Election recommendations from South Florida publications

Eligible voters can vote-by-mail, vote during early voting and on Election Day. Early voting ends Nov. 4 and Election Day is Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 12 amendments on the Florida ballot as well as numerous federal, state and local candidates. In addition, there are county and city

2018-11-01T14:13:49+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News, Politics|

Activist groups target young voters for midterm election

As the midterm elections approach, activist organizations like NextGen America are focused on increasing voter registration and turnout among young people. Two and a half months after the Parkland’s shooting, Florida experienced an eight percentage point gain in youth voter registration, according to TargetSmart. In the August primaries, young people 18 to 25 turned out to vote in higher numbers than in 2014. However,

2018-11-02T08:11:05+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Politics|

Restroom in downtown Miami improving lives for homeless

Business owners, residents, and people without a permanent home in Miami say that the public bathroom that opened last month has been very convenient for all who are in the area. Miami officials unveiled the facility, the first of its kind, on Sept. 19 at 101 W. Flagler St. The new public bathroom, which

2018-10-26T16:32:23+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

The little understood, but powerful job of Agriculture Commissioner

Despite the immense amount of power that the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds, not many voters are aware what the position entails. The job description is extensive and requires the commissioner to oversee 19 offices and about 3,600 employees. Ana Gomez, a student at Florida International University,

2018-10-26T14:54:51+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

FIU, MDC students say on-campus voting is a hit

College students at early voting sites on their campuses in Miami-Dade County say they are enjoying the convenience of being able to vote between classes, with some saying they believe it will significantly boost turnout. A decision allowing the sites was handed down July 24, a result of a lawsuit filed by the League

2018-10-26T14:29:34+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

Little Haiti residents fear gentrification is unavoidable

The Magic City development, set to be built in the heart of Little Haiti, continues to concern activists who say developers are overlooking how the high-end project will affect lower-income residents of the Miami neighborhood.  One of the final key votes that would officially move the project forward by city

2018-11-16T15:31:29+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Photos|

Florida Believe it or Not: Mako sharks predict Florida’s election results, Two middle school girls plan a stabbing attack; America’s best restroom is in Florida

Floridian news somehow manage to always take a turn for the bizarre and unexpected. Things are never as they seem down here in the Sunshine State where we have a combination of allegedly murderous middle school girls, must-visit bathrooms and fluffy-yet-venomous caterpillars. Nova Southeastern University and its Guy Harvey Research

2018-10-25T19:32:59+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Florida Believe It Or Not, News|

Students Talkback: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, SFNS asked students at Florida International University how they participated. "In the beginning of October, I reminded all my female family members to get mammograms," said Magenta Thomas, an 18-year-old communications student. "I know how important it is to get checked

2018-10-25T13:08:55+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Education, Lifestyle, News|

“Walk For Freedom” in West Palm Beach [Photo essay]

“Walk For Freedom,” a march for sex trafficking and slavery awareness, was held in downtown West Palm Beach last Saturday. Hope for Freedom hosted the event. The nonprofit based in Palm Beach Gardens helps women and men that have been trafficked or raped in Palm Beach County, though organizers said its clients are overwhelmingly

2018-11-05T19:02:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News, Photos, Politics, Public Safety|