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Betty Ferguson

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    May 5, 2011
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    December 31, 2008

    Esto solo pasa en Meeyami

    Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arrio ... More >>

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    March 11, 2004

    Hit 'Em Where They Live

    In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb

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    January 29, 2004

    An Embarrassment of Audits

    Numbers never lie, as further examination of Public Health Trust bookkeeping reveals

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    August 21, 2003

    Land Grab

    Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?

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    June 13, 2002

    The Thick Blue Line

    Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops

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    May 23, 2002

    The Hot Seat

    Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble

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    April 4, 2002

    Pollution Solution, Part 2

    If you were Steve Shiver, why would you meet with one lobbyist when you could meet with a bunch of them?

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    December 13, 2001

    Multiple District Disorder

    Divide North Miami and you also divide a burgeoning Haitian-American voting bloc. Was that the plan?

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    February 15, 2001

    True Colors

    Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas

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    January 18, 2001

    Distant Neighbors

    Way up in the wilds of North Miami-Dade, where life can be gloriously tranquil, a residential dispute threatens to go nuclear

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    August 10, 2000

    That's Rich

    Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.

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    July 13, 2000

    A Fine Mess

    Miami-Dade's election workers are overworked, underpaid, and years behind

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    November 26, 1998
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    September 24, 1998

    How To Save the Neighborhood

    Let's say you've got a serious zoning problem. Here's what you do: Show up at county hall with armed with allies and solid arguments. Surely your elected representatives will do the right thing.

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    July 23, 1998

    Don't Call Me a Lobbyist!

    Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract

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    July 9, 1998

    Gelber Unbound

    He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay

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    July 3, 1997
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    February 27, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
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    June 20, 1996

    Token Ridership

    Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.

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    May 9, 1996
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    April 4, 1996

    The 11th Commandment

    The bumper stickers are everywhere. The banners can't be missed. Dade County is a veritable vision in Love Your Neighbor regalia. But is everyone out there really happy?

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    March 21, 1996

    Jailhouse Rumble

    If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up

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    March 14, 1996

    Your Tax Dollars at Work (Hiccup!)

    The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.

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    February 22, 1996

    Smeared for Takeoff

    American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story

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    February 1, 1996

    Flying Blind

    Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.

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    August 17, 1995

    In the Dead of the Night

    While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?

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    April 13, 1995
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    April 13, 1995

    First Class All the Way

    You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.

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    February 23, 1995

    The Commish

    She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?

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    January 13, 1993

    From The Back of the Bus to the Driver's Seat

    Miami's black community finally gets an honest shot at the county commission, and the scramble among candidates is on

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