She ran her department like a pro, but she possessed one thing Alex Penelas and Steve Shiver couldn't tolerate: Integrity
Merrett Stierheim and Alex Penelas square off during Hurricane Michelle
Steve Shiver has always been the kind of public official you can bank on
Meet Robert Nachlinger, the man Steve Shiver has reason to fear
Come next week, the City of North Miami will be a very different place
Turns out the best possible way to rescue Miami-Dade's remaining rural farmland is to incorporate as a ... city. Huh?
Steve Shiver receives a letter of support from an old pal
Residents of tiny Miami Springs are doing battle over their town's future
Personal financial embarrassments and allegations of sexual impropriety have done nothing to spoil Derrick Miller's political fortunes in Opa-locka
Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him
Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas
One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top
He billed himself as a reformer, but a close look at Alex Penelas's record reveals a politician more in tune with ambition than innovation
Miami's mayoral meltdown has a long and nasty history
Riding the Tiger
A .22-Caliber Mayor with .357-Magnum Ambitions
Mayoral hopeful Marty Shapiro bills himself as the anti-development candidate for Miami Beach. Problem is, he's not.
How a former FBI agent with a yen for computers became one of the most powerful men in Miami
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
An emphatic mayor. Tons of polling. Heaps of money. But something went wrong with the Penelas campaign that couldn't.
In South Miami-Dade it's all in the land -- the earth, the profits, and the sweet deals
Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before
Mayor's staff finds a new protocol for corruption
Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts
The paving of Amelia Earhart Park is all about a political vendetta
Adrift in Miami's fierce political maelstrom, Donald Warshaw is one cool customer
Once a paragon of tolerance, the city of South Miami has become a hotbed of hate
Streets lined with rowdies, fistfights, gunshots, cops in ski masks. Is this what an entertainment district is supposed to look like?
During the Forties and Fifties, Mel Richard fought organized crime's incursion into Miami Beach. He's still crusading.
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
In the first weeks of his administration, Xavier Suarez isn't making many new friends, and he's not influencing many people either
No doubt about it, Raul Martinez is Hialeah's mayor-for-life. The question is: Can Herman Echevarria's Penelas-driven political machine succeed in killing him?
June 3 will either be doomsday for Miami Beach or just another opportunity for aspiring politicians to make political hay
Some say Miami Beach's Jose Garca-Pedrosa is a strong city manager. Others tend to employ more colorful language.
Wayne Huizenga drives a hard bargain at Homestead racetrack -- he'll make millions while Dade taxpayers are taken for a ride
An El Nuevo Herald reporter quits and becomes the political story in Hialeah
The hiring of the mysterious Zohar Lahav at $52,000 per year has critics of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo yelling foul
Animosity is all over Sweetwater like a not-so-cheap lawsuit
Hialeah Gardens buys its gasoline from pumps owned by a city councilman. A Hialeah Gardens city councilman.
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.
In the soap opera that is Hialeah politics, Herman Echevarria might be poised to supplant Raul Martinez as leading man.
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