• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Miami-Dade Democrats' New Chairman Wants Recreational Pot Legalized in Florida

    The Miami-Dade Democrats have a new chairman and on one hot-button issue, he's got one of the strongest positions in the state: Sen. Dwight Bullard thinks marijuana should be legal not just for medical purposes but for recreational use. "Marijuana, whether medical or recreational, could be another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Continues to Crumble: Broward Judge Rules Against It

    Always a little late to the party, but still ahead of the rest of Florida, Broward County has joined the movement to strike down Florida's ban on same sex marriages. A judge in Broward this afternoon has ruled that Florida's ban is unconstitutional, a judgment that follows two similar opinions out o ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2014
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    July 29, 2014

    Iraq Veteran Nick Cutter's Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital

    The man eating breakfast certainly looked like Nicholas Cutter. He had the same pale skin. The same shaved head. The same technicolor tattoos peeking from beneath his T-shirt like graffiti on a whitewashed wall. Yet, from across the kitchen table, his sister Rainy saw a stranger. Once an extroverte ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2013
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    January 17, 2012

    Poll: Obama Leads Romney 62-29 in Miami Area

    We know you're tired of polls. Mitt Romney has taken a commanding lead in Florida primary polls, and will all but certainly beat his rivals. After that, Florida polls are likely to show a neck and neck battle between Romney and Obama. This Tarrance Group poll conducted for the Everglades founda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Medical Marijuana's Unlikely New Florida Savior Is 64-Year-Old Larcenia Bullard

    ‚ÄčIf you'd told Larcenia Bullard 35-years ago - back when she was teaching school kids for a living -- that she'd one day use her lofty platform as a Florida state Senator to advocate for marijuana reform, she would have banished you to the principal's office. "I would not have possibly imagined th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Hatuey Beer Returns as a Microbrew

    The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.‚ÄčThe new Hatuey (pronounced ah-TWAY) Beer returned to bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties this past summer. The original Hatuey was first produced in Santiago de Cuba around 1927. By 1959 it was Cuba's favorite cer ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty

    The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Renaissance Swamp Man

    Lucky Cole likes nudes. Who doesn't?

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Sidewalk Salvation

    Preach. Convert. Repeat.

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    The Big Cypress Deal

    The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Admitting Terror, Part 2

    The INS has its own peculiar way of meting out justice: Promote the supervisor who intentionally misled Congress and harass the inspector who warned of terrorists

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Deep Well Infection

    A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Hiking, Camping, and Gay Bashing

    The Boy Scouts earn a merit badge for intolerance

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    DeFede: Deconstructing Alex

    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

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    July 13, 2000


    Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Wages of Welfare War

    Down in the Liberty City projects, a growing number of women's voices are just saying no to workfare as we know it

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    School of Hard Rocks

    From his wheelchair Doug Burris runs the show, loud and proud, at Miami Beach High

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Florida City's Main Man

    Hubert Albury is a fixture in South Miami-Dade's political scene. He also cooks a mean pigeon peas and rice.

  • Culture

    January 14, 1999
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    November 26, 1998
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    May 14, 1998
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    January 1, 1998

    The Resurrection of Robert Tilton

    Dogged by grabby ex-wives and financial scandals, a Texas prophet-for-profit brings his TV act to Miami Beach

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Chomp in the Swamp

    Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs

  • Calendar

    August 14, 1997
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    January 9, 1997

    A Key Battle

    The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.

  • News

    December 12, 1996
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    August 1, 1996

    Playing With Fire

    That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    Judgment Day

    After two years of litigation, a libel lawsuit against New Times is tossed out

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Sorry About That Chief

    As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process

  • News

    August 10, 1995

    Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Sue

    How does a primate end up at the center of a courtroom battle? When animal dealer Matthew Block is involved, it's not so difficult

  • News

    June 29, 1995

    The Protectors

    In the child abuse trenches with a Dade County HRS protective investigator

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Do You Detect a Draft?

    Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure

  • News

    May 4, 1995

    Field of Teens

    When you grow up in the migrant labor camps of South Dade, sometimes it's gang life -- and sometimes it's no life

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Black in the Red

    Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.

  • News

    February 9, 1994

    The Racket Club

    There's good money to be made in the game of insurance fraud. Maybe that's why some greedy people are so willing to hustle for clients, fake injuries, stage car accidents, and tell lies.

  • News

    September 15, 1993
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    December 23, 1992

    Her Brother's Keeper: Part 2

    It wasn't quite the resolution he or his sister had hoped for, but John Popejoy's child-molestation case is finally closed

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    April 1, 1992
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    November 14, 1990
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    July 11, 1990

    Pretrial Services

    Of approximately 55,000 people arrested and charged with felonies in Dade County every year, more than 20,000 are released under the aegis of Pretrial Services while awaiting trial