Mike Clary

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  • 13 years ago | Longform

    With winter here, these are the glory days in Everglades National Park. Cold fronts chase the mosquitoes, alligators congregate where visitors can easily see them, and, as if on cue, anhingas and herons preen and pose to accommodate anyone toting ...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Guards at the Miami-Dade County Jail would seem to have enough to think about, right? After all, they are charged with watching over some of the area's most dangerous criminals, as well as more than 300 mentally ill inmates, in what amounts to one...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Almost forgotten in the post-November 5th victory celebration by Jeb Bush and the Republican Party was one stinging election day defeat for the GOP: the passage of Amendment 11, which could throw a monkey wrench into the governor's plan to turn un...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Thugs known to bust on sight God bless my crazy life, La vida loca homie Livin that thug life. -- Tupac Shakur, "M.O.B." Loss of Innocence Nineteen-year-old Watson Chery knew the Eastside boys wanted to take him out. One Tuesday last spring he cam...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Each afternoon, as the golden Labs romp with the miniature poodles that nip playfully at the flanks of the Dobermans, the young professionals who overpaid for their starter dogs stand around under the ficus trees in Coconut Grove's Blanche Park an...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    If only the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow were a panda. Or had big mournful eyes, like Bambi. Or could project just a little more personality. "It's not like they're gorgeous," concedes field biologist Julie Lockwood. "And they are not eas...

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