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Gwen Margolis

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    August 15, 2013
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    February 2, 2012
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    August 19, 2010

    Miami Herald Recommends Two Deadbeats for Elected Office

    The Miami Herald recommends the fiscally irresponsible duo, Joe Celestin and Kevin Burns​With the primary election six days away, undecided voters usually turn to the Miami Herald's editorial board to help them decide who is the best candidate for the job. Unfortunately, Miami's only daily failed ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Kevin Burns Bounces Check, Attacks Rival (Updated)

    Kevin Burns​Former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns abandoned his campaign for U.S. Senate to run for state Senate, but maybe he should concentrate on getting his financial house in order first. This past June 28, Florida's division of elections notified Burns via letter that his bank did not ho ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Kevin Burns Shrugs at $118,000 Judgment and Other Financial Woes

    ​State senate candidate Kevin Burns knows a thing or two about mounting debts. After all the former North Miami mayor played an instrumental role in convincing Miami-Dade County courts to create a mortgage foreclosure diversion program two years ago so folks like him stay in their homes. At the ti ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Gwen Margolis Signals State Senate Return Run

    There are a few quirks in the practice of democracy here on the state and local level that I just don't get. Two of which Gwen Margolis knows all to well. Last November Gwen ran for Miami-Dade property appraiser and convinced 281,899 of you to vote for her, far more than her three competitors. ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    News Roundup

    Haha, what? That guy who was not Gwen Margolis won the property appraiser run-off election, and this was all totally worth $3 million. [Herald]Whoa, whoa, woa. Illinois. Florida would like to remind you we're the most corrupt state in the nation. Florida has had more convicted officials in the past ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Democracy in Action

    So on November 4, 281,899 Miami-Dade voters wanted Gwen Margolis as property appraiser, but that didn't count because it was less than 50 percent of the 670,395 total ballots cast. So we had to have a runoff election, and only 96,870 voters showed up. Of those, only 39,669 voted for Maroglis this ti ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Get Excited! Tomorrow Is Election Day!

    Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for all year: the runoff election for the county property appraiser! Seriously, though, the Electoral College has made Obama's victory official, and we still have not picked our property appraiser. See, this past November, Gwen Margolis got 72,000 votes more ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Democracy Is a Trickster in Race for Property Appraiser

    Former state Sen. Gwen Margolis, age 74, is one unhappy politician. And she’ll tell you why: A runoff is on the way for the position of Miami-Dade’s first elected property appraiser, despite her 72,000-vote lead over Pedro Garcia. “It’s one of the weirdest situations I’ve ever seen,” she ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Miami Loses

    Residents passed the amendment to ban gay marriage.

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    November 4, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Miami Loses

    Of course, Tuesday's presidential result made history. And we celebrated. But all is not well.

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    May 24, 2007

    See the World, One Couch at a Time

    I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.

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    January 11, 2007

    Lincoln-Douglas It Wasn’t

    "As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didn’t"

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    December 14, 2006

    Wicked

    Melt this commissioner

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    November 10, 2006
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    February 17, 2005
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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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    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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    August 30, 2001

    Digital Intrigue

    Did Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver deceive commissioners in an effort to steer a lucrative software contract to a friend? The friend says no. Shiver isn't talking.

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    August 2, 2001

    21-Plus & Holding

    Senior activist Margaret Weedman loves the Bible, the Golden Rule, and Rudyard Kipling

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    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

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    September 28, 2000

    Hiking, Camping, and Gay Bashing

    The Boy Scouts earn a merit badge for intolerance

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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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    August 5, 1999

    Riptide

    Weaving tangled Webs

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    April 15, 1999
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    January 14, 1999

    Port Whine

    Miami-Dade County's proposal to privatize public marinas has mariners up in arms

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    December 31, 1998
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    December 10, 1998
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    October 8, 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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    September 17, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Divine Right of Way

    Why is Miami's archbishop using a piece of waterfront public land as his own personal property? Because he can.

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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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    November 14, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    The Ethnic Chopping Block

    To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces

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    July 4, 1996
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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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    January 4, 1996

    Fare Trade

    Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine

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    December 28, 1995
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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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    July 13, 1995

    Dialing Your Dollars

    You say you haven't got a cellular phone? Heck, you own hundreds of 'em! And right now some local bureaucrat is using one to make a hairdressing appointment.

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    May 11, 1995

    Secrets and Sunshine

    One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?

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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 26, 1995

    Dade Divided

    One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.

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    January 19, 1994

    The Jockeying Club

    Dade County Commissioner Sherman Winn hasn't even announced whether he'll retire, but ambitious politicos are already lining up for battle

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