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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If 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 >>
The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.The 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 >>
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
Lucky Cole likes nudes. Who doesn't?
Preach. Convert. Repeat.
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
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
A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink
The Boy Scouts earn a merit badge for intolerance
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
Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.
Down in the Liberty City projects, a growing number of women's voices are just saying no to workfare as we know it
From his wheelchair Doug Burris runs the show, loud and proud, at Miami Beach High
Hubert Albury is a fixture in South Miami-Dade's political scene. He also cooks a mean pigeon peas and rice.
Dogged by grabby ex-wives and financial scandals, a Texas prophet-for-profit brings his TV act to Miami Beach
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.
That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm
After two years of litigation, a libel lawsuit against New Times is tossed out
As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process
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
In the child abuse trenches with a Dade County HRS protective investigator
Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure
When you grow up in the migrant labor camps of South Dade, sometimes it's gang life -- and sometimes it's no life
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.
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.
It wasn't quite the resolution he or his sister had hoped for, but John Popejoy's child-molestation case is finally closed
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