Storify: Locals weigh in about President Trump’s inauguration

While most of the world is focused on Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the staff of the South Florida News Service decided to do something different: How is our region and our communities reacting to the day? Follow along in real time as we provide links to stories, updates and Tweets across

2017-01-20T10:56:05+00:00 January 20th, 2017|News, Politics, Roundups|

Local governments approve paid parental leave for employees

Miami Beach recently introduced paid parental leave for all city employees, following the lead of other municipalities in the area, including Doral and Miami-Dade County. The initiative passed in Miami Beach at the end of October and went into effect on Nov. 2, according to Comissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who brought it before the City Commission.

2016-12-15T11:43:39+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News, Politics|

Death of a dictator: Miami reacts to Castro’s passing [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: On November 25th, 2016, the Cuban government announced the death of their former President, Fidel Castro. For many Cuban exiles living in Miami, Friday was a day to rejoice after more than 50 years of oppression on the island. Hundreds of Cuban exiles marched down the famous Calle Ocho in Miami waving Cuban

2016-12-11T11:00:13+00:00 November 27th, 2016|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

FIU’s Cubans react to Fidel Castro’s death

Thousands of Cubans throughout Miami-Dade and elsewhere celebrated the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Saturday, some between study sessions at Florida International University. Students at the college’s main campus near Sweetwater are preparing for upcoming final exams and projects, but some said they were distracted by the news of the longtime dictator’s death. “I

2017-04-04T16:52:03+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Education, News, Politics|

Thousands protest Trump in Downtown Miami

Thousands of protestors unhappy with the recent presidential election results marched through downtown Miami on Friday night, blocking traffic and chanting in chorus. “Not my president,” “We reject the president-elect,” they chanted. “The pussy grabs back,” a reference to president-elect Donald Trump’s vulgar words on a leaked Access Hollywood tape. The protest was organized through Facebook. Over

2016-11-13T18:15:01+00:00 November 12th, 2016|News, Politics|

Hanging Halloween decoration sparks mistaken Trump backlash

A hanging Halloween decoration in Kendall sparked a furious -- and mistaken -- backlash in part due to its juxtaposition to a sign supporting President-elect Donald Trump. Mark Tejedor, 28, put up Halloween decorations in his front yard after a four-year hiatus. But some of the decorations – involving two figures tied up in a

2016-11-12T17:52:20+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

Tensions rise in Palmetto Bay vice mayor race over flyer

A polling site at the Palmetto Bay library became the site of a "verbal disagreement" between the current vice mayor of the village and a representative of a woman seeking to replace him. Beth Kibler, campaigning on behalf of Erica Watts, claimed she was being followed around by Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois, who is

2016-11-08T20:57:43+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Painless voting in Hialeah; Fire station precinct in Miami Beach; Voting by gender

[1:32 pm] Rafael Tur, who voted in East Hialeah, said the process was painless.  Tur, 26, said he cast his vote for Donald Trump, because he believes the New York billionaire can fix the broken political system.  Tur said he wasn't always a fan, something that changed after working at Trump National in Doral for

2016-11-08T21:00:20+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|