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BLUE WALL OF SILENCE COST CITY ALMOST $300,000!

By now, you have probably read in the daily paper or heard on the radio that the City of Key West has agreed to pay former Key West cop Matt Klosowski $ 287,500 to settle a six-year-old whistle-blower lawsuit. But you probably don’t know the rest of the story. The real significance of this story Read More...

Fraudulent Obstruction of Information Act – FOIA

The U.S. Navy has refused to release a public document that proves they lied. This well-documented chronicle of lies and obstruction is not likely to bring justice, but the beauty of the internet is the lies are very public. Having repeated those lies on October 31, 2013, the Navy has restarted their five-year Statute-of-Limitations clock. Read More...

Buyer Beware! School District Public Records and The Ultimate Escape Clause

I believe that it is reasonably well known that I often make Public Records Requests of the School District.  Usually these requests are for documents of a financial nature. Superintendent Mark Porter finds my requests tedious and objectionable, but he ultimately complies as Florida’s Public Records laws demand that he do so.  You have to Read More...

Environmentalism, My Opponents, Bees, Dogs, and GM Mosquitoes

As an activist for so many years it warms my heart that both of my opponents refer to themselves as environmental. Twenty years ago being a tree-hugger carried the same stigma as being a Communist.  And whether you feel you are one because you recycle, or because you do beach clean-ups, it doesn’t matter.  What Read More...

Good Morning Florida Keys' Jenna Stauffer Spotlights 'Kids Come First'

Jenna Stauffer spotlights ‘Kids Come First’ an amazing organization here in the Florida Keys that provides clothing, school supplies and personal items to children in need. Videographer: Aaron Harrigan

Good Morning Florida Keys’ Jenna Stauffer Spotlights ‘Kids Come First’

Jenna Stauffer spotlights ‘Kids Come First’ an amazing organization here in the Florida Keys that provides clothing, school supplies and personal items to children in need. Videographer: Aaron Harrigan

Sunset Key Rip-off

Last year I wrote a column praising Sunset Key, titled “Sailing to Wisteria.” It described a wonderful wedding anniversary stay-cation Cynthia and I had with treasured friends, ending with our evening sunset on a beach that reminded us of one on Vanuatu, except riotous Key West was only five minutes behind us on the other Read More...

Shine Your Light—Make It Bright…

The first line of defense against incursions upon our rights and liberties, are law-enforcement officers. Members from policing agencies either protect and serve the citizenry, adhering to a legal and professional standard of conduct, or from the onset, denigrate and deny an individual their Constitutional and God given rights. Just because the violence or intrusive Read More...

That Would Explain A Lot…

No matter what your political affiliation is, haven’t you wondered, “What is wrong with those people? Can’t they see how misguided they are?!” God knows, I’ve said that countless times. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some explanation why political paralysis and polarization are so prevalent? Look no further than science!  Finally we have an Read More...

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Where Are the Vampire Linguists?

If this is a question that’s never crossed your mind, don’t feel alone. It did come up, however, in a recently published Speculative Grammarian, “the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field [?] of satirical linguistics.” The current issue, for example, has articles on “Linguimericks, Etc.,” “Profuse Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Read More...

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  NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   THE BURGLAR, THE VIGILANTE, AND THE AXE OF Read More...

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DEATH IN PARADISE:  A YEAR LATER [CHARLES EIMERS MEMORIAL] NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   Read More...

TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART EIGHT: Bales and the Musician Go Fishin'

Back in 1521 , Juan Ponce de Leon discovered the Island of Key West.  The island had been used as a communal graveyard by the Calusa Indians so he named the island Cayo Hueso (Island of Bones). Since that time this tiny island has produced so many interesting and crazy stories. This story is about Key Read More...

TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART EIGHT: Bales and the Musician Go Fishin’

Back in 1521 , Juan Ponce de Leon discovered the Island of Key West.  The island had been used as a communal graveyard by the Calusa Indians so he named the island Cayo Hueso (Island of Bones). Since that time this tiny island has produced so many interesting and crazy stories. This story is about Key Read More...

Congressman Joe Garcia Introduces Student Loan Bill To Help College Affordability

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday [September 18, 2014], Congressman Joe Garcia introduced the Fairness in Student Loan Repayment Act to provide assistance to students repaying their federal student loans. Congressman Garcia, a strong proponent of college affordability, introduced this legislation as a way of helping students repay their debt with minimal struggle.  Students around the country Read More...

Making Smart Medicare Choices for 2015

As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few minutes making sure it will still meet your needs next year. Here are some key questions that people with Medicare should ask. Read More...

New Chief Petty Officers at NAS Key West

Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, NMSI’s Rene McCormick, and Former NASA Astronaut Sandy Magnus among Judges for Sally Ride-Deloitte Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM

Today, Sally Ride Science announced the list of judges that will evaluate submissions and select the winners for the Sally Ride-Deloitte Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM, a program open to all K-12 educators in the U.S. that recognizes innovations in instruction related to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), as well as STEM careers. Read More...

HOMETOWN! PAC Announces Fifth and Final Event for the 2014 Political Season

A QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM FOR: JUDICIAL CANDIDATES, GROUP 4; MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2; MOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD, DISTRICTS 2 AND 5; AND CANDIDATES  FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LOBBY, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FINE ARTS CENTER ON THE LEFT OF THE FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS STOCK ISLAND/KEY WEST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, FROM 5:00 – 7:30 PM Hometown’s Read More...

Questions About Recent Arrest of Florida Keys Children's Shelter Employee

Dear Editor, Why is it that the chief operating officer for  Florida Keys Children’s Shelter (FKCS) had to defer to their lawyer to answer important media questions regarding the recent story of one of their former employees arrested for “interference and custody” of two foster teens in protective shelter of FKCS, while he was employed Read More...

Questions About Recent Arrest of Florida Keys Children’s Shelter Employee

Dear Editor, Why is it that the chief operating officer for  Florida Keys Children’s Shelter (FKCS) had to defer to their lawyer to answer important media questions regarding the recent story of one of their former employees arrested for “interference and custody” of two foster teens in protective shelter of FKCS, while he was employed Read More...

Key West Resident Running for Cancer Care and Research / Running as Member of the Dana-Farber Team in the 14th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon®

Katherine Gilmour from Key West, will be running in the 14th annual [Boston Athletic Association] B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. More than 570 Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $ 750 to support adult and pediatric patient Read More...

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN IN MONROE COUNTY EARNS PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARD

For the second year in a row, the Take Stock in Children program of Monroe County has earned a program excellence award for its outstanding mentor and college success coach services. “This would not have been possible without the dedication of our devoted volunteer mentors and our wonderful college success coaches who go above and Read More...

Womankind Staff Honors Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month By Wearing Teal

Fantasy Fest Parade Openings

The 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest 2014 parade is sure to be the best yet! Thanks to a couple of last minute cancelations, we are accepting applications for two additional floats and four walking groups. Live out your wildest anime dreams and secure your spot now! Visit FantasyFest.com or call the Fantasy Fest office at (305) 296-1817 Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 6 thru Wednesday, November 12

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday Polar Opposites Opening Reception, 6 PM Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St. 294-3973. Luckystreetgallery.com James Barr-Nobles, B. Lucy Stevens. (more…)

FANTASY FEST 2014 KING AND QUEEN CANDIDATE EVENT SCHEDULE

  TROPICAL ESCAPADES AND TRANCES WWW.AIDSHELP.CC Ongoing Events: Aqua Idol every Tuesday beginning August 26 – October 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – come support the candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street.  75% of the monies collected will be split among the candidates and 25% would go to the campaign for which Read More...

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) Holds its Monthly Ice Cream Social and Car Show

ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND CAR SHOW this Saturday, September 20th, 5 to 8pm in the evening when its cool. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes, Fords, Chevys, trucks, sports cars, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it’s cool and on wheels it will be here. Read More...

Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition Holds Quarterly Meeting

The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition (FKHSC) will hold a quarterly board meeting on Wednesday, September 24 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Marathon Shores IberiaBank, 12640 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL. Our mission is to unite people and resources to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, children, and their families in Read More...

LEARN ABOUT THE BUTTERFLIES, SEPTEMBER 26th

Mangia Mangia Hosts Key West Botanical Garden Fundraiser

Key West Botanical Garden is excited for the 2014-2015 school year and needs your help to make it a success and continue to offer our programs to as many students as possible.  Mangia Mangia Restaurant is generously hosting a fundraiser for us in which they will donate 25% of food sales to the KWBG Education Read More...

LOCAL CELEBRITY BASKETBALL 2014! SUNDAY OCTOBER 5th

Don't Get Your Criss Crossed: Save the Date, Oct. 8

Star power comes to the quest for election as Fantasy Fest royalty, even if once removed. Jules for Queen was in fact the person upon whom the Goldie Hawn character in “Criss Cross” was based. Share a look at Key West in the 70s at a screening of the near-iconic film on Wednesday, October 8 Read More...

Don’t Get Your Criss Crossed: Save the Date, Oct. 8

Star power comes to the quest for election as Fantasy Fest royalty, even if once removed. Jules for Queen was in fact the person upon whom the Goldie Hawn character in “Criss Cross” was based. Share a look at Key West in the 70s at a screening of the near-iconic film on Wednesday, October 8 Read More...

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