Campaign signs in Wynwood on Aug. 30, 2016. (Photo by Dan Evans / South Florida News Service)

Miami-Dade voters explain their choices

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, spread out around Miami-Dade County on primary Election Day, asking voters to explain their choices. Here are a few reactions: [Posted 12:02 pm] Republican Charles Stuart voted at the Homestead Branch Library Tuesday morning. He said voting was a smooth process, noting there were more ducks than people at ...

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A view of Miami Beach. (Photo by Eddy via Flickr)

Florida Primary Coverage

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30. It is election day in Florida. Reporters from the South Florida News Service will be providing profiles of voters throughout the day both on SFNS.online and the Miami Herald, so check back frequently. Here’s some basic election day news and information to get you started: Polls are open from 7 am to 7 ...

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Dago Sasiga, left, and Greity Gonzalez, the owners of La Pereza Ediciones. (Image courtesy of Sasiga and Gonzalez)

Miami couple thrives while running Spanish-language publishing house

When a young couple in Miami decided to create an independent publishing company, printing works exclusively in Spanish, almost everyone told them they were crazy. But in 2012, Dago Sasiga and Greity Gonzalez ignored that advice and started La Pereza Ediciones with just $400. They said it was the best decision of their lives. Today, their catalog includes around 100 both well-known ...

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Dania Beach City Commission candidate Tamara James at a May fundraiser. (Image via Facebook)

Former WNBA player seeks Dania Beach commission seat

Following a nine-year professional basketball career in the WNBA as well as in Israel and Europe, lifelong Dania Beach resident Tamara James is now taking a shot for a seat on the City Commission, squaring off against four other candidates for three open seats. Though she has not held elected office before, James, 32, is hardly an unknown in the ...

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One of the sculptures under construction on the Segovia Traffic Circles in Coral Gables (Photo by Leslie Ovalle / South Florida News Service)

Passion flower sculptures about to bloom in Coral Gables

Two flower-like sculptures on Segovia Street, one more than 30-feet high, are scheduled to be unveiled this summer, the first public artwork commissioned by Coral Gables since the 1920s. The majority of the funding for the art installation, or $1 million, was provided by the city’s Neighborhood Renaissance Program. Another $40,000 was given by the National Endowment for the Arts ...

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An overhead view of Miami International Airport. The approved hotels are all off Northwest 36th Street in Miami Springs, across the street from MIA. (Image via Wikimedia)

Miami Springs approves four hotels on Northwest 36th Street, sparking concerns about traffic, development

Miami Springs officials recently approved four hotel projects – all within a mile of one another and adjacent to Miami International Airport – causing some residents to complain the City Council is ignoring traffic and development concerns in this 3-square-mile town. Residents lined up during the June 13 meeting to urge the Council to shut down its approval of all projects – large ...

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South Miami calls for gun restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the South Miami City Commission unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Florida state legislature to prohibit the sale and possession of “rapid fire and high power” weapons. Prior to the June 21 vote, Commissioner Gabriel Edmond referenced the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 children. “Initially leaders ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Pre-Chewed News: Scott tweets support for Beruff for US Senate over Rubio; North Miami teacher accused of molestation; Florida to spend $26 million to fight Zika

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday June 24. Miami is expected to have a high of 89 and low of 79 with scattered showers likely in the morning, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 81. Fort Lauderdale will see scattered thunderstorms in the morning and a high of 89 and ...

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A Delta Air Line Boeing 757 at Miami International Airport. (Image via Wikimedia)

Pre-Chewed News: Good Samaritan stabbed while trying to prevent robbery; Marco Rubio to run for Senate reelection; Plane searched on arrival at MIA

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, June 23. Miami is expected to have a high of 88 and low of 78 with possible thunderstorms, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 80. Fort Lauderdale will partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 78, while those in Naples ...

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Pre-Chewed News: Measles case confirmed in Miami-Dade; Palm Beach may ban conversion therapy; Former Miami Dolphins player involved in standoff

Good morning South Florida! Today is Wednesday, June 22. Miami is expected to have a high of 88 and low of 78 with scattered showers likely in the morning, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 80. Fort Lauderdale will see scattered thunderstorms in the morning and a high of 87 ...

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