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

2017-02-09T19:41:42+00:00February 9th, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

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+00:00January 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 1st, 2016|News, Public Safety, Sports, Video/Audio|