Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Monday


1. Key West is taking another look at the city’s nudity laws in light of the painted body parts that pop up during Fantasy Fest in October. Commissioners have directed the city attorney to refine the local laws and the areas in which they are enforced

2. Users attempting to navigate, the Spanish version of the federal health care website, are running into trouble with clunky translations and slow page turns. Critics say that as a result, many people whom the law was designed to help have been left out of the first wave of coverage.

3. Monday commuters will see some real relief after having to navigate a tangle of ever-shifting temporary exit ramps during the long-running reconstruction of the Palmetto and State Road 836 interchange — but there may be a bit of a learning curve. The contractor on the massive $560 million project has opened four new permanent ramps and flyovers along the complex interchange, giving drivers traveling both ways on SR 836 what should be a clearer, wider and more-direct access to the southbound Palmetto as well as West Flagler and Southwest Eighth streets.

4. Miami-Dade school officials expect school bus service to be back on track Monday after last week’s transportation turmoil caused by the absence of hundreds of drivers who skipped work amid labor tensions.

5. Monday’s workweek weather starts with highs around 80 and lows in the mid-60s. But come Wednesday and Thursday, get ready to chill with lows in the 40s.

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