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Television journalists Glenna Milberg (1), Jim DeFede and Amanda Plasencia.

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 out flyers for the Nixon ...

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Antonio Rodriguez, 19, canvasses on a recent Sunday afternoon in East Hialeah for Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Jamie Adelson / South Florida News Service)

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 campaign, leaving many young supporters ...

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Demographics, wealth and voting locations in Miami-Dade [Data Visualization]

There’s no doubt that this election season has been tumultuous. With Miami-Dade County having a key role in how the state will swing as a whole, its racial, relative wealth and age may provide some insight as to why people voted the way they did. This is especially true for those aged 20-24. The visualizations below, based on voter registration data taken ...

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Hilary Clinton urges her constituency to vote early during a rally at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 1, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Miragaya / South Florida News Service)

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.

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A polling station (Image via Wikicommons)

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 Villa, 22, and Ashley Verdugo, ...

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Marijuana plants (Image via Pixabay.com)

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 Florida voters are in favor of ...

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Margaret Kurtzman (Image courtesy Kurtzman family)

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 for people not to litter ...

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The Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay. (Image via Wikicommons)

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 village’s attorney asked Palmetto Bay ...

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Ronald Williams, 42, a recent Haitian immigrant, searches for crop-destroying pests at First Foliage, a wholesale plant nursery in Homestead. (Photo by Abischai Joseph / SFNS)

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 still – recovering from the ...

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Fulford by the Sea entrance in North Miami Beach. (Image via Wikicommons.)

North Miami Beach voters face slew of ballot measures

North Miami Beach voters are being asked to say yes or no to 10 ballot measures on Nov. 8— a rewritten city charter and nine amendments to the charter that include changing how the city manager is hired and reducing the number of required City Council meetings. City Clerk Pamela Latimore said the measures are designed to make governing the ...

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