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High School Senior Founded a Charity to Provide Professional Attire to the Homeless

Leila J. Milgrim | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
Leila J. Milgrim

Kindness runs in Blair Israel's blood. As a young girl, Blair and her triplet brothers, Brett and Blake, were told stories about how her grandmother and grandfather took homeless people off the streets and welcomed them into their home in Ohio.

Docs v. Glocks Case Fires Up in Florida: ACLU Files Brief on First Amendment Speech Rights

Clay Calvert | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Florida physicians are caught in the National Rifle Association's crosshairs of censorship. That's the gist of the ACLU Foundation of Florida's argument in a brief filed this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Wollschlaeger vs. Governor of Florida.

Another Florida Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

A Broward County judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday. Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen issued the decision. Cohe...

Divorce Case Could Prompt 3rd Florida County To Topple Gay Marriage Ban

Miami Herald | Steve Rothaus | Posted 07.31.2014 | Miami

It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner. Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappe...

Dad Beats Up Man Who Allegedly Killed His Son In Courthouse Bathroom

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 02.08.2014 | Miami

A Florida man whose son was killed in an apparent drunken driving incident two years ago followed the accused driver into a bathroom at the Broward co...

Broward County Makes History

Sun Sentinel | Brittany Wallman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

In a testament to Broward County's diversity, commissioners on Tuesday selected as the new county mayor a black woman raised in the Muslim faith. Bar...

Trader Joe's Is Coming To Broward!

Sun Sentinel | Miriam Valverde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

For Broward County, the wait is finally over. Yes, you will get your very own Trader Joe's, in Pembroke Pines no less, come 2014. It seems like the h...

The Disturbing Reason This 5-Year-Old Was Kicked Off Her School Bus

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Parents

A Florida mother is upset after she says her 5-year-old daughter was kicked off a school bus upon getting sick this week. Erika Herrera says her da...

CUT: The Only Ambulance Serving Alligator Alley's East End

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

Tens of thousands of vehicles travel across the Florida Everglades on I-75 between Weston and Naples every day. Known as Alligator Alley, the desolate...

Bus Driver Inexplicably Drops Off Students In Wrong City

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

Several parents in Florida's Broward County School District are upset after a bus driver dropped their children off in the wrong city Monday afternoon...

LOOK: Why Downtown Hollywood Is Now Totally Cool

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

There's another South Florida neighborhood ending in "wood" that's being beautified with incredible street art. Just north of Miami, contemporary...

Progress in Prevention Since 2010

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The National Prevention Council's work is the first time such a broad and deep range of federal agencies have worked together to help Americans stay healthy and identify illness early.

South Florida's Child Hunger Rate Is Horrifying

Posted 07.19.2013 | Miami

South Florida may be filled with massive waterfront mansions, flashy nightclubs, and luxury shopping, but nearly a million residents are struggling to...

Superfriends!

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...

POLL: Should Broward County Be Renamed?

Posted 03.09.2013 | Miami

Palm Beach is the epicenter of Palm Beach County. Miami's the engine of Miami-Dade. But there's been no label of love for Fort Lauderdale, the hub of ...

WATCH: Dramatic Rescue After Worker Falls Into Water Tank

Posted 11.09.2012 | Miami

A painter was injured when he fell into a water tank in Lauderdale Lakes Friday morning. The man, identified by Local 10 as Shabam El Siaby of Balt...

Long Lines, Rick Scott, And 3.4 Million Votes In The Can

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Floridians have voted in force over the last few weeks, casting more than 3.4 million ballots to date. The Florida Division of Elections reports th...

Fire Bumps Fort Lauderdale Polling Station

Sun Sentinel | Heather Carney | Posted 10.30.2012 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE—A fire at the First Church of God, at 1242 N. Andrews Ave., means more than 2,000 voters will have to go to another polling place on...

When Workers Are Not Paid, We All Lose

Urbano Santos | Posted 12.22.2012 | Miami
Urbano Santos

Broward Commissioners have the opportunity to ensure a healthy and fair economic recovery in our county by approving the Wage Recovery Ordinance, which will help workers reclaim their wages and will protect honest business owners.

WATCH: Mitt Romney Blimp Crash Lands In Dem County

Posted 12.22.2012 | Miami

In South Florida's staunchly blue Broward County, Mitt Romney's message has gone down like a lead balloon -- or a thermal airship with his face on it....

VIDEO: Wild Night For Pompano Driver

Posted 10.09.2012 | Miami

Most South Florida drivers expect to be on defense when hitting the road, but not from gunshots aimed at their passenger side window. That was the ...

Broward Values Honesty, Not Theft

Jeanette Smith | Posted 12.09.2012 | Miami
Jeanette Smith

The Broward County Commission should be commended for taking a stand against the practice of wage theft and sending a clear message to anyone who wants to do business in Broward County -- we're an honest community and we want honest companies.

Saki Knafo

As Attacks Against Homeless Rise, Advocates Seeks Help From Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.13.2012 | Crime

Until 2004, when he turned 29, David Pirtle believed he had escaped the fate that had befallen his sister. He was managing several restaurants, taking...

Youth rehabilitation centers in Florida under scrutiny

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.21.2012 | Miami
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsA group of Florida public defenders is asking a state court to remove and stop sending troubled juveniles to a private...

School Board Votes to Stop Caring About Test Scores

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

So the intermediate Gatsby is, as it turns out, not Gatsby at all -- it's something 67-pages long that panders to possessors of feeble vocabularies, probably the types of kids who vomit before standardized tests.