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 >>
In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb
Numbers never lie, as further examination of Public Health Trust bookkeeping reveals
A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid
Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
If you were Steve Shiver, why would you meet with one lobbyist when you could meet with a bunch of them?
Divide North Miami and you also divide a burgeoning Haitian-American voting bloc. Was that the plan?
Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas
Way up in the wilds of North Miami-Dade, where life can be gloriously tranquil, a residential dispute threatens to go nuclear
Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.
Miami-Dade's election workers are overworked, underpaid, and years behind
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.
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
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
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.
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?
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
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.
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?
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.
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
Miami's black community finally gets an honest shot at the county commission, and the scramble among candidates is on