Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke responds to a county commissioner's claim that Cubans made Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto tried to persuade his col ... More >>
Criminal behavior and slacking off aren't enough to get the boot from Miami City Hall.
Alex Izaguirre He didn't win the mayor's seat in 2005, but Spanish-language radio host Enrique Santos is considering a second run at public office.The popular shock jock, who mans the morning show for La Kalle 98.3, is looking to join the already crowded race to take over Miami City Commissioner Joe ... More >>
A fight over might The Miami-Dade Police Department's public corruptions unit has scalped its fair share of unscrupulous public officials over the years. They busted former county Commissioner Miriam Alonso and her husband for using her political campaign contributions as a personal slush fund. T ... More >>
Who's gonna grease my palm? The Downtown Bay Forum couldn't have known that their October 25 meeting — "Corruption & Scandals in Miami-Dade County: what are we going to do about it?" — would fall on the same day that former county commissioner Miriam Alonso would plead guilty to 2 ... More >>
Commish Natacha Seijas is still around. For now anyway.
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami
Don't hold your breath waiting for Miriam Alonso's criminal trial
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
Filmmaking in Miami: There is a time to just say no
Greed, thievery, corruption, and betrayal -- the sordid tale of Miriam Alonso's downfall
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
Top Cop Talks Shop: Yes, we've emerged from the dark ages, but can't we just skip over that part?
Miriam Alonso may be under criminal investigation but that hasn't distracted her from creating her own city
Police and prosecutors remember the old adage: Follow the money
Corruption investigators are delving into the county commissioner's every financial nook and political cranny
Investigators have a question for Miriam Alonso: Where'd the money go?
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.
Waste dumps, illicit lobbying, paid supporters, hidden agendas. Or politics as usual in Miami-Dade County.
The county cut off rent subsidies to Commissioner Miriam Alonso, then reversed itself. What a coincidence!
Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts
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
If you think being under federal indictment might have hurt Humberto Hernandez, you don't know the fine folks of District 3
The head honcho thinks The Alex and Miriam Show would be totally cool, but internal strife is boiling over at Radio and TV Marti
Fico Rojas wanted a treason trial for locals who sought dialogue with Castro. County commissioners named a street after him.
When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport
Steve Clark battles cancer and fierce rumors of his demise. He says he's more worried about the rumors.
The growling noise emanating from the Dupont Plaza -- that's the sound assistant city attorneys make when they grumble
This past Saturday, October 1, the Florida Press Club bestowed its annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at its convention in Gainesville. This year New Times won six awards in competition with other weeklies around the state.
Election night with Steve Clark, Miriam Alonso, and Raul Martinez
One newspaper praises Miriam Alonso, the other criticizes her. One newspaper sits comfortably in its newsracks, the other vanishes mysteriously. Coincidence?
Yes, that loudmouth in the fancy car really is the husband of mayoral hopeful Miriam Alonso. And yes, taxpayers are picking up the tab.
Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way