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AG targets price gouging

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has created an app to help Floridians quickly and effectively report price gouging in real time during this state of emergency. The app, called NO SCAM, a tool for people to upload pictures, receipts and more information in real time when price gouging is suspected.[…]

39th edition of event canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

A third straight high schooler breaking the tape at the end of the 7-Mile Bridge Run will have to wait for another year as the 39th edition of the race, which was to be held on Saturday, March 28, will now become just the second to be canceled in the[…]

Trump declares Florida a disaster area due to virus

TALLAHASSEE — President Donald Trump declared Florida a disaster area Wednesday because of the new coronavirus outbreak, while another of the state’s largest metropolitan areas moved toward a near-shutdown. The president acted a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis requested the declaration, becoming the sixth state to receive one because of[…]

Florida governor’s coronavirus dilemma: health vs. economy

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and the cratering economy in a state of 21 million people. His dilemma is a clear example of the conundrum facing the president[…]

Virus prompts more limits

As the number of coronavirus cases continued to rise in the Florida Keys, The College of the Florida Keys and the Monroe County court system on Wednesday announced further restrictions in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were eight coronavirus cases that[…]

Report price gouging

The Monroe County State Attorney’s Office is encouraging people to report business that are price gouging during the coronavirus epidemic. People can call any of three Monroe County State Attorney’s Office locations, Key West at 305-292-3400, the Middle Keys at 305-289-2593 or the Upper Keys at 305-852-7170. People should report[…]

Key West grocery stores meeting the new norm

Grocery shopping has become a competitive sport in these new days of the COVID-19 virus. People line up an hour before Publix opens, shouting at others who try to cut the line. The sanitizing wipes next to the grocery carts in the front of the Publix Super Market at Keys[…]

How washing your hands can help you to live longer

How many times a day do you touch your face? According to a study done by Dr. Wladimir Alonso with the National Institutes of Health, it’s nearly four times every hour. Now, I want you to think about what your hands have touched over the last hour. Did you hold[…]

U.S. 1 to close to visitors, another virus case reported

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating implementation of southbound traffic stops at mile marker 112.5 on U.S. Highway 1, and on Card Sound Road, to restrict access to the Florida Keys and to reinforce the island chain’s closure to visitors and non-residents. The measure is being implemented to limit[…]

2nd Key Wester has virus

*PUBLISHING UPDATE: Information concerning restricted southbound traffic on U.S. 1 was not available at the time of publication. For updated information on the implementation of southbound traffic stops please read our news update U.S. 1 to close to visitors, another virus case reported. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe[…]