Congratulations, Miami-Dade! You're home to two of the five worst-run cities in the country.The rankings come from 247WallSt.com which used a number of factors to determine the list. Gross metropolitan product, public debt, unemployment rates, violent crime, poverty, home prices, the number of insur ... More >>
Almost one in four children in Florida lived below the poverty line in 2010, according to data from the US Census. That means 923,963 Florida kids live in poverty (defined as a family of four living on less than $22,314-a-year). That works out to 23.5 percent of all kids in the state. T ... More >>
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic enters its fourth decade, powerful antiretroviral drugs give patients hope at living long and relatively normal lives, but those drugs come with a hefty price tag and many patients rely on government assistance programs to obtain them. Florida's AIDS Drugs Assistance Prog ... More >>
A report released this month by the USDA's Economic Research Service shows food insecurity increased significantly in Florida from 2004-2006 to 2007-2009. Food insecurity means the inability, at times, to buy enough food for household members due to lack of funds or resources.
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Courtesy of Clinton Global Initiative UniversityBill Clinton at the first Global Initiative University at Tulane in 2008.University of Miami will be hosting former President Bill Clinton's third-annual Global Initiative University meeting this weekend, and while Clinton will be attracting the ove ... More >>
Palm Beach County circuit judge Krista Marx sat down with The Palm Beach Post and warned that crime , in the words of the paper, "is inexorably moving northward from Miami-Dade like red tide." Yes, because apparently crime is a mysterious and uncontrollable force of nature. Don't worry Mar ... More >>