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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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Tim Schaffer (l) and David Singer compete for the District 2 seat on the Palmetto Bay Village Council. (Images courtesy of the candidates.)

Tim Schaffer, David Singer compete for Palmetto Bay Village Council seat

In contrast to the vice mayor position, the race for the District 2 council seat in Palmetto Bay has been relatively devoid of drama. The candidates are Tim Schaffer, the incumbent and owner of a financial services firm and David Singer, CFO and CEO of Berkowitz Development Group. In the main dust-up of the campaign, Palmetto Bay filed a lawsuit against ...

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John DuBois (l), David Zisman and Erica Watts are vying for the Palmetto Bay vice mayor seat. (Images courtesy of the candidates.)

Palmetto Bay vice mayor candidate trade barbs, plans

With less than a month before election day, candidates for vice mayor in Palmetto Bay have engaged in a war of words over fitness for office, potentially overshadowing their relatively similar policy differences. The candidates include: John E. DuBois, the incumbent and head of a telecommunications company, Erica Watts, the PTA president of Coral Reef Elementary and a member of ...

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Live coverage of the third and final presidential debate [Archive]

[Editor’s note: This is an archive of a piece that run during the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The debate was held on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.] [View the story “Final Thoughts On The Final Debate” on Storify]

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US Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla),left, responds to questions from moderator from ABC News anchor and correspondent, Tom Llamas during a debate against Democrat challenger Jose Garcia at their alma mater Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami on Thursday, October 13, 2016. (Pool photo by David Santiago, Miami Herald)

Belen Jesuit alumni Curbelo, Garcia debate at alma mater for congressional seat

A raucous Thursday night congressional debate focused on deep policy differences included a striking note of similarity: both candidates and the moderator were alumni of the venue, Belen Jesuit Preparatory in southwest Miami. Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, class of 1998, and Democratic challenger Joe Garcia, class of 1982, went head-to-head at the Belen Roca Theater about issues facing the nation ...

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The village of Pinecrest. (Image via Wikicommons)

Pinecrest mayoral candidate unopposed, four run for two council seats

The village of Pinecrest has produced a diverse group of candidates, both in age and occupation, this election season. Former Councilman Joe Corradino is running unopposed for mayor. He is an urban planner with his own planning and engineering firm. Current Mayor Cindy Lerner has reached the end of her second term and, according to the village charter, cannot run ...

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A rendering of a proposed makeover of the Shops of Sunset Place. Approval for such projects would be impacted by a measure on South Miami's Nov. 8 ballot. (Image via Miami Herald)

South Miami: New City Hall and rule changes for development projects on ballot

South Miami is asking voters to consider four measures on the Nov. 8 ballot, including an advisory vote on building a new City Hall and new voting rules for affordable housing and downtown development projects. The first measure deals with updates to South Miami’s charter. South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said several parts need to be changed to stay in ...

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Eduardo Alia (left) and Oscar Herrera (right) campaign against the Colombian president's peace accord with the FARC in front of the Colombian consulate in Coral Cables. (Photo by: Leslie Ovalle)

Colombian diaspora votes on FARC peace deal

Colombians rejected their president’s peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a referendum Sunday, leaving the nation and the world in great uncertainty about the future. Peace talks between the nation’s president Juan Manuel Santos and the 52-year-old rebel group began in August of 2012 and were carried out largely in Cuba, one of the FARC’s ...

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