Mucarsel-Powell unseats Curbelo in U. S. House race

Cheering and clapping carried across the calm waters of Black Point Marina as Debbie Mucarsel-Powell defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in the Florida District 26 race. Her victory increased the likelihood that Democrats would gain control of the U.S. House, something that, in fact, happened later that evening. She

2018-11-16T15:32:12+00:00 November 6th, 2018|News, Politics|

Enorme expectativa por el impacto del voto latino

Se espera que los hispanos tengan un gran impacto en las elecciones del hoy, 6 de noviembre. Pero qué tan grande será la influencia dependerá de un grupo demográfico en crecimiento: los jóvenes hispanos recién elegibles para votar. Más de 29 millones de latinos son elegibles para votar en los

2019-02-04T11:38:53+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Export, News, Noticias, Política, Politics|

Journalists at work: Covering the election edition

Follow the South Florida News Service staff as we cover the polls and election night parties in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Our student reporters, photographers and videographers spread out through the region providing up-to-the-minute news and information. Where in South Florida is SFNS? A map of our reporters and editors are on

2018-11-07T09:52:10+00:00 November 6th, 2018|News, Politics|

Engage Miami holds get-out-the-vote event in Little Haiti

Engage Miami officials say sometimes it takes a party to get people to vote. “Sometimes elections have a bad rep as being boring,” said Rebecca Pelham, executive director of the group, which focuses on getting young people to vote. “We wanted to create something celebratory.” The party, held in the

2019-02-04T11:38:46+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Export, News, Politics|

Controversial Surfside development moving toward vote

A group of Surfside residents are railing against a proposal for a new Town Hall and civic center, claiming the proposed public-private development is actually a land grab, and are seeking to stop the project at a commission meeting Nov. 13. The developer, however, says it would be a $33.5 million gift to the

2019-02-04T11:38:26+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Export, News, Politics|

Student Talkback: President Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship

On Monday, Oct. 29, President Donald Trump told "Axios" he plans to sign an executive order banning birthright citizenship to babies of noncitizens and unauthorized immigrants born within United States borders. With many criticizing this decision as unconstitutional, SFNS asked Florida International University students what they thought of the president's announcement.

2018-11-05T12:41:49+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Politics|

Leap for Ladies: Voting on Amendment 4 [Video]

In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging people to vote for Florida Amendment 4, an initiative that would restore voting rights to most felons -- except those

2019-02-04T11:38:09+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Export, News, Politics, Video/Audio|