To confront inflation, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will ask lawmakers next year to temporarily “zero out” state gas taxes.
Following the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South, a mid-rise condominium building in Surfside, Florida, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) asked staff to explore options on how to monitor the safe occupation of existing structures in Monroe County.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement after NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program announced nearly $21.4 million in fiscal year 2021 federal funding for coral reef restoration, including more than $8.5 million for Florida.
Two months ago, Florida led the nation in COVID-19 positivity rates and per capita hospitalizations and deaths. Now, the state has the nation’s lowest positivity and death rates.
Growth and development in the Florida Keys have been the subjects of many conversations. One of the impacts is a continuing issue with affordability for those who work in the Keys.
The doors to the new College of Florida Keys (CFK) Upper Keys Campus in Key Largo opened in August 2021, yet the members of the Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy #78 were well into their 770-hour training rogram at that stage. Having moved between different locations as the facility was be…
On Saturday, October 22, 2021, the Alphas of South Miami-Dade County joined the fraternity’s national effort by mounting a voter registration event at the Cutler Manor Apartments, 10875 S.W. 216 Street, in the Goulds neighborhood. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Iota Pi Lambda Chapte…
he Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved renaming Sunset Point Park in Key Largo in memory of County Commissioner Mike Forster, who passed away in September 2021.
Florida’s economy runs on clean water, and the health of our water – which is sourced from the Everglades – directly benefits everyone in South Florida, including every Homestead resident.
Homestead residents might think of the Everglades only as their neighboring Everglades National Park. Many may not realize that the Everglades ecosystem is three times larger than the park’s boundaries, and that it supplies their drinking water.
South Florida residents seeking science-based information about genetically modified mosquitoes can access a new, online resource from University of Florida scientists at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.
This Labor Day weekend the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national effort to reduce drunk driving.
The heads of some Florida universities are reminding students and faculty that campus leaders’ “hands are tied” when it comes to taking steps to try to curb the spread of COVID-19 and are trying to work around limitations as the academic year is underway.
Although there is still some work to be done, the College of the Florida Keys (CFK) did celebrate the grand opening of the new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo, Monday, August 5, 2021.
Two Miami men were arrested Sunday night after thousands of dollars in cash, large amounts of marijuana and illegally harvested lobsters were found following a traffic stop.
Whether it’s the student going from kindergarten to first grade or the senior who has many decisions to make about what comes after graduation, Thursday, August 12, 2021 is the day Monroe County schools begin classes for the 2021-2022 year. There are of course questions and concern about COV…
There were 10,207 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida Sunday, more than any time since the pandemic emerged in March 2020.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcome four new professional firefighters to Monroe County Fire Rescue. Three are graduates of Monroe County’s Hot Shot program, Morgan Anderson, Alexis Reyes, and Nicolas Rangel, and the fourth, Ignacio Vargas, was a Tavernier Volunteer Firefighter.
To address complaints surrounding the overuse of the Bay Drive property at the end of North Bay Harbor Drive in the Sunset Point/Bay Harbor subdivisions in Key Largo, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners decided at Wednesday’s regular commission meeting to keep the area closed thr…
Waterborne trade fell $14.1 billion at Florida seaports last year as the COVID-19 pandemic initially slowed consumer and business demand and caused supply chain problems, according to an industry report released Tuesday.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcomed John Allen from the City of Tampa as the new Monroe County Parks and Beaches director at the July 22 special meeting.
Employers are aware that entry level employees bring “new blood” into a company or organization. That also means a learning curve of some number of weeks or months and, if, as can happen, the fit isn’t as expected by either party, quick turnover can be the result.
Key West commissioners on Monday directed their attorney to draft ordinances limiting local cruise ship operations, mirroring city voter-approved measures recently overturned by state lawmakers.
Opposition grows louder as FDOT moves forward with Turnpike Bypass of Florida City. Last public hearing in the project development study will be Tuesday, July 20 at Homestead Miami Speedway.
A 20-year-old Homestead, Florida man arrested Thursday in the Upper Keys for stealing a Honda was back in jail Saturday for stealing a car in Key West.
Warnings and watches stretched Monday morning from the Florida Keys up the state’s West Coast as Tropical Storm Elsa prepared to pummel the state with wind, rain and storm surge.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners took steps on Monday to address complaints surrounding the overuse of Sunset Point Park in Key Largo.
Travel continues to rebound after a year-long pandemic. AAA forecasts travel volumes for Independence Day will be the second-highest on record; nearing the highs set in 2019.
Independence Day celebrations throughout the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain salute the United States’ freedom — and the quirky independent spirit of the Keys — with local parades, picnics and parties topped off by fireworks displays.
A 44-year-old Hialeah, Florida man was arrested last week after he was found to be illegally hauling more than 228 gallons of gasoline in a go-fast boat.