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Local media outlets protest Trump’s treatment of press

A number of media outlets in South Florida -- including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post --

Recycling changes affecting Broward County

On July 6th, residents Sunrise learned that their recycling program is changing. All recyclables will no longer be processed as

  • Many homeless hang out on Southwest 2nd Street, under I-95 on ramps in downtown Miami. (Elizabeth Soza / SFNS)

FIU comes up big in state journalism awards

Florida International University students, faculty and alumni took home the hardware from the 2018 Sunshine State awards, held Aug. 4

Lifestyle

Coral Gables attracts locals and tourists with umbrella project [Video]

Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas

Books & Books owner looks to UK for latest adaptation project

Resting in the English Channel, the small island of Guernsey is the center stage for a post-World War II love story

  • Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (Courtesy of the establishment)

Eats, sips and treats on this Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a day of fireworks, patriotism and plenty of food and drinks. From happy hour to full-course meals,

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Public Safety

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students

FIU’s risk assessment laboratory tests ecotox all around us

Graduate student Abraham Smith studies the stressors on organisms in the environment and gives researchers a better understanding of ecotoxicology. Under the Center

Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety

Two years ago, my father spent three months house ridden and in need of a serious operation on his leg. The cause? He

Politics

Proposed overlay district by FIU BBC could allow for further housing development

North Miami city officials are currently awaiting approval from the state for an overlay district that would allow further housing development

Scores of protestors gather by Homestead shelter to protest separation of migrant families [Video]

Residents of South Florida came together Saturday afternoon in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children to protest the

Follow SFNS’s coverage of the protest by Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

As the debate on the Trump Administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy continues, groups of young Floridians and various other organizations will

Noticias

Cambio climático: una amenaza para la vida del océano

“El planeta está cambiando en su balance. Todo en el planeta está perfectamente diseñado para tener un balance, y los humanos

La alimentación: una amenaza para el cambio climático

The Lancet, una de las revistas médicas generales más antiguas y prestigiosas del mundo, indicó que el cambio climático es la

Qué dice James Taylor que incomoda a los defensores del cambio climático

El Taller sobre Cambio Climático en las Américas de FIU se organizó con casi un año de anticipación. Sin embargo, hasta

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Opinion: Why the Capital Gazette shooting was inevitable

It’s 2:30 p.m. exactly and you are focused on tracking down an important source for a story you’ve been developing for days. It could be the biggest article of your career. Then, without warning, you hear gun shots.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

Florida Believe it or Not: Man steals sausage; Father charged for making pot brownies; Students bring dead alligator to dorm

From selling pot brownies and stealing sausage, to being choked at Disney world, the news in South Florida remains the same

Event Calendar

Start of Fall Semester

August 19 - August 20

SFNS Fall Application Deadline

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

SPJ National Convention

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Arts & Culture

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Tips to keep your Fourth of July from being a dud!

Happy Birthday, America! It is going to be the Fourth of July soon, so it’s time to set up the barbecue, eat some

  • Camper Julie pets a therapy llama at the Florida session in Lake Wales. The organization declined to provide her last name. (Photo courtesy of Randy Anderson)

Evangelical group provides summer camp opportunity for disabled people

A South Florida father said the work of an evangelical Christian nonprofit, which offers camping experiences to disabled children and adults, has made

  • Libreria Impacto’s sign reads, “ser culto para ser libre,” which translates to “be cultured to be free.” (Photo by: Ismery Pavon)

Spanish-language bookstores find niche on Eighth Street

Of the nine Spanish-language bookstores in Miami-Dade County, a third are a few miles of one another on Southwest Eighth Street. Libreria Impacto

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Heavy metal dad and his band spread awareness and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis

Meet Diego Sandoval, the bassist for the heavy metal band, Sevensins. A Cuban native who came to the United States when he

Dia de los muertos in Miami [Photo Essay]

History Miami Museum and the Mexican Consulate celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Dia de los Muertos is

  • The Gramps bar in Wynwood neighborhood of Miami (Photo via flickr)

Benefit held in Wynwood for music students

Eight local bands of various genres came together to perform at a benefit concert for music students in the Caribbean affected

Food & Dining

  • Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (Courtesy of the establishment)

Eats, sips and treats on this Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a day of fireworks, patriotism and plenty of food and drinks. From happy hour to full-course meals,

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They