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University of Miami Republican Club members. (Photo courtesy UM Republican Club)

Young South Florida political activists [Video]

As Election Day draws near, a major focus in South Florida is on young voters and how they will impact the vote tally. Local activists have visited college campuses to get voters involved and registered. Republican or Democrat, it is all about getting the millennial vote. — Hillary Clinton Campaign: Nicole Zambrano and Aurora Coulange Zambrano: So my name is Nicole Zambrano. I am ...

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The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopicts, is the type of mosquito that carries dengue fever and the Zika virus. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The SoFlo Scoop: Trump meets with Haitian leaders; Miami unsafe for women; New Times: Don’t fear the Zika

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, Sept. 16. Miami is expected to have a partly cloudy day with high of 88 and low of 79, while Key West will also see partly cloudy skies with a high of 87 and a low of 80. Fort Lauderdale will have a mix of sunshine and clouds with a high of 88 ...

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More money, more problems: Lottery winner sued by ex, files for bankruptcy

Sigh. Life can be so unfair sometimes. Lynn Anne Poirier, 62, won $1 million lottery prize, but was sued by her (now) ex-boyfriend for failing to share. After a jury ruled she needed to give her former beau nearly $300,000 — finding the pair had a valid, albeit unwritten agreement to share big winnings — she filed for bankruptcy, the Orlando Sentinel ...

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A skip loader works to clean up I-95 following a crash early Wednesday morning in Brevard County. (Photo courtesy First Coast News)

Booze, chips dumped on I-95; motorists weep over spilled beer

Two semi trucks — one carrying Busch Beer and another hauling Frio-Lay products — bashed into one another in Brevard County early Wednesday morning, spraying snack food and suds across I-95 and tying up southbound traffic for about four hours. The ever-alert folks at First Coast News reported the road reopened at about 7:30 am, and but for the pride of ...

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Stephanie Sanford checks her phone at Club La Vela on her birthday during spring break in Panama City Beach. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times

Florida town clamps down on drinking, gasp, loses money

Apparently making it harder for bros to get wasted in your seaside community hurts the bottom line, a Panhandle Spring Break locale discovered to its dismay. Remarkably, the New York Times article did not focus on South Florida — which had its own set of spring-break-madness — but instead in the so-called “Redneck Riveria.” Panama City Beach passed nearly two dozen ordinances to cut down ...

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My day with the President

President Barack Obama greets the crowd of journalists as he arrives on Air Force One at Miami International Airport for the Town Hall Meeting at FIU.         By Kathleen Devaney Last Monday, I received an email from my South Florida News Service editor, Chris Delboni, that said, “Are any of you covering this?” As my fingers scrolled ...

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Families struggle with young onset diseases

Roger Roessler, 44, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease five years ago and now struggles daily to complete everyday tasks. His wife, Rosie, 31, takes care of him and their three children. Matias Ocner / Miami Herald Staff         By Crystal Chew Read in Miami Herald On Roger Roessler’s first date with Rosie, his hand shook when he ...

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Kids with disabilities get special visit from musician Ricardo Montaner.

By Juan Endara South Florida News Service Exclusive   Ricardo Montaner is the founder of La Ventana De Los Cielos, “A Window to Heaven,”  a non-profit organization that aims to promote, advocate and protect the right of children and adolescents with special abilities. The organization, which is located in Homestead, Florida, specializes in physical and intellectual development for those with disabilities by ...

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FIU Hosts SPJ JournCamp

Jasmine S. Richardson and Alexis Fernandez learn how to edit videos using app “Videolicious” at Cindy E. Rodriguez’ seminar. Marisol Medina / South Florida News Service         By Amanda Rabines South Florida News Service SJMC joined forces with the Society of Professional Journalists to host its first ever JournCamp at FIU, a daylong workshop event funded by the education ...

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Doral bike paths get mixed reviews

  A view of the off-road bike-path that runs along the western edge of Doral, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The paths also are open to pedestrians. DANIEL BOCK/FOR THE MIAMI HERALD       By Rebeca Piccardo Read in Miami Herald. To make life easier for cyclists, Doral is implementing a plan to add more than 30 miles of bike ...

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