Social media and the millennial vote

Social media may be one of the newest strategies used by presidential hopefuls to communicate with millennials, but according to four politically-involved young voters, each party will have to do more than just tweet to get this coveted demographic. While their choice for president differs, they agree that Twitter and Facebook are the best way to

2016-11-06T17:34:27+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics|

South Florida broadcast journalists give their thoughts on the 2016 election

After 18 months of coverage, three South Florida television journalists reflected on the challenges – professional and ethical – that faced them during the presidential race. Jim DeFede, a CBS Miami political reporter and host of “Facing South Florida,” has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. “My first job was handing

2016-11-06T16:49:25+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Business, News, Politics|

Where are they now: Young South Florida Sanders supporters

Two college-age supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have disparate feelings about the party’s nominee, Hilary Clinton, with one describing a her vote as a “least bad” exercise, while another is actively trying to get the former Secretary of State elected. Sanders’ defeat in the Florida primary in March effectively sounded the death-knell for his

2016-11-06T15:30:36+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics|

Presidential rallies and partisans in South Florida [Photo Essay]

The Democratic and Republican nominees for president have millions of supporters -- and nearly the same number of detractors. In the run up to the election, South Florida News Service photographer Rodrigo Miragaya captured a number of moments during rallies and political events for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in South Florida. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="7" gal_title="Presidential

2016-11-10T09:49:14+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Photos, Politics|

Young South Florida voters explain their presidential choices [Audio]

As the presidential campaign comes closer to a much anticipated end, the candidates begin to aim their focus on more specific demographics. We have taken a look at what motivates college-aged South Florida voters to get to the polls.  The South Florida News Service team was able to speak with two current FIU students, Demetrius

2016-11-06T13:00:57+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Cities pass pot moratoriums in advance of Amendment 2 vote

With a recent poll showing Florida voters overwhelmingly support legalizing medical pot, a number of cities in South Florida have responded with preemptive moratoriums, saying they need time to adjust to the possibility of the purple haze dispensaries. A poll released Oct. 27 by the University of North Florida found that 73 percent of likely

2016-11-04T18:18:07+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Margaret Kurtzman on a mission to make Pinecrest squeaky clean

Similar to dozens of Pinecrest residents, Margaret Kurtzman makes routine of walking along the canal on Red Road. But instead of two-pound weights and Beats headphones, she grips a white plastic trash bag, pausing every few paces to reach for empty bottles scattered across the damp grass. “When I was in England, they were advertising

2016-10-27T12:57:10+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics|

Palmetto Bay residents to vote on annexation, charter amendments

When the residents of Palmetto Bay head to the polls Nov. 8 they will not just be voting for a member of the Village Council and vice mayor, but also on four charter amendment questions and a proposed annexation of West Perrine. John DuBois, the village’s vice mayor who is running for reelection, said the

2016-10-23T15:05:19+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

South Florida Haitians push for immigration rule changes in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Gillesandres Noel had just arrived in Puerto Rico from Haiti. It was 2013, and his brother Greg expected it would be a just matter of heartbeats until he would be reunited with his older sibling. But after a short stint on American soil, the older Noel was returned to that island-nation then – as it is

2016-10-23T15:07:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Business, News, Politics|