Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and a self-identifying and enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism. She has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and is the winner of a national Society for Features Journalism award.
5 days ago | Environmental
After Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement earlier this month, effectively ignoring the will of the American people, CEOs of the nation's largest companies, and members of his own party, progressive leaders across the country vowed to ba...
6 days ago | News
After 9/11, local governments began tightening security like never before. Surveillance cameras now monitor nearly every inch of municipal buildings, while courthouses have beefed up their entrances with TSA-style checkpoints. In an urgency to pro...
8 days ago | Longform
Vagner Dapresa walked into the West Flagler convenience mart looking for justice. He'd been pumping gas the night before when another customer had shouted at him: "You've been looking at me a lot — and I don't like faggots looking at me." Th...
11 days ago | News
In 2007, a jury convicted Liberty City native Harrel Braddy of kidnapping a 5-year-old and leaving her to die on the side of Interstate 75, where she was eaten alive by alligators. Eleven jurors believed Braddy should be put to death, but one disa...
12 days ago | Environmental
For well over a year, Florida environmentalists and water protectors have been sounding the alarm about the Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline, a behemoth, 515-mile natural gas pipeline cutting through the state's vulnerable wetlands and above the ...
19 days ago | News
Each year, about 5,000 Floridians are sent to one of the state's seven mental health facilities. Some have been committed under the Baker Act for evaluation and treatment. Others are defendants found too mentally incompetent for a trial or guilty ...