Among the placards lining the streets ahead of the August 14 elections, you might have noticed a blue-and-red poster with the name "De Yurre." If that rings a bell, there's a good reason: 59-year-old Victor De Yurre is the same guy who escaped a parade of investigations during his eight-year stint a ... More >>
Today's special election to fill two vacant city commission seats resulted with two familiar names returning to City Hall. Voters in District 1 returned Willy Gort to office. He previously held the seat until 2001 when he made an unsuccesful bid at the Mayor's office. He raplces the man who suc ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre In this year's City of Miami elections, the theme is "Taking It Back to the Old School," considering Frank Carollo, brother of mercurial ex-Mayor Joe Carollo, is running for Joe Sanchez's seat. And then there is Francis Xavier Suarez, who wants to replace Tomas Regalado on th ... More >>
You can tell information is factually accurate when the author prefaces his little article with a boast about how one time he called a Democratic congresswoman a "poverty pimp" to her face. Oh snap. He then blathers on, "If her constituents somehow became affluent -- in spite of her best efforts to ... More >>
Last week Forbes magazine named Miami the cleanest city in America. Yeah, I scoffed too. And so did most people commenting on the Forbes.com article. The study gave the most weight to air pollution and ozone levels, followed by lesser factors like water quality and per-capita spending on cleanup ... More >>
After years of go-nowhere schemes, that's the plan for Watson Island
Junkie, jailbird, cat burglar, widow, bride, entrepreneur Laurie Lichtman keeps on truckin'.
Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
For 21 years, the King Mango Strut has been a countercultural rebuke to Miami political chicanery
Miami's Downtown commissioner is still fighting, and still hopeful of big change
Best of this, best of that
Three Kings Parade
Miami mayoral candidate Manny Diaz may look like an outsider, but his political history places him squarely on the inside
Music Fest Miami is a complicated mission, but maybe no one understands Miami like a politician
From the issue of January 11, 2001
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
The Marlins cut a deal, and once again the pathetic public doesn't have a clue what just blew by
With the whole world watching, Miami's destiny calls: It's time for leadership!
Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.
How a citizens advisory board created to investigate illegal billboards became an industry support group
And in the case of the Miami Police Department: To Lose
Letters from the issue of June 15, 2000
Letters from the issue of June 1, 2000
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
You know you've got an image problem when ...
Placards for the implacable
After Miami Police Chief William O'Brien retired, a lot of people were left misty-eyed
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
Riding the Tiger
This Stadium Goes in This Park or Else!
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
A 50-year-old Biscayne Bay institution builds a dock to the 21st Century
Witnesses to the segregated history of Virginia Beach tell a sorry but inspiring tale
Miami city worker Caridad Rios swears she's never practiced Santera. Try telling that to the many politicians who befriend her -- or fear her.
Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.
Adrift in Miami's fierce political maelstrom, Donald Warshaw is one cool customer
Want to know what makes Miami's mayor really mad? Voter fraud, that's what.
If Humberto Hernandez has it his way, Miami's only black commissioner, Rev. Richard Dunn, will be history
An old pro is recruited to undertake a very disagreeable mission: Dig into the stinking mess at Miami City Hall. Here's what he found.
Now playing: A fight over a prime piece of Miami bayfront property. Will the city fo Hollywood or choose a tamer role for the old boat yard?