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

2017-01-23T19:58:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Hanging Halloween decoration sparks mistaken Trump backlash

A hanging Halloween decoration in Kendall sparked a furious -- and mistaken -- backlash in part due to its juxtaposition to a sign supporting President-elect Donald Trump. Mark Tejedor, 28, put up Halloween decorations in his front yard after a four-year hiatus. But some of the decorations – involving two figures tied up in a

2016-11-12T17:52:20+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

The millennial voter: Two perspectives

From snarky remarks exchanged on the debate stage, to grab-her-by-the-pussy “locker room talk,” to an FBI investigation regarding the improper use of a private email server, this election season has been untraditional, to say the least. More than 18 months ago, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump introduced themselves and their solutions to the nation,

2016-11-10T14:29:45+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Public Safety|

¿Habla letrero? Spanish-speaking drivers struggle with highway signs

While on Florida's roads and highways, drivers follow -- or ignore -- signs in English and English alone. That includes the large electronic signs on I-95 and elsewhere warning of accidents, reminding motorists to use their turn signals or use their headlights in the rain. But in Miami-Dade County, more than 72 percent of residents speak

2016-11-06T17:39:09+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Public Safety|

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

2016-11-04T18:18:07+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Miami Beach considers bats to fight Zika

In a response to the Zika-fighting pesticides that have caused so much controversy in Miami Beach, one public official is floating a safe, if spooky, option: bats. “The rationale was to show the residents and city of Miami Beach that we are looking for alternative options,” Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez said of using the winged

2016-10-31T17:12:19+00:00 October 31st, 2016|News, Public Safety|

Haitians shy away from cash donations in wake of hurricane, wary of waste

For South Florida Haitians, desire to help rebuild their island nation following Hurricane Matthew has been compounded by concerns about whether the donations will be used for its intended purposes. People have been far more generous with supplies than cash, according to local charity officials, who say money is more badly needed for vital infrastructure and

2016-10-22T14:55:36+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Business, News, Public Safety|

Cuban-American fans say goodbye to Jose Fernandez [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: Miami Marlins fans paid respects to their beloved opening pitcher, Jose Fernandez, at the public mass that was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Westchester. Fernandez’s story was an example of the American Dream come true for many of his Cuban American fans. To them, he was a son, a brother, a

2016-12-11T13:50:59+00:00 October 1st, 2016|News, Public Safety, Sports, Video/Audio|

North Miami urges Obama Administration to stop deportation of Haitians

North Miami’s mayor held a news conference Wednesday morning urging the Obama administration to reconsider its recent policy change calling for the deportation of Haitian migrants arriving in the United States. “You cannot target a particular ethnic group and decide that you are not going to let them in when thousands of other ethnic people from

2016-09-29T14:57:19+00:00 September 29th, 2016|News, Politics, Public Safety|

South Miami calls for gun restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the South Miami City Commission unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Florida state legislature to prohibit the sale and possession of “rapid fire and high power” weapons. Prior to the June 21 vote, Commissioner Gabriel Edmond referenced the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that

2016-10-01T13:48:37+00:00 June 28th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics, Public Safety|