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2 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Septic Tanks to Sewer System: Monroe County 'Doing the Right Thing'

Key West, and now all of Monroe County, is teaching the rest of Florida what it's got to do to protect coastal water: Build sewage treatment plants, make every building in every town connect.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Florida, Okeechobee, FL, Pahokee, FL

4 hrs ago | KeysNews.com

Mooring field proposal blocked

The Monroe County Commission withdrew Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo as a possible site for a county-managed mooring field after staunch opposition from residents who live nearby.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, Stock Island, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sunshine State News

'Governor, the President Is Waiting for Your Call a '

It was May 1980. The annual session of the Florida Legislature was wrapping up and on this day, most of the members were back in their legislative districts getting ready for their re-election campaigns.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Fidel Castro

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

The big billiion dollar stink over sewers in the Keys

From the era of Ernest Hemingway to the days of Jimmy Buffett, the island city of Key West got rid of its raw sewage the old-fashioned way, by dumping it into the sea.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Tourist dies while snorkeling in Florida Keys

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Big Coppitt Key man faces another felony connected to auto break-ins

The charges keeping piling up for a Big Coppitt Key man who was arrested last month for allegedly breaking into cars and stealing credit cards.

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Related Topix: Big Coppitt Key, FL, Key West, FL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Take the opportunity and vote early

Voters throughout Monroe County have been inundated with never-ending political campaigning and signs in recent months, and now it's just going to intensify.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL, Marathon, FL, Key Largo, FL

South Florida Blade

Hollywood Inside and Out August 13th, 2014

"I know a lot of secrets about Andy. I guess the one that would most surprise people is he's a top.

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Related Topix: Anderson, Entertainment, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Miami Dade County, FL, Two and a Half Men, Comedy

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KeysNews.com

Roadside rescue

A 62-year-old man was hospitalized Tuesday, Aug. 5, after crashing a Nissan Frontier truck into a chain-link fence just off U.S. 1 northbound at mile marker 113, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, North Key Largo, FL, Tavernier, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Some new and familiar faces are running for the City Council.

The candidate qualifying period, when hopefuls must file paperwork with the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office proving they can legally run, ended at noon Tuesday.

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Bradenton.com

Cops: Miami man terrorizes girlfriend after cheating dream

A North Miami man was jailed on a laundry list of charges Friday after reportedly terrorizing a woman all day on Summerland Key, including beating her, slashing her and assaulting a dog.

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Related Topix: Summerland Key, FL

Sun Aug 10, 2014

CBS Local

MCSO: Cheating Girlfriend Dream Sends Man Out-Of-Control

A north Miami-Dade man is accused of terrorizing his girlfriend after having a dream that she cheated on him.

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Related Topix: Summerland Key, FL

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

This race pits a political newcomer against a former Mosquito Control Board member.

Monroe County's nearly 18,600 Republican voters go to the polls Aug. 26 to decide who will be their nominee for the District 5 seat on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, Tavernier, FL, Big Coppitt Key, FL, Stock Island, FL, Key West, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Early voting starts Aug. 11 for Florida Keys primary election

It's only the second week of August, but come Aug. 11, the polls open for early voting in the Aug. 26 primary election.

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Related Topix: US News

Front www.keysnet.com

Our choice for County Commission District 2 in the Aug. 26 primary: Neugent

With incumbent George Neugent and challenger Danny Coll, the nearly 18,600 Republican voters in Monroe County have two capable candidates from which to choose a County Commission nominee for District 2 in the Aug. 26 GOP primary.

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Related Topix: Marathon, FL, Big Pine Key, FL, Cudjoe Key, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Two career educators face off in School Board District 5 race

Keyswide voters go to the polls Aug. 26 to select three Monroe County School Board members, and in at least one race, the differences among candidates are stark.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Tavernier, FL, Key Largo, FL, Islamorada, FL

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

update: Florida wants US Supreme Court to decide gay marriage

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, Aaron Huntsman, left, and his partner, William Jones, right, head for the stage at Aqua Night Club Thursday, in Key West, Fla.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Key West, FL

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

In Republican primary for County Commission, Coll and Neugent differ widely on sewers

A Lower Keys businessman tries for the second time to unseat a Monroe County Commission incumbent in the Aug. 26 District 2 primary.

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Related Topix: Cudjoe Key, FL, Marathon, FL, US News, Big Pine Key, FL, Natural Disasters, Flood

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Miami Herald

Rescuers search in Keys waters for 24-year-old man whose sailboat was seen sinking with no one aboard

Boat captain Noah Cullen set sail by himself Monday morning from his mother's house in Key Largo, but something went terribly wrong during his return to shore.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Key Largo, FL, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Crescent-News.com

Two women charged after Indiana rail bridge close call

Prosecutors filed criminal charges Monday against two women who they say were caught on video surviving a close call with a freight train while walking across a trestle 80 feet high in southern Indiana.

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL

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