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A polling location sign. (Photo via Flicker by User: Tim Evanson)

Five candidates seek two available seats on Highland Beach commission

One current member of the Highland Beach commission is defending her seat against one challenger, while three others are vying for a second open seat on the dais. Incumbent Rhoda Zelniker will go head-to-head with architect Barry Donaldson for a three-year term, while retired Vietnam veteran Carl Gehman, physician Dr. Melissa Ebbs and retired executive Elyse Riesa will face off ...

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Four competing for two available seats on Ocean Ridge commission

After its vice mayor resigned following a shooting incident, four residents are vying for two open seats on March 14 for the Ocean Ridge commission. In October, Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella was accused of shooting a gun in his backyard while intoxicated. The resulting dust-up resulted in the resignation of Lucibella, who pleaded not guilty. Ocean Ridge Police Lt. Steven ...

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El Sr. González desde su tractor supervisa el trabajo de los recogedores de tomate. Gonzáles dijo que muchos de sus trabajadores están angustiados por una posible deportación y que a pesar de ser un trabajo relativamente fácil, son muy pocos los que realmente están dispuestos a hacerlo. (foto por Samuel Navarro)

Trabajadores de Homestead [ensayo fotográfico]

En un sembradío de tomates, agricultores indocumentados se presentan a trabajar todos los días por ocho horas y hasta siete días por semana, a pesar del miedo de poder ser deportados a su país. Desde tempranas horas de la mañana, alrededor de 30 agricultores recorren los mas de 800 mil metros cuadrados que ocupa el terreno. Recogen tomates que son ...

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From left: Bernard Einstein, Judy Lusskin and Jaime Mendal are running for two Golden Beach town council seats. (Photos provided to SFNS)

Youngest newcomer elected to serve as Golden Beach council member

Golden Beach voters elected its youngest town council member on Tuesday, uprooting an 18-year incumbent in the process. Longtime council member Judy Lusskin received the highest number of votes, 216, while newcomer Jaime Mendal, 26, received 204 votes. Incumbent Bernard Einstein came in third, losing in the race for the two open seats with 117. According to the Miami-Dade County ...

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El letrero se encuentra en un Home Depot del Sur de La Florida, donde los indocumentados buscan trabajo. (Samuel Navarro / SFNS)

Tensa calma en el Sur de la Florida al endurcerse la política migratoria [Audio]

Aunque ya se están empezando a realizar las primeras deportaciones y, a la espera de las ‘últimas medidas aprobadas por el presidente Donald Trump el martes, Santos, un guatemalteco inmigrante indocumentado, acude cada mañana a las 7 am, junto a un grupo de indocumentados, a buscar trabajo en el campo o en la construcción, tres o cuatro días a la ...

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From left: Bernard Einstein, Judy Lusskin and Jaime Mendal are running for two Golden Beach town council seats. (Photos provided to SFNS)

Two incumbents and a newcomer compete for two Golden Beach Town Council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger are running for two council seats in Golden Beach, a 1.8-square-mile town just south of Broward County. Incumbents Bernard Einstein and Judy Lusskin are on the ballot with 26-year-old newcomer Jaime Mendal. The three are running for two council seats. The two candidates with the most votes on Tuesday win; there will be no runoff. ...

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Students at FIU protest President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country during a rally on Feb. 1. (Cassandra Cabal / SFNS)

FIU, UM academics deal with impacts of travel ban

In Miami-Dade County, the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding the citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations may be most keenly felt on college campuses, where Ph.D. candidates and professors are scrambling to continue their research in the aftermath of the travel ban.  Mohammad Ali Faghihi, a professor in the college of medicine at the University of Miami, said his ...

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Manifestantes marchan en West Palm Beach el 4 de febrero. (Samuel Navarro / SFNS)

Protesta a Mar-a-Lago [Video]

West Palm Beach es una de las joyas de Donald Trump. Un club de golf, una plaza con su nombre y hasta un resort de lujo son de las cosas que el magnate logro construir en esta elegante ciudad antes de llegar a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos. Desde la plaza que lleva su nombre, este sábado 4 de ...

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Downtown businesses weather protests following inauguration

Owners and employees in downtown Miami gave mixed reviews to the protests in the area following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, some saying it has hurt while others saying it has helped their businesses. Brian Roth, an employee for Frozen Mango, said Friday was slower than usual due to the demonstrations. “I don’t think the helicopters helped,” he said. By Alexandra ...

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[Video] Women’s March in Miami

[Veronica Bayona] The women’s march in Washington D.C has sprung a domino affect across the nation. And today the South Florida community comes together as they stand against oppression and discrimination. Right here, at the women’s rally in Bayfront Park [Miravida Lorzano] “Not one particular rally is ever going to make one difference, but I think a combination and a ...

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