Recycling changes affecting Broward County

On July 6th, residents Sunrise learned that their recycling program is changing. All recyclables will no longer be processed as usual, but rather sent to a waste-to-energy incineration plant called Wheelabrator in South Broward where it will be converted to electricity. The city rejected the contract renewal with Waste Management that was set to

2018-08-10T12:16:13+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

FIU comes up big in state journalism awards

Florida International University students, faculty and alumni took home the hardware from the 2018 Sunshine State awards, held Aug. 4 in Coral Gables, including a first-place award for South Florida News Service photographer Elizabeth Soza for her series focused on homeless in downtown Miami. FIU-affiliated journalists also did well in the Florida Society of

2018-09-06T10:45:53+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Award Winners, Business, Journalism, News|

Now hiring! Work at SFNS

Current FIU students are invited to apply to work for the South Florida News Service for the fall semester. Apply here by Aug. 24 at 5 pm! What is SFNS? We are a student news organization that focuses on issues that matter to us and our generation. Our work is overseen by a news director, Professor

2018-08-08T14:30:35+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Education, News|

Parkland candidates hope to appeal to youth

A recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate will run against a business owner for the Parkland City Commission, a race that will serve as a measure of a the generation's political power in the wake of the tragedy. Eighteen-year-old Diego Pfeiffer will be running for Parkland's District 2 seat this year against Richard Walker, owner of

2018-08-20T11:21:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics|

Proposed overlay district by FIU BBC could allow for further housing development

North Miami city officials are currently awaiting approval from the state for an overlay district that would allow further housing development on land across from the Sole Mia project and near FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus. The proposed area, known as the Special Development and Transit Overlay District, would be bounded by Northeast 151 Street to the north,

2018-08-05T17:52:45+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics|

Doral to begin providing trolley service to FIU Aug. 20

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

2018-08-20T11:21:54+00:00 July 11th, 2018|News, Transportation|

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

2018-07-11T15:56:42+00:00 July 11th, 2018|News, Transportation|

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

2018-06-30T22:42:54+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

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

2018-06-29T08:43:34+00:00 June 28th, 2018|News, Off the newsroom, Video/Audio|

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

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

2018-08-07T18:49:08+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Business, Lifestyle|