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Researcher warns about climate change’s effect on South Florida

By | 11.21.11 | 1:02 pm

A new report, titled “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,”
details climate change effects that could be disastrous for Florida, according to one of the study’s co-authors.

Activists call on Macy’s, Beall’s to stop fighting ordinance cracking down on wage theft

By | 11.21.11 | 12:15 pm

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, an organization of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — delivered holiday cards to Florida Retail Federartion members Saturday as part of their campaign to push for a countywide ordinance to crack down on wage theft.

Faith and labor groups rally against wage theft

By | 11.18.11 | 12:15 pm

Even though nobody would disagree that employees should be paid for their work, how to deal with wage theft has become a highly contentious issue.

Conservative religious, business groups take sides on GOP casino legislation

By | 11.18.11 | 10:54 am

A South Florida pastor has called for a rally to protest a bill filed by two Florida Republicans that would allow Las Vegas-style casino resorts in South Florida, while the business lobby group Associated Industries of Florida announced its support for the casino bill.

MoveOn.org: American Jobs Act would give public schools funds for much-needed repairs

By | 11.17.11 | 12:10 pm

The MoveOn.org Miami Council will hold a rally outside West Homestead Elementary today to show their support for the American Jobs Act, which if approved would provide South Florida public schools with much needed cash.

New study argues that Miami-Dade’s anti-wage theft ordinance is working

By | 11.11.11 | 11:39 am

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts released a study Thursday that finds that Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance is “much more effective” at dealing with wage theft claims than the process in Palm Beach County, where no such ordinance exists. The Miami-Dade measure is under attack in the courts, and in the state Legislature.

Occupy Miami protesters asked to leave temporarily

By | 11.10.11 | 12:43 pm

Occupy Miami protesters are reporting that county officials are requesting that they move from the area they have been occupying since Oct. 15 by 5 p.m. tonight.

Palm Beach religious coalition calls on lawmakers to support local wage theft ordinance

By | 11.08.11 | 1:30 pm

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, a coalition of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — told 450 of its members Monday night that it is urgent to continue their campaign to create a countywide anti-wage theft ordinance.

How Florida’s new elections law may impact the youth vote

By | 10.28.11 | 8:20 am

This week, reports surfaced of a New Smyrna Beach high school teacher becoming embroiled in possible legal problems because she preregistered high school students to vote. Unbeknownst to her, she was breaking newly enacted and controversial voting laws that make it more difficult for third parties to register voters.

South Florida Republicans file bill to allow casino gambling resorts

By | 10.27.11 | 4:27 pm

State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, yesterday filed an already debated gaming bill that allows casino gambling resorts and creates a government-managed Department of Gaming Control.

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