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Dynamic Message Signs, like this one mounted over the northbound Turnpike in Miami Dade County, are used through Florida. And, without exception, they display English only. (Jesse Scheckner / SFNS)

Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the ...

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Los estudiantes ayudan a bajar las donaciones. (Foto por Grthel Delgado / SFNS)

Artistas de Miami reúnen ayuda para México y Puerto Rico

Septiembre de 2017 será recordado por sus huracanes y terremotos, pero también por la cantidad de personas que han respondido a estas catástrofes, entregando lo que tienen a su alcance para levantar otra vez a los pueblos de México y Puerto Rico. Este domingo, dos eventos en Doral convocaron a cientos de personas que hicieron de la jornada una muestra ...

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DACA’s impact on South Florida [Video]

The announcement by the Trump Administration on Sept. 5 to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, sent shockwaves throughout the country and particularly in South Florida. What are the legal issues involved and who is being affected? — Produced and edited by Camila Venero and Yannah Monasteros for Prof. Kate MacMillian 

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Doris Fuentes realiza un inventario de los suministros a enviar a Puerto Rico. (Foto por María Becerra Herrera / SFNS)

Boricuas se movilizan para ayudar a su pueblo

Manos voluntarias no faltaron para recoger, clasificar y empacar los donativos que llegaban sin parar a un parqueadero en la calle Taft del condado de Broward este sábado. Cientos de personas de todas las nacionalidades aunque en su mayoría boricuas, acudieron a entregar cualquier ayuda que sus bolsillos pudieran solventar para los damnificados del huracán María en Puerto Rico, que ...

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Manos unidas en Doral (foto por María Fernanda Becerra)

Manos unidas tras el paso de Irma

Gabriela y Juliana, dos hermanas de 8 y 5 años, invirtieron su mesada en algo diferente esta semana. No fueron dulces ni algún juguete lo que se llevaron a casa, sino la lección aprendida de extender la mano a quien lo necesita. “Queremos que esto vaya a los que no tienen casa porque sabemos que vino el huracán Irma y ...

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State officials respond to Everglades flooding [Video]

Flooding in the Everglades is a serious problems, says  Fish and Wildlife Commissioner “Alligator” Ron Bergeron. Almost everything — mammals, birds, fish and plants — has been affected, and negatively so. He also speaks about the steps being taken to limit the damage which includes back-pumping water and opening the Tamiami Canal. — Camila Venero for Prof. Kate MacMillin 

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FIU journalism students record Fairchild Gardens for VR project

On a recent afternoon, three Florida International University journalism students stepped into Fairchild Gardens to record virtual reality videos, their second location for the day. “It’s exciting,” said Andrea Perdomo, one of the leads on the history of Coral Gables project. “I’m getting to see what I never was able to as a kid, and to capture it in VR ...

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New Routes and App for North Miami Beach Trolley

North Miami Beach recently improved its trolley service by way of added routes and a tracking app, city officials said. What was originally a one-route service has now turned into three routes for the retro-looking trolleys. Though the exterior looks like a vintage mode of transportation, each offers Wi-Fi and is equipped with surveillance cameras. During operating hours, one trolley ...

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Little Free Library comes to Aventura Mall

The Little Free Library, with its iconic birdhouse look, recently made its way to the Aventura Mall, giving shoppers access to the free book exchange. One patron said it is heaven. Janoy Fuentes said he loves to read and thinks this is a great way to get people involved. “It’s cool because they have locations everywhere, so you go on ...

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Palmetto Bay Village Hall (SFNS / Jesse Scheckner)

Palmetto Bay to consider high school internships in business, local government

High school honors students in Palmetto Bay may soon be able to intern for businesses and in local government in exchange for school credit or cash. Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee chair Diane Quick and members Debby Hitchins, Greg Zawyer and Erica Watts voted unanimously on May 31 to recommend that the Palmetto Bay Village Council consider adopting two internship ...

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