Monroe http://wlrn.org en Monroe County Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case http://wlrn.org/post/monroe-county-court-hears-arguments-gay-marriage-case <p>In 2008, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. In recent months, gay couples wishing to marry have challenged that provision in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.</p><p>Today on Plantation Key, a Monroe Circuit judge heard arguments in a case brought by two Key West men. Aaron Huntsman and William Jones have been together for 11 years and had a commitment ceremony 10 years ago. But Huntsman said they want to make it official.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:31:17 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35150 at http://wlrn.org Monroe County Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case Key West Mayor Craig Cates Responds To Your Ideas http://wlrn.org/post/key-west-mayor-craig-cates-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our final <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/if-i-were-mayor">If I Were Mayor</a>&nbsp;interview was with Key West Mayor Craig Cates</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:23:44 +0000 Elaine Chen 28272 at http://wlrn.org Key West Mayor Craig Cates Responds To Your Ideas Deal To Save The Keys' Old Seven-Mile Bridge Is Nearly Sealed http://wlrn.org/post/deal-save-keys-old-seven-mile-bridge-nearly-sealed <p></p><p>A long-awaited deal to fund repairs and upkeep for a historic bridge in the Middle Keys may be close to sealed.</p><p>The future of the Old Seven Mile Bridge looked bleak as salt water and storms eroded it toward a critical point where the state would be forced to shut down the last 2.2 miles of the bridge that remains open to pedestrians and cyclists.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:36:58 +0000 Arianna Prothero 24971 at http://wlrn.org Deal To Save The Keys' Old Seven-Mile Bridge Is Nearly Sealed Play it Again, Steve - Humphrey Bogart's Son Launches 1st Annual Bogart Film Festival http://wlrn.org/post/play-it-again-steve-humphrey-bogarts-son-launches-1st-annual-bogart-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Naples resident Stephen Bogart is the son of film legends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren </span>Bacall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and will be hosting the </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival in, quite appropriately, Key Largo May 2 - 5.&nbsp; Caroline </span>Breder-Watts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with Stephen to discuss the festival and his iconic parents.&nbsp; To learn more, visit bogartfilmfestival.com.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 12624 at http://wlrn.org Play it Again, Steve - Humphrey Bogart's Son Launches 1st Annual Bogart Film Festival Supreme Court To Reconsider Minority Protection In Voting Rights Act http://wlrn.org/post/supreme-court-reconsider-minority-protection-voting-rights-act <p></p><p>The Supreme Court says its going to review whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Section 5 requires that certain states and counties receive federal pre-clearance of laws that could potentially impact minority voting rights.</p><p><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/267125-supreme-court-to-consider-rolling-back-part-of-voting-rights-act" target="_blank">The Hill reports</a>,&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4436 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court To Reconsider Minority Protection In Voting Rights Act Take A Tour Of Pigeon Key http://wlrn.org/post/take-tour-pigeon-key <p>Earlier this week we brought to you a story about a community organization trying to restore the <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/troubled-bridge-over-water-why-key-part-keys-history-danger">Old Seven Mile Bridge</a>.</p><p></p><p>Part of that story <a href="http://www.pigeonkey.net/Home.html">touched on Pigeon Key</a>, where the<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt; ">&nbsp;work camp for the men who built the Old Seven Mile Bridge lived 100 years ago. &nbsp;The entire island is now a museum.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:23:05 +0000 Arianna Prothero 4348 at http://wlrn.org Take A Tour Of Pigeon Key Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County http://wlrn.org/post/absentee-ballots-high-demand-palm-beach-county <p>Voter registration ended on Tuesday, and elections supervisors are busy preparing for next month’s vote.<br><br>They say thousands of registrations have come in just this month, and the final numbers will come in next week once the state is done certifying all of the voter registration forms that came in at the deadline.<br><br>Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer says he’s expecting a big increase.<br><br>“Even before we get the final numbers in, we’re still ahead of 2008," said Sawyer.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 2642 at http://wlrn.org Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County