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Arrest Made In Emaciated Animals Case

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

An 65-year-old woman is facing charges in the case of eight emaciated animals found Sunday in Southwest Miami-Dade. Migdalia Ameller, 65, was arres...

Dave Jamieson

Florida GOP Tries To Kill Anti-Wage Theft Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

A bill moving through the Florida legislature would kill any local laws designed to help workers recover wages owed by their employers, prompting demo...

The Sum of All Their Fears: Why District 7 Suffers While the Money Is in the Bank

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 05.05.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

For the better part of my nine months in office, I have been meeting, emailing, cajoling, convincing, explaining and seeking to settle disputes on three important projects.

Starving Horses, Injured Dog Found Abandoned Among Carcasses

Posted 05.05.2012 | Miami

A horrific scene greeted investigators Sunday at a remote property in Southwest Miami-Dade: 11 starving horses and one injured dog abandoned to die, l...

The Secret to Civic Longevity

Philip Picaza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Philip Picaza

Miami residents seem to be more interested in a one-night stand than an actual commitment, and who can blame them? For a city over a hundred years old, Miami is just starting to show its first signs of acne and a cracking voice.

New Project Launched to Increase Student Voting

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

David, a sophomore at Ohio Wesleyan College, registered to vote at a voter registration drive hosted on campus in 2010. As Election Day approached, he...

Carlos Harrison

Marco Rubio, Telegenic Tea Party Senator, Remains On Sideline Despite Talk Of VP Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 02.02.2012 | Latino Voices

As the Republican frontrunners battled for the vote in Florida, the primary race seemed to be as much about the state's freshman senator, Marco Rubio,...

The Florida Vote And The Campaign Of The Absurd

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

To really lure Hispanics, Romney said he'll veto the DREAM Act, which would give some undocumented youth a path to legalization, and Gingrich said he'll veto only half of it. Both promised English only in government.

Carlos Harrison

After Florida, It's A New Game For Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Now the Republican candidates go through the "Latino Looking Glass." Mitt Romney's decisive win in Florida came with the resounding support of the st...

Pit Bulls May Be Legal In Miami-Dade Once Again

Posted 01.23.2012 | Miami

In 1989, a pit bull ripped apart a young Miami girl's face and torso. In response, Miami-Dade made it illegal to own the short-snouted breed. Off...

Biking With Alligators

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

So the boyfriend and I are on our way to the Everglades to bike the Everglades' Shark Valley Loop Trail. I love the outdoors, I love exercising: this was perfect. And then I realized I was going to be biking 15.4 miles. With alligators.

90-Year-Old Miami-Dade Woman Faces Foreclosure

Posted 02.12.2012 | Miami

A 90-year-old woman in Southwest Miami-Dade is facing foreclosure on the modest home she's lived in for about 57 years, reports WSVN. "Where am I ...

Pass Or Fail? Miami-Dade Gets Its Report Card

Posted 12.07.2011 | Miami

Miami-Dade received its report card today and according to the Miami Herald, the district's math and reading scores place it at the top of the ranking...

Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.

Matt Sledge

Artist Defends Controversial Work At Marlins Ballpark

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.30.2011 | Miami

MIAMI -- Red Grooms isn't letting all the bad press about his kinetic sculpture for the new Marlins Ballpark get him down. In fact, the 74-year-old...

Cops: Man Torched Neighbor's Apartment With Molotov Cocktail -- Over $5 Debt

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A Florida man torched his neighbor's apartment over a $5 debt, according to police. Oscar Cairo faces a possible life sentence for allegedly throwi...

Classroom Heroes: Agriculture Teacher Adewale Alonge Cultivates Global Citizens

The Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ed. note: An earlier version of this story, based on interviews with Alonge, indicated that he taught his Ajifolokun 20 years ago. Alonge later rememb...

Miami's Hispanic Community Divided Over Coming Election

Claudia Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claudia Cruz

Vacations to Southern Florida usually involve visits to the beach, bike or boat rides through alligator territory, or day cruises to the Bahamas. Sel...