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A Doral trolley at a stop on 107th Avenue (Photo by: Gabriel Poblete)

Doral to begin providing trolley service from city to FIU

On August 20, Doral’s free trolley service will begin traveling to and from Florida International University, coinciding with the beginning of the fall semester. The transportation initiative was the idea of FIU alumna Christi Fraga, a council member for Doral. “I expect exceptional results from the Doral-FIU Trolley Route. Since 2014, I have been committed to bringing the route to ...

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32BJ SEIU workers ready to show there support for Commissioner Higgins (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

Airport workers find an ally in newly elected county commissioner

Emboldened by the newly elected District 5 commissioner, airport workers gathered in Downtown Miami with hopes the county will enact policies addressing their needs. Eileen Higgins was sworn in on July 10, beating Zoraida Barrerio by six points. Alex Yun South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram “It is very important to the workers [to have Commissioner Higgins sworn in]. We fight ...

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AHF's current Biscayne location will be moving down the street (Photo by: Marlene Fisher)

AIDS Health Foundation to move Biscayne location to larger facility to deal with high demand

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be moving its busiest testing center in Miami-Dade County to a larger location in order to meet its needs, said Michael Kahane, the organization’s Southern Region bureau chief. “We are relocating to a larger facility a few blocks away because it has outgrown its current location,” said Kahane. “We identify more positives here than anywhere ...

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Off the Newsroom (Logo derived from a Freepik.com original design and edited by Adrian Nones-Newman)

Off the Newsroom: Things are not great

Welcome to episode three of Off The Newsroom. Off The Newsroom is a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service where we cover interesting or historic moments nationally, the great old Florida Man, and local stories covered by SFNS reporters. On this podcast you will hear about the Trump’s Muslim ban, a Florida hitches a ride on the hood ...

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Medical Marijuana and the Sunshine State (Art by: Steven Guillen)

How will medical marijuana fare in Florida? A closer look at the industry

In 2016, Florida voters voted YES on Amendment 2, making medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. From the first marijuana drive-thru to ruling against the unconstitutional ban on smokable weed, Florida’s newest green industry is growing. As the industry matures, here’s a breakdown of medical marijuana in the United States. By Steven Guillen South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram   ...

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Toddler holding a sign at the March to Keep Families Together (Photo by Maria Gil/SFNS)

Scores of protestors gather by Homestead shelter to protest separation of migrant families

Residents of South Florida came together Saturday afternoon in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children to protest the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which had forced the separation of migrant children from their parents. More than 30 different organizations based in South Florida, such as United We Dream and American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, created the ...

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March To Keep Families Together flyer ( Provided by March To Keep Families Together)

Follow SFNS’s coverage of the protest by Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

As the debate on the Trump Administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy continues, groups of young Floridians and various other organizations will participate in protests against the administration’s treatment of immigrants. One of those protests is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 5:30 p.m near the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. Though Trump has signed an executive order ending the ...

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Off the Newsroom (Logo derived from a Freepik.com original design and edited by Adrian Nones-Newman)

Off the Newsroom: Of course this would happen in Florida

Welcome to episode two of Off The Newsroom. Off The Newsroom is a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service where we cover interesting or historic moments nationally, the great old Florida Man and local stories covered by SFNS reporters. On this podcast you will hear about the Trump’s immigration policy, an anime Florida man, local South Florida news ...

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Surfrider Miami informing the public with the bacterial pollution results. (Photo provided by: Spencer Ash, vice-chair of Surfrider Foundation's Miami Chapter)

Government and nonprofits provide public water quality status of Miami beaches and Biscayne Bay

Both government agencies and nonprofit organizations are working together this summer to test local beaches to ensure the water is safe for tourists and residents. Miami-Dade County currently has two types of water quality programs. The first one focuses on the Atlantic Ocean and the health of its beaches. The other tests water quality in Biscayne Bay. By Christina Garcia ...

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Burgess paddle boarding ( Photo provided by Bones Outfitters )

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record. At 7 a.m. June 26, Victoria Burgess will begin her endeavor to paddleboard through 110 miles of open waters in less than 30 hours. Burgess’ personal goal is under 25 hours, she said. The current Guinness World ...

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