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Countywide taxes likely going up in 2014-15
On the way to setting a maximum property-tax rate for the new fiscal year, Monroe County commissioners saved their harshest criticism for state and federal lawmakers.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Papers filed to move gay marriage case to Florida Supreme Court
Lawyers for two Monroe County men who won the right to marry filed papers Monday for the state's appeal to move directly to Florida's Supreme Court.
Miami-Dade's same-sex marriage ban overturned
Miami-Dade's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down late Friday afternoon on June 25 by Judge Sarah Zabel, but the ruling does not allow couples to marry immediately.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Want a federal contract? Think long and hard about it first
Recently The Florida Current reported that the projected substantial budget surplus in Florida has enabled spending increases in several areas, including transportation.
Sunshine State News
Weekly Roundup: Different Speeds for Justice, Politics
The justice system tends to move very slowly, and this week it seemed to be struggling to keep up with politics.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Another Florida judge rules against gay marriage ban
For the second time in eight days, a South Florida circuit judge has declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.
Florida grand jury examining Birch Run man's death after his arrest in Key West
A Florida grand jury is examining evidence in the death of a Michigan man who died in Key West after he was arrested by police.
WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Georgia man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns Creek, Georgia, was with nine others while snorkeling off a 25-foot private boat on Thursday afternoon.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Floridas Third District Court of Appeal says Key West bartenders cant marry yet
In this Thursday July 17, 2014 photo, Aaron Huntsman, left, and William Jones, right, greet the crowd gathered at Aqua Night Club in Key West, Fla.
Doug Varrieur wasn't happy with the way he was portrayed in 'The Colbert Report.'
A seasonal Big Pine Key resident whose backyard gun range made national headlines in the winter says he's done all he can to point out how lax Florida gun laws are.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
DEP Recognizes Two Key West Businesses for Outstanding Recycling Efforts
DEP RECOGNIZES TWO KEY WEST BUSINESSES FOR OUTSTANDING RECYCLING EFFORTS DEP welcomes the first restaurant and bar to qualify for the Recycling Recognition Program Richard Hatch and Suanne Kitchar, owners of Blue Heaven; Jon Iglehart, director of DEP's South District; Edward O. Russell, Jr., DEP environmental consultant; Green Parrot owner John ... (more)
Creative Loafing Tampa
Marco Rubio condemns 'growing intolerance' toward opponents of same-sex marriage
Aiming straight for the Christian conservative vote, Marco Rubio polished up his anti-gay-marriage bona fides this afternoon in an address at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. The Florida senator has made a series of high-profile speeches this year that indicate he is seriously running for president.
Middle Keys elections office moves, reopens Thursday
The Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office has a new Middle Keys home at the 100th Street Center in Marathon.
The gun range on Big Pine Key would be the third private range in the Keys.
Many people would think that deciding against continuing a high-paying 20-year government career in favor of ultimately opening a gun shop and range in the Florida Keys is a drastic leap.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Overby crushes Jolly on same sex marriage in Florida
A judge ruled to allow same-sex marriages in Monroe County, Florida. That area includes the Florida Keys.
Fight For Marriage Equality Holding Strong As Activists Rally In Key West
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones planned on marrying Tuesday in Key West after a judge ruled in their favor-overturning Florida's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage-but that won't happen just yet as the motion was denied Monday.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Florida Keys county clerk ramping up for same-sex marriage license requests
In the hours after a Keys judge threw out Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, gay couples from all over the state inundated the Monroe County Clerk's Office with calls about when they could tie the knot.
Judge Asked To Lift Stay On Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Aaron Huntsman, left, and William Lee Jones, right, embrace during a celebration Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Key West, Fla.
Judge Asked To Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage Stay
A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Keys Marriage Forms Changed For Same-sex Couples
Marriage-license forms in the Florida Keys have been changed to accommodate same-sex couples, even though a judge's ruling that gays can marry in Monroe County has been stayed pending a state appeal.