3 hrs ago
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.
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7 hrs ago
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.
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Stand Up for Animals gets $45,000, case now largely over [Florida...
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 19--A lengthy lawsuit between Monroe County and a past animal-services provider for the Middle Keys has come to a close but the county isn't dropping its legal battle with a Key West accountant.
With new development, county yet again looks at housing for workers
The economic rebound and corresponding demand for employees in the Florida Keys hospitality industry has revived workforce-housing concerns, Monroe County commissioners said Wednesday.
Sunshine State News
Weekly Roundup: It's All About the Appeal
House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz shocked Capitol insiders when they announced they would not appeal Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis' ruling last week striking down the Legislature's congressional map.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Keys clerk's office: We're ready for same-sex marriages
In the hours after a Keys judge threw out Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, gay couples from all around the state inundated the Monroe County Clerk's office with calls about when they could tie the knot - and some even began making plans to fly down for a wedding.
Creative Loafing Tampa
Mitch Perry Report 7.18.14 - Same-sex marriage gets closer to becoming a reality in Florida
Last night same-sex marriage supporters gathered at the Unity of Tampa Church in South Tampa, one of 14 gathering spots set up in advance by Equality Florida to convene following the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Monroe County - though Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately announced that the state would be appealing the decision, meaning ... (more)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
News 4 Jax
Marriage equality rallies
VIDEO: Members and supporters of Equality Florida celebrated after a Monroe County judge ruled Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.
Florida Legislature asks judge to delay new map
Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders and other gay couples seeking to wed be allowed to marry.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Ruling allows same-sex marriages for FL Keys
A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.
St. Petersburg Times
Florida judge rules that gay couples can marry, but not before Tuesday
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones at home with their dogs Riddick and Kira. [Kenne Tucker, via Facebook and the Miami Herald] Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders be allowed to wed but not before Tuesday.
Miami New Times
Florida Couples Anxiously Await Ruling on Gay Marriage Challenge, Plan Gatherings
Across Florida, same sex couples are anxiously awaiting rulings on three lawsuits challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Miami Herald
Zany underwater music festival in Florida Keys still a hit
Studio owner Julie Jacko teaches a class recently as instructor Michelle Abreu assists during a class at Barre Motion in South Beach.
Stock Island man who admitted beating man to death over beer money gets 30 months in prison
Stock Island resident Charles Miller, 43, has begun a 30-month prison term after pleading guilty to felony manslaughter for beating to death a fellow Keys man last year following an argument over beer money.