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Everglades summit participants debate over-development, Big Sugar, Scott’s budget

By | 01.17.12 | 3:47 pm

The Everglades Water Supply Summit kicked off in Tallahassee today with a panel that included West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell, state Rep. Will Weatherford, Florida Power & Light VP Mike Sole, South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Melissa Meeker and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus. They spoke about the need for better policy, restoration efforts and the importance of not pointing the finger at any one particular industry when it comes to pollution in the area. Below, some of the highlights.

Teachers, parents meet in Miami to discuss opting out of standardized testing

By | 01.09.12 | 3:00 pm

Ceresta Smith, an educator with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, spoke Saturday about opting out of K-12 standardized testing to a group of parents from the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Liberty City as part of National Opt Out Day.

Scott: Casino bill will be tough to pass in 2012 legislative session

By | 12.22.11 | 8:17 am

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that a bill that would allow for three Las Vegas-style casino resorts in South Florida will be tough to pass in the 2012 legislative session.

Department of Justice report details another case of police discrimination against Latinos

By | 12.21.11 | 9:30 am

A Department of Justice report released Monday indicates that the East Haven, Conn., police department “has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law.”

Gingrich announces Florida campaign leaders

By | 12.20.11 | 1:18 pm

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced campaign chairs and co-chairs for all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Miami Lakes construction workers still owed wages

By | 12.14.11 | 12:04 pm

A group of construction workers in Miami Lakes who last week began fighting to receive wages they are owed for several weeks of work will meet today to file a complaint through Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance, a measure under attack in the courts and in the Florida Legislature.

Rubio fundraiser also a show of support for GOP presidential frontrunner

By | 12.13.11 | 9:34 am

GOP 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has hired people close to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to head his campaign in Florida.

Labor, clergy, elected officials to discuss need for good jobs in South Florida

By | 12.06.11 | 11:46 am

On Thursday, organized labor, community and religious organizations will discuss the current situation of workers in the gaming and hospitality industries in South Florida.

Casino supporters, opponents face off in the media

By | 12.05.11 | 9:04 am

Supporters and opponents of the controversial casino bill filed by GOP state legislators are taking their messages to the media.

Major South Florida employer files for bankruptcy

By | 11.29.11 | 1:04 pm

AMR Corporation — the parent company of American Airlines, which provides a large number of South Florida jobs — filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 today.

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