreaking

County Breaks Ground at New Plantation Key Courthouse and Detention Center

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Commissioners David Rice and Michelle Coldiron, Monroe County Project Management, members of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and...
FORMER SHERIFF RICK ROTH LEAVES LASTING LEGACY - A man standing in front of a fence - Garden

FORMER SHERIFF RICK ROTH LEAVES LASTING LEGACY

He was kind. He was fair. Over and over, the people who knew former Monroe County Sheriff Rick Roth repeated those two facts about the top man...
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Cities, agencies line up for ‘the ask’ of Florida legislation

On Sept. 23, Florida Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Anitere Flores attended a town-hall-style meeting in Marathon. They were joined by school, city and county leaders as...
Fishermen’s Community Hospital

Dignitaries gather for Fishermen’s Hospital groundbreaking

On Sept. 20, hundreds came out to see 10 golden shovels throw the first spadefuls of dirt for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, set to cost $43.3...
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Servers could be hurt by minimum wage proposal

There’s a little-known and less-understood proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.46 to $15 by 2026. The initiative, known as the $15 Minimum Wage...
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Oxitec reveals new technology up for EPA consideration

In 2018, Oxitec’s proposal to test the release of biologically modified mosquitoes to combat biting invasive populations was bandied back and forth between the Environmental Protection Agency...
What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate - A group of people walking down a street next to water - Sloppy Joe's Bar

What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate

The much-anticipated day has finally arrived: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its draft floodplain maps, which will affect how insurance rates are calculated in...
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