iOS app Android app

Miami Dade

Undoing Miami's "Paved Paradise": An Interview with Meg Daly

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Pascal Mittermaier

I recently met Meg Daly, the visionary behind The Underline: a 10-mile long, nature-inspired cycle and pedestrian track that will run through the hear...

Grandma Fights To Stay In The Treehouse She's Lived In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2016 | Fifty

Treehouses are the sort of thing grandparents might build for their grandkids to play in. But for Shawnee Chasser of North Miami, Florida, a treehouse...

What Does Sex Have to Do With It?

Jane Wells | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Jane Wells

Sex trafficking, genocide, environmental degradation. All these issues are happening side by side, often intertwined and very often under our noses in plain sight.

Joe Biden Jokes About 2016 Speculation

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden flew to Miami on Wednesday to deliver a speech on higher education and income inequality. But as he began his prepared remarks...

Muslim Prisoners Say They Are Forced To Compromise Beliefs In Miami-Dade Prisons

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion

Muslim inmates in facilities within the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department say they've been forced to eat food prohibited by ...

When A Judge Recognizes The Accused As A Former Classmate

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime

Courtroom cameras captured the bittersweet moment that a south Florida judge realized the burglary suspect in front of her was a former middle-school ...

80-Year-Old Graduates From College With Honors Alongside Two Of Her Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Students of all ages have a lot to learn from this determined octogenarian. Rosa Salgado graduated this past weekend from Miami-Dade College in Fl...

Obama Announces Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Help

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.11.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Since it was introduced, FAFSA has been simplified. In 2009 it took as much as an hour and half to fill out. Today, intuitive, online software lets parents and students skip irrelevant questions and load financial info directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.

On Top of Old Smokey: A Miami Middle School's Community Awareness Campaign

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 04.30.2014 | Miami
J. Patrick Redmond

G.W. Carver Middle School is one of 15 national finalists in Samsung's "Solve for Tomorrow" education contest which gives schools across the United States the opportunity to win more than $2 million in technology. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit with Ms. Vazquez and talk about her students' accomplishment.

Unintended Consequences to Miami-Dade Taxi Tech

Luis Andre Gazitua | Posted 03.31.2014 | Miami
Luis Andre Gazitua

County commissioners are scheduled to make significant changes this week, including upgrading taxis and the technology inside them. Unfortunately, sometimes the most well-intentioned legislation creates unintended consequences when involving new technologies.

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...

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

12 Good Things That Happened In Miami-Dade

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 03.01.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez had a few good things to gloat about in his annual State of the County address Thursday -- and not just the opening j...

Jason Cherkis

Marco Rubio's Personal Finances Don't Match His Rhetoric

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the nation on Tuesday night, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio came with a simple message. "More government isn't going ...

Miami-Dade Schools Top Cop Demoted

Posted 01.31.2013 | Miami

The police chief of Miami-Dade Schools was demoted Thursday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations from female employees. Embattled top cop J...

Alexander Eichler

'It Would Have Been Nice To Actually Choose': One Voter And Her Absent Absentee Ballot

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

For Cristina, a second-year law student from Miami, voting in this year's election was going to be especially meaningful, since it wasn't something pe...

Dispatch From South Florida, Democracy's Inaction

Meredith Bagby | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami
Meredith Bagby

Bring a flashlight, two sandwiches, plenty of water, a fold-out chair and a wide-brimmed hat. Do not attempt this feat if you are elderly, can't stand for long periods of time or have a heart condition. No, you are not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -- you are going to vote in South Florida.

Janie Campbell

VIDEO: Chaos Reigns At Miami-Dade Elections Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Campbell | Posted 11.05.2012 | Miami

Chaos ensued at Miami-Dade Elections headquarters Sunday when officials closed the doors early on nearly 200 people who had been promised an extra fou...

Some Florida Teachers Must Work An Extra Hour Each Day, While Uncertainty Regarding Pay Continues

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Some Florida teachers will be made to teach an extra hour each day, with their compensation for that additional hour still in flux, WPLG reports. I...

MAST Academy: How the Miami Dade County Public School Board Is Selling Its Soul

Suzan McDowell | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

MAST Academy is the living proof that public education can work.

WATCH: Teen's Forehead Impaled In Spearfishing Accident

Posted 06.08.2012 | Miami

As first reported by WSVN7, a teenage boy is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after a spearfishing gun was reportedly fired accidental...

'Swamp Wars': Huge Burmese Python Found in Swimming Pool On Christmas Day

Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

On "Swamp Wars" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Animal Planet) one family found a very nasty Christmas Day visitor lurking in their pool: a 13-feet-long Burmese p...

Cut Cuba-Syria Ties to Receive Public Funds

Mauricio Claver-Carone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Mauricio Claver-Carone

HB 959 is not a "trade bill," it's a procurement bill, legislation that defines who we Floridians want to profit from building our highways, bridges, structures and public-service contracts.

New Video Game-Themed High School Program May Be A Hard Sell

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

Never mind video games getting in the way of homework or learning time. At one Florida school, video games are homework. A new magnet program at M...

Jackson Hospital Executives Should Start "Right-Sizing" Their Own Pay

Jose Suarez | Posted 05.30.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

Despite the fact that Jackson hospital includes some of the best ranked institutions in the country, over 1,100 hard working medical professionals are expected to be put out into the street mid April. Talk about no good deed going unpunished.