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Miami Dade County

The Lonely Gringo: A (Sometimes) Sad and Annoying Tale of Life in Miami

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.18.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Miami is an interesting landscape to navigate. I'm not going to say this place is strange or weird, because it's just as much beautiful and fascinating, so interesting is a safe adjective.

Congress Finally Acts to Prevent Police Killings, But Will it Make a Difference?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If the United States had better trained, more professional police, we certainly would not have so many police homicides, which are tearing apart the social fabric of our country.

Save Miami-Dade Libraries Because an Educated Community Is Priceless

John Quick | Posted 11.18.2014 | Miami
John Quick

You can't have a world class city with a decaying library system. Libraries are inextricably linked to education and quality of life factors that are central to the future economic growth of Miami-Dade County.

Endangered Florida Forest Lands To Be Bulldozed For A Walmart

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

A section of an endangered Florida forest may soon be home to a new Walmart. In a move that’s enraging environmentalists, the University of Miami...

Owner: Heat Are Committed To Miami Through 2040

AP | By TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Saying they reaffirm the team's commitment to the city, the Miami Heat announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to extend their ...

Who's Gotten The Chop

Miami Herald | Douglas Hanks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Miami

Since becoming mayor in 2011, Carlos Gimenez has presided over a shrinking government workforce. Some payrolls have shrunk more than others. Compar...

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

Ready To Pony Up $830 Million?

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson July 2 (Reuters) - Miami-Dade County legislators on Tuesday passed a November referendum that will ask voters to a...

County Corruption Strikes Again!

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

A Hollywood man used his Miami-Dade County government job to obtain more than $13,000 worth of bribes -- including a new stove, refrigerator and air c...


Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 08.06.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE The mayors of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are each extending a hand beyond their borders to cooperate on initiatives t...

OUSTED: Beacon Council CEO

Miami Herald | Douglas Hanks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami

Another Embarrassment For Enterprise Florida

Posted 02.26.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Who'd have guessed a lawsuit-laden sugar company run by a former cocaine trafficker wasn't a great partner for Miami-Dade and Florida officia...

Bus Stop to Nowhere

Raquel Regalado | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

In the following months we will discuss school security at the national, state and school board levels and work to safeguard the physical safety and mental health of our students. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools we have taken a first step.

Yet ANOTHER Way The County Screwed Itself On Marlins Park

Miami Herald | Charles Rabin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

Building the Miami Marlins' new stadium may end up costing tens of millions of dollars less than planned. And where would the left-over money go? T...

WOAH! You Won't Believe Who This Bodybuilder Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

"Bro, you're f***ing diesel" is definitely something Miami guys tell themselves in a mirror -- and it's likely what people have been telling bodybuild...

Structural Problems Force Emergency Lane Closures On Bear Cut Bridge

Posted 01.05.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade's infrastructure problems don't stop at a sewage system "held together by chewing gum." Emergency lane closures were implemented indefin...

County Completes Two Construction Projects Without Building Permits

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Francisco Alvarado Building permit? Miami-Dade County doesn't need any stinkin' building permit! ...

Obama Leads In Miami, Romney Closes Cuban Gap

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Miami

President Obama is holding a comfortable lead in Miami-Dade County, while Republican Mitt Romney has nearly overwhelmingly captured the votes of Cuban...

AUDIT: County Wasted $2.3 Million

Posted 09.11.2012 | Miami

The Office of the Inspector General released its annual audit of Miami-County Tuesday after finding almost $2.6 million in “questionable costs, loss...

Defeated County Candidates File Lawsuits

Miami Herald | Posted 10.28.2012 | Miami

Citing the ongoing absentee-ballot fraud investigation in Hialeah, two Miami-Dade politicians who lost their election contests two weeks ago say they ...

Woah! Loftus Retiring Early

Miami Herald | DAVID OVALLE | Posted 10.16.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police Director Jim Loftus, a popular leader among the ranks of the department, is retiring early, the department confirmed Thursday. Th...

Miami Republicans Tell Michelle Obama To Drop Out Of Their School

Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami

Republican members of the Miami-Dade School Board in Florida -- a heavily contested battleground state this November -- sent a message to First Lady M...

Happy Michael Bay Day!

Posted 08.05.2012 | Miami

We were expecting fireworks on waking, a fight between CGI'd port cranes by breakfast, and a Ben Affleck death scene before our first cafecito. But ap...

County Workers Send Amazing Gift To Trayvon Martin's Mom

Posted 05.13.2012 | Miami

Thanks to a massive donation from fellow Miami-Dade County employees, Trayvon Martin's mother will be able to take about 8 months of paid leave from h...