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Florida Keys will get $35 million to build workforce housing, Gov. DeSantis announces

8 hours 49 min ago
Gov. Ron DeSantis came to the Florida Keys on Thursday to announce that Rebuild Florida will launch a workforce housing construction program statewide with $140 million. The Keys will receive … Click to Continue »

Florida to launch workforce housing program, Gov. DeSantis announces in the Keys

8 hours 49 min ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that Rebuild Florida will launch a workforce housing construction program statewide with $140 million. The Florida Keys will receive $35 million. Also, state … Click to Continue »

How to survive the heat when it’ll feel like 107 degrees in Florida

9 hours 48 min ago
It’s the sun! Forgive the excitement over something easy to take for granted in the Sunshine State. But for the thousands who’ve been stuck on construction-choked South Florida expressways during … Click to Continue »

McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of June 17, 2019

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:32pm

McClatchy's award-winning editorial cartoonists offer their visual comments on the week's news

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Miami’s LGBTQ community thrives in Wynwood. Why is its first Pride fest controversial?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 7:34pm
Dollar bills littered the dance floor at a Wynwood bar. It was a typical Thursday night. Local drag queens and a drag king gave the people what they wanted: splits, … Click to Continue »

Feds ousted top Keys fisheries officials in 2016. Reasons are blacked out in new report.

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 6:37pm
In 2016, two top federal officials overseeing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary were removed from their posts and reassigned following allegations of supervising a “hostile work environment.” The National … Click to Continue »

Florida Keys demand action on chronic trashing of state-owned beach

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 5:09pm
Florida Keys leaders and residents are fed up with weekend tourists littering a popular, state-owned roadside beach in Islamorada — and they’re demanding action. During a meeting on Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

He used to be the county budget director. Now he sells crack, police say

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:54pm
A former Monroe County budget director was jailed Tuesday after police said he sold crack cocaine in March to an undercover informant in a Key West shopping center parking lot. … Click to Continue »

He was drunk while driving a dinghy. His wife died because of it.

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:43pm
A 64-year-old former Key West man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for causing the death of his wife in a 2012 drunk boating crash. On … Click to Continue »

Can a Key lime pie seller stand outside his shop? Depends on how you slice it

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:11am
Key West is no stranger to drama involving pie. First, it was a debate whether Key lime pie was even invented in the southernmost city after a cookbook author claimed … Click to Continue »

The forecast brings better beach weather after all this rain. But it comes with a warning

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:23am
How wet has it been in South Florida over the last couple weeks? Even the car’s steering wheel felt clammy on the otherwise mostly sunny morning commute Tuesday. The summer … Click to Continue »

A tourist helicopter makes emergency water landing off Key West

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:02am
A helicopter pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in the ocean just off Key West on Monday night. The hard water landing happened immediately after takeoff from the … Click to Continue »