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Project makes water quality worse

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A nearly $200,000 state and Monroe County government project to restore flows to one Geiger Key canal has now severely crippled water flow in an adjacent canal and residents are stuck with a stinky mess.

Police to start charging Uber drivers

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Starting today, Key West police plan to arrest anyone driving passengers for Uber, Lyft or any other ride-share service without a valid city vehicle-for-hire license.

Mixed reactions to city survey presentation

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The recent city survey, which yielded 376 responses from the 1,200 mailed to residents, shows Key West’s most pressing issue is a lack of affordable housing, while neighborhood safety rated higher than national benchmarks, according to a presentation to city leaders Tuesday night.
Citizen's Voice

“The open container law is very clear. Drinking is not allowed anywhere in public. Enforcement is another question. If you are a drunk tourist, you get a pass. If you are a drunk bubba at a...
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• An officer drew his gun Saturday on a homeless man found sleeping at the Custom House who reportedly failed orders to not put his hands in his pants pocket. The officer knocked what turned out to be cigarettes and a lighter from the man’s hand and took him to jail for trespassing. There were no reported injuries.

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Pilot takes flight to save at-risk animals

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BIG PINE KEY — Each year 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the U.S., according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A local pilot though, through a South Carolina-based non-profit, is carrying out his part with other do-gooders to slowly decrease those numbers.

Commercial mahi fishery closes

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FLORIDA KEYS — Soon fresh-caught local mahi-mahi won’t be served in Florida Keys restaurants, at least for the remainder of the year.  Eateries will soon begin outsourcing the popular dinner fish, after the NOAA Fisheries last week closed the commercial dolphin season early for the first time on record.

Report: Sea rise has big price tag for nation's parks

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA — Projected sea-level rise caused by climate change seriously threatens $40 billion worth of park infrastructure across the U.S., including more than $725 million in assets...
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