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Food truck law in the works

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 20, 2014

The two Key West food trucks city officials have unsuccessfully tried to regulate will enjoy a "grandfathered in" exemption to any new local laws overseeing the industry here, City Planner Don Craig...

Sanctuary meeting about reefs

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 20, 2014

The sinking of artificial reefs has been one of the most important, and controversial, issues facing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently conducting a review of...

Felon faces life in handgun case

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 20, 2014

An 18-time convicted felon will face life in prison at sentencing after a federal jury found him guilty Wednesday of possessing a handgun. Darin Lynn James, 47, was first charged by state...

County settles former employee lawsuit

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 20, 2014

A federal lawsuit against the county filed by a former Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighter over claims he was fired because he's Hispanic and was called bigoted names has been settled out of court,...

Trauma Star decals coming soon

Key West Citizen - Sunday, October 19, 2014

The decision to use the free Trauma Star medical helicopter instead of the $55,000 LifeNet medical helicopter is a no-brainer for Keys residents -- but they're not always given a choice. County...

Sunset Marina hopes to build 71 units

Key West Citizen - Sunday, October 19, 2014

A year after the city agreed to move its homeless shelter to placate Sunset Marina homeowners tired of living next door to it, officials with the gated community announced they want to build 71 new...

Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers

Key West Citizen - Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK -- People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent. Dance studio owner Andrea Bisconti has experienced the...

Legal access to more potent pot goes to voters

Key West Citizen - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Supporters for medical marijuana grew enough support among Floridians to drive legislators to legalize non-euphoric cannabis when Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law in June. The legislation...

½ cent + 10 years = 3 new schools

Key West Citizen - Sunday, October 19, 2014

With all three Monroe County School Board races having been decided during the August primaries, the focus of board members -- as well as the district leadership -- has understandably shifted to convincing the public to vote to renew the one-half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 4 ballot.This should come as no surprise.