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Katy Sorenson

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    April 12, 2013

    Miami, Now's Your Chance To Yell At Banana Republican In Person About Gun Control

    Back in February, Banana Republican tackled the thorniest, hot-button political issue of the moment: banning assault rifles. Even though I took an objective approach to the subject, a majority of comments in response to the cover story were full of invective and sabre rattling from gun enthusiasts f ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 28, 2010

    Steve Marin Is A Big Winner In 2010 Elections

    ​As the 2010 election cycle winds down in the next six days, Banana Republican would like to congratulate lobbyist and campaign consultant Steve Marin for pulling in the big bucks. And if any of his candidates still vying for an elected seat win On November 2, we can only imagine he will solidify ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Magic City Casino, Pari-Mutuels Get Millions In Tax Cuts By Lobbying, Union Busting

    ​Today, under the council oak tree, Charlie Crist will powwow with the Seminole Tribe. At their Hollywood casino, the powerful tribe will host the signing ceremony of the Seminole Compact, a gaming deal that is expected to generate billions for the state, and many more for the already flush Semino ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Katy Sorenson: A Good Lady Steps Away From the Game

    Can't blame Commissioner Katy Sorenson for calling it a day. Sixteen years is a longMiami-Dade CountyKaty Sorenson fought and, sometimes, won against special interests. Let's hope her successor does the same.​ time to spend battling the unreformable majority on the county commission.For a dec ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Hey George! Who's On First?

    Alex Izaguirre In case you missed it, during the early hours of July 1, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved a revision to the financing plan for the Marlins baseball stadium that is going to end up costing us $2.4 billion - a number that somehow eluded the intellectual prowess of financial gur ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    FPL Refuses to Answer Public Concerns over Nuclear Safety at Turkey Point

    Just before midnight last February, the top nuclear operator at Turkey Point quit on the spot and stormed out of the plant, convinced that profit-hungry FPL executives were pushing the nuclear reactor to restart too soon after a shutdown. A little mishap you might have heard of in a Ukranian town ca ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    Marlins Stadium Skeptics

    Fish, listen up! Your new neighbors don't trust you.

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    March 25, 2009

    Little Havana Doesn't Trust Miami Marlins

    Luis Montealegre poured a café Cubano on Tuesday, paid a delivery guy for croquetas, and peered east a few blocks from his corner cafeteria. There was only blue sky where a $634 million Marlins baseball stadium will soon rise. "This is the poorest part of the city, the one that needs the most help, ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Dennis Moss Picks Committee Chairs

    Dennis Moss is done putting together the new make-up of the county commission's committees and I'm impressed with most of his selections. In case you don't know, the commissioners use the committee system to hammer out decisions that ultimately impact our tax dollars, from formulating new ways to ta ... More >>

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
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    December 16, 2004
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    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

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    July 1, 2004

    Two in the Bush

    Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis

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    April 10, 2003

    One Man, One Vote, One Problem

    Redland activists have a name for their inability to exercise self-determination: Steve Shiver

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    July 11, 2002

    The Snake Pit

    The county jail is one of the largest psychiatric facilities in Florida

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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

    A Man in Fool

    Free cops for your next event? Dorrin Rolle says yes.

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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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    February 21, 2002

    The Art of War

    Rep. Carlos Lacasa adds a new chapter to the Sun Tzu classic, set in Miami-Dade County

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    December 13, 2001

    It's a Wonderful Decision

    The Bush administration makes it unanimous: No commercial airport in Homestead

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    September 20, 2001

    Greener Acres

    The Redland solution: If you want to remain rural, become a city

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    June 21, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of June 21, 2001

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    June 14, 2001

    Shadow Dwellers

    Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.

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    May 3, 2001

    We Built This City

    Turns out the best possible way to rescue Miami-Dade's remaining rural farmland is to incorporate as a ... city. Huh?

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    March 22, 2001

    Strike Three

    Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him

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    January 25, 2001

    Victory!

    Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.

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    January 25, 2001

    The Manager's Many Friends

    One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top

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    November 23, 2000

    Collision Course

    On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.

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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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    April 27, 2000

    DeFede

    Riding the Tiger

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    February 10, 2000

    Screwing up the Center

    Years behind schedule and way over budget, the performing arts center is another Miami miracle

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    October 7, 1999

    DeFede

    The Shadow King

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    December 10, 1998
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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.

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Final Harvest

    Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed

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    October 2, 1997
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    June 5, 1997
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    May 29, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    July 4, 1996
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    May 16, 1996

    Queen of the Kingmakers

    If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada

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    May 9, 1996
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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

  • News

    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 20, 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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