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Airbnb tax deal rejected for lack of transparency

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 30, 2017

The internet transient rental booking site Airbnb wants the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office to accept a $360,000 settlement to cover taxes for 2016. However, county officials are not...

Drug test policy draws mixed reviews

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Athletic coaches and band leaders in Monroe County schools are reluctant to publicly comment on the proposed reprisal of a drug-testing program for Florida Keys high school students, but School Board...

Business owner claims harassment by city officials

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 30, 2017

The owner of a fledgling Key West business says he has been the subject of harassment and collusion by city officials and members of the Key West Police Department while trying to open a scooter...
Citizen's Voice

“I, for one, will be happy when the amphitheater is finished and open. Maybe all of those ‘urban outdoorsmen’ who now lounge around Mallory Square every morning will move out to the...
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UPPER KEYS — A Miami man accused of poaching fish at the Channel Two Bridge on Thursday was arrested, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Miguel Angel...
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Clock ticking on water storage plan

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — With less than two weeks remaining in the regular legislative session, the state House of Representatives has yet to discuss publicly a billion-dollar water storage plan that calls for a reservoir to be built south of Lake Okeechobee starting next year.

Two hearings next week

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

KEY LARGO — Upper Keys Circuit Judge Luis Garcia’s May 2 schedule includes two murder pretrial hearings, a rarity in the Florida Keys.  One case is a gruesome double homicide over drugs and the other a bizarre domestic incident that led to the discovery of the female victim two days later in the couple’s shared home.

Mother: No single solution for addressing autism

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

KEY LARGO — It’s been a decade since Jill Campbell’s son, Craig, was first diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. And now Campbell doesn’t feel the same way about the disorder as she had early on; she worries a lot less and she said Craig is worlds away from where he was then.
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