Florida Keys News

Fighting water with water

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SOUTH FLORIDA -- The $13.5 billion Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was conceived in 2000 as a habitat restoration and flood control project. But 14 years later, the authors of a congressionally mandated report say that climate change and sea-level rise, by threatening Florida's freshwater supply, are at least partially repurposing the entire enterprise.

Marriage case an evolution for Keys attorney

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Just 10 years ago, Bernadette Restivo was a stalwart in northwestern Ohio Republican circles.

Johnson seeks different seat

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- Bob Johnson will run for the Village Council in November against hotelier Paul Bates and real estate agent Janet Wood rather than taking on incumbent Dave Purdo and ex-state attorney...

County follows village in tow ordinance change

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

UPPER KEYS -- The Monroe County Commission last week agreed to move forward on a plan to address predatory tow practices. The move came two months after Islamorada cracked down on tow companies....

County settles suit against SUFA

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MARATHON -- The Monroe County Commission voted last week to end a four-year-old lawsuit with the group that once handled animal control services for the Middle Keys, with the county offering the...