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Evacuation Planning For Harvey

Last Stand is calling on the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners to direct county-wide emergency management planners to revise hurricane evacuation procedures to better assure the safety of residents and visitors to the Florida Keys. Hurricane Harvey is the...

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Shrimp Farm Workforce Housing Proposal

This August, the Board of County Commissioners will meet in Key West to consider a request to change the land use category of the property known as the "Shrimp Farm" on Summerland Key. Neighbors were vocal in opposition at the Planning Commission meeting where the...

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Pedestrian Safety in Key West

On May 2nd, Key West City Commission will be considering a resolution requesting that FDOT install HAWK - High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk signals on N. Roosevelt. The resolution also suggests the same signals be installed at 3 crosswalks on S. Roosevelt when that...

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Density Issues for Affordable Housing

The BOCC has postponed until August 2017 consideration of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would allow conversion of the density in motels and hotels to be used for affordable housing. The following letter to the editor was published in the Key West Citizen that...

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Florida Conservation Coalition

It would be great if a large NGO would supply the study to confirm the harm fracking and well stimulation bring upon the environment.

“A group of Republicans from the House and Senate [support] a bill that would ban fracking in Florida… (Rep.) Rodrigues… will not support the bill without a scientific study to determine how ... See more

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Florida Conservation Coalition

Last Stand is watching this bill closely for the 2018 legislative session. It has been endorsed by several Florida environmental organizations.

“Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) filed legislation to increase state funding for the Florida Forever land acquisition fund. Senate Bill 370 requires the state to spend a minimum of $100 ... See more

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2 weeks ago
A Catastrophe in the Everglades, and How to Fix It

Very informational article about the Glades in Field and Stream.

Hal Herring investigates the water-quality problems in South Florida

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2 weeks ago
Online Voter Registration Starts In Florida

One of our rights! Register your vote to let your voice be heard.

On Sunday, Florida will join 35 other states in offering online voter registration to its residents. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced

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