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Florida wrestles over felon voting rights restoration

March 26, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers approved a bill to implement a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights for most felons who've completed their sentences. A Senate committee approved...more

Man electrocuted trying to remove bird from power line

March 26, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH — Officials say a man who kept pigeons was electrocuted when he used a metal pole to remove one of his birds from a power line. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says...more

Senate panel backs giving Florida access to Canadian drugs

March 26, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians could gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada if the federal government agrees under legislation approved Monday by a state Senate committee. The Senate...more

Senate panel OKs bill raising age to 21 for tobacco, vaping

March 26, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Legislation raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 for Floridians to possess tobacco or vaping products has cleared a state Senate committee. The Senate Health Policy Committee...more

Tight shorts and a bottle to the face

March 26, 2019

The Key West Police Department arrested a 44-year-old woman on Sunday after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend by breaking a glass beer bottle on his face.Ivy Dawn McClelland was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.Around 8:36 p.m., KWPD officers responded to the intersection of 3rd Street and Patterson Avenue, after a witness...more

March 26, 2019

“I read a few comments about the Cow Key Channel Bridge using a temporary bridge. After Hurricane Agnes in the ‘70s, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, used a Bailey bridge over a year until a new one could be built. It handled heavy traffic. I don’t understand why DOT doesn’t consider this.”“Without local knowledge of the area, rental boats are tearing up Cow Key Channel. It is the result of not...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Board opposes closing park for events

March 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — For a village meeting on Founders Park noise, it turned out to be pretty quiet.No changes for Founders Park event rules were proposed during a March 12 special session of...more

Council declines seal, hears hospital update

March 20, 2019

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council refused last week to canonize an official seal during a second required public vote and heard a report that the community hospital fundraising campaign is...more

Creative dishes and artistic vision

March 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — The 4th Annual Islamorada Seafood Festival & Art Show will feature creative seafood samplings from more than 25 of the Upper Keys’ top restaurant chefs. The show runs from 11...more

District probes payroll fees

March 20, 2019

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps says finding a payroll provider at a lower cost appears doubtful.A request was made by the Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

March 23, 2019

Cheers: to Mayor Teri Johnston for appointing two new members to the Tree Commission. The mayor has the power to appoint a completely new commission since the old guard does not seem to be...more

Cheers and Jeers

March 16, 2019

Cheers: to State Attorney Dennis Ward and all those involved with bringing charges against the tourist who jumped on the pelican and posted the video. As with poaching, sending a message of...more

Cheers and Jeers

March 9, 2019

Cheers: to the Long Term Recovery Group for their out-of-the box thinking to provide housing for volunteers. Their new housing units based on movable storage containers is a good one in use in...more

Polarizing topic sparks attention

March 2, 2019

The reaction to our column last weekend about the Board of County Commissioners quashing Goal 109, a county-crafted workforce housing initiative that would have allowed as much as a 50 percent...more

Sports

Conchs close out longest stint away from ‘The Rex’ today

March 26, 2019

After a busy week, playing four games during the Florida High School Invitational in Orlando, the Key West High baseball team does not take a break as the longest road trip of the season...more

Hurricanes upended by powerhouse

March 26, 2019

Taking on St. Augustine, perennially one of the best boys lacrosse teams in the state, the Coral Shores boys trailed by only four at halftime and continued to played tough throughout the second...more

Anglers to target dolphin at annual Sheahan Rodeo

March 23, 2019

TAVERNIER — Dolphin fishing season in the Florida Keys is characterized by multigenerational families fishing together, and the annual Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo Friday through Sunday, May 3-5,...more

Openings available for Redbone tarpon event

March 23, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Openings are still available for anglers to fish the 15th annual Redbone @ Large Robert James Sales Celebrity Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, April...more