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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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A protestor at the Women's Rally of South Florida holding a sign saying, “All Lives Matter.  No Human is Illegal. Love is Love. 
Human rights-R-Human Rights. Climate Change is Real.”
(Photo by Nyamekye Daniel, SFNS)

Thousands attend South Florida women’s rights rally

More than 10,000 people attended an equal-rights gathering at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami Saturday, coinciding with the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of others across the nation and world. Many, if not most, of the attendees of the Women’s Rally of South Florida said they were protesting the inauguration of President Trump, whose history of sexist and discriminatory comments ...

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The 2017 Inauguration logo. (Image via Wikicommons)

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 the political spectrum. Notice something ...

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Miami Beach Asst. City Manager Eric Carpenter (image courtesy city of Miami Beach)

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. “It allows you to have ...

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