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SFNS/FIU Survey of Gun Dealers and Pawnshops

A survey of federally licensed gun dealers and pawnshops in South Florida found wide agreement that the state should continue to allow the sales of weapons like the AR-15 — the weapon used in the shooting in Parkland Feb. 14 — but disagreement on whether arming teachers would make schools safer. People in Broward and Miami-Dade counties were asked to respond ...

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Schools, guns and the aftermath: Shootings at Florida schools since Sandy Hook

On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, opened fire in the school. There were 17 fatalities and 30 injuries. In the aftermath of the worst mass school shooting in Florida’s history, South Florida News Service is taking a closer look at school shootings in Florida in the last five years. Since the massacre at Sandy ...

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Girls’ coding club culminates in digital storytelling collaboration

On a Saturday morning, three young girls in the Girls Who Code club made shapes and moved pictures of animals on computer screens inside of the Carnival Center for Excellence east of Little Havana. Mabel Colon, a social worker and coordinator of academic programs for the mentoring nonprofit, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, brought laptops to the room where the ...

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Demographics, wealth and voting locations in Miami-Dade [Data Visualization]

There’s no doubt that this election season has been tumultuous. With Miami-Dade County having a key role in how the state will swing as a whole, its racial, relative wealth and age may provide some insight as to why people voted the way they did. This is especially true for those aged 20-24. The visualizations below, based on voter registration data taken ...

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Data Viz: Party membership in South Florida by Race

Hispanics make up a significant amount of the total electorate in South Florida, functioning as a majority in many areas. But we wanted to see how Hispanics fared in overall party makeup. That’s what this visualization attempts to do. To see where this was used in context, click on this link to read the story. Visualization by Dan Evans South ...

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Cuban and American flags wave in the Miami neighborhood of Little Havana. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Data Viz: Age of Hispanic Voters by Party

This visualization looks at the age of Hispanic voters based on party choice. This data was particularly important in our analysis of Marco Rubio’s chances among younger Cuban-Americans. Read the story here. Visualization by Dan Evans South Florida News Service @EditorDanEvans • Instagram • Facebook

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Bilingual polling place sign. (Photo courtesy KUT News)

Data Viz: Hispanic Voting Patterns

This visualization looks at the registration patterns among Hispanics in four South Florida counties — Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach — over time. Click here to view the article that used this data. Visualization by Dan Evans South Florida News Service @EditorDanEvans • Instagram • Facebook

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