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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.

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,...