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City eyes bed tax funds for shelter

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

Attorneys for Monroe County and the city of Key West are researching the issue of whether Land Authority funds can be used for the development of a homeless shelter on Stock Island. Land Authority...

Sewer funds not in budget

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

Budget conferences between the state Senate and House of Representatives start next week, and $50 million in sewer funding for the Florida Keys is on the line. Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Dwight...

Fighter squadrons roaring into town

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

A slow month of March around Naval Air Station Key West will give way to a handful of squadrons roaring in and out of Boca Chica Field beginning this weekend. The slow thaw up north as spring nears typically means a downturn in squadron action out at Boca Chica Field, but this month through June will prove different.
Crime Report

BIG PINE KEY -- A man called the CVS Pharmacy and threatened to blow up the store Wednesday night if clerks there didn't fill out a prepaid money card, according to a report to the Monroe County...
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"To the comment about 'compassion' for the homeless: Anyone who provides food, money, drinks or in anyway helps them support an addictive lifestyle is enabling and encouraging the worst behavior. I,...
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Habitat homeunwelcomedby neighbors

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PLANTATION KEY -- The Village Council said no to Habitat for Humanity last week, but in the process staved off a certain backlash from residents of the Plantation Lake Estates neighborhood. At issue was a request to build an affordable home on a lot on the edge of the gated community that sits directly across the Overseas Highway from Founders Park.

Bird hospital planning to fly south

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TAVERNIER -- Monroe County Commissioners are expected Wednesday to dole out $265,000 in county tourism dollars to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to help with the relocation of its hospital. County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, who said she sees no reason the money shouldn't be approved, hasn't heard any opposition.

Crane Point zipline proposal pulled

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MARATHON -- Crane Point Museum and Nature Center has withdrawn its plans for a zipline canopy tour, which proved too difficult to implement in an expedient manner. According to Loretta Geotis,...
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