The SoFlo Scoop: Miami-Dade’s new highway; New voting locations; Clinton joins Gillum’s campaign

2018-09-28T13:26:00+00:00 September 28th, 2018|News, Politics, Roundups, Transportation|

Good afternoon South Florida! Here’s your week in review. Today is Friday, Sept. 28. Miami is expected to experience a high of 90 and a low of 80, while Key West will have a high of 89 and a low of 82. Fort Lauderdale will have a high of 90 and a low of 81, meanwhile Boca Raton will have a high of 90 and a low of 80. Time to brief you on what’s new:

County officials announced plans to extend the Dolphin Expressway across federally owned wetlands. However, environmentalist and residents have questioned the ethics of the evolving plans and the road’s effects on the environment. Miami Herald.

The Miami Dade County Commission has approved opening a new early voting site at Miami Dade College North Campus. Currently, it is the only campus in the system to have an early voting site, but officials are working to open another site at the Kendall campus. Miami Times.

Hillary Clinton will join Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum’s at an event in South Florida on Oct. 23. “I’m honored to have Secretary Clinton join me in Florida next month,” said Gillum in a statement. His campaign did not release any further details about the location or the time of the event. Tampa Bay Times.

Riviera Beach city employees faced delays in getting their pay due to a mixup. Mayor Thomas Masters called a special meeting to assure employees the issue had been fixed. “It’s important that our employees know this will not be a recurring issue,” he said.  Palm Beach Post.

A rabies alert has been called after a North Miami Beach pet cat was euthanized after showing signs of having the disease. This makes it the seventh animal to be infected with rabies. The other six animals were raccoons found on Zoo Miami’s land in Kendall. The alert in the North Miami Beach area will run until Nov. 24. Miami Herald.