The Miami-Dade County Commission has now officially put its stamp of approval on the Miami Dolphin's plan to seek tax money to provide upgrades to the aging Sun Life Stadium. Only four of the thirteen commissioners voted against the measure.
Hopefully you don't have a midnight massage habit, because the state of Florida may limit the hours massage therapists cab work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bill recently passed a state House subcommittee, and if the whole House passes the law, it could go into effect as soon as October 1.
Ever wondered who the first people in the club are and how they got there? Maybe they had dinner next door and after one too many drinks, needed a place to let loose and burn off all the calories they just consumed.Or maybe they had dinner and drinks in the club. This is a trend we've been seeing. D ... More >>
To the surprise of many Miamians -- the confines of Florida stretch above and beyond the 305. And while the rest of the Sunshine State might be a little more, ahem, rural, than we're used to, other cities do have their unique charms. Take Tallahassee, for example. Our illustrious state capital, al ... More >>
What the hell happens up in Tallahassee sometimes? Seriously?See, the apparently powerful dog grooming lobby convinced our elected officials to take time out of their busy legislative session to lift an old ban on dying live animals. They were actually successful, but the ban now means that the cont ... More >>
A three-judge panel from Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal has upheld the right of Florida's fathers to slap their teenage daughters on the ass without fear of facing domestic violence charges. The ruling overturned an earlier judgement from a Tallahassee judge, who granted a domestic violen ... More >>
We knew that Tallahassee's recent $500-million-plus slashing to Medicaid reimbursements would have some pretty dire consequences. Unfortunately, a 35-year-old Miami Beach institution that serves as a second home for dozens of developmentally disabled adults is acting as the canary in the c ... More >>
The right to blast your crappy music through your car stereo at top volume while driving down the road with minimal repercussions is a right that many Miamians hold dear and regularly exercise. But recently some politicians in Tallahassee wanted to strip us of this basic freedom. Thankfully, the ... More >>
Tallahassee is not only the political capital of Florida, but also apparently the pot-smoking capital of America. Surprisingly, Miami, most often associated with drugs, doesn't even make the Daily Beast's list of Mary Jane-loving cities. Then again, maybe it's not much of a surprise that college ... More >>
Once every six weeks or so, a small, sober group of bureaucrats and cops gathers in a conference room in Tallahassee. Members of the group synch their iPhones to urbandictionary.com, bone up on the latest texting slang, and then laugh their asses off for an hour or two. They're the License Plate ... More >>
Local pride took another hit today. Fresh off that embarrassing #4 party school ranking from Playboy, a Web site run by a white British blonde reports Miami is not one of the country's top 40 pot-smoking cities. Tina Brown's The Daily Beast compiled a list of America's most stoned cities in hon ... More >>
A bunch of tea baggers held a rally on the steps of the Florida capitol up in Tallahassee today, and politicians including Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp came out and spoke to them while standing by a podium made to look like two crates stamped with the word "Tea."Naked Politics reports that one of the s ... More >>
Considering the chief financial officer job is the only statewide position up for re-election in 2010 that the Democrats currently hold, they should be eager to keep it. But with CFO Alex Sink running for governor, no big-name Dem has stepped forward to run. In fact, the only one who has reg ... More >>
The FSU Women's Basketball Team's website looks more like a prom scrapbook than a site for a high-ranked athletic program. Unsurprisingly, it's raising some eyebrows.The new campaign, put together by Ron Sachs Communications (which does a lot of business in Tallahassee), features the team posing ... More >>
A house-kicking Colombiano.
LocalWhoops, cutting a deal with the black community sounded look a smooth move for Marlins Stadium supporters, but turns out it is unconstitutional. [Herald]The suitcase trial ended with a four year prison sentence for a Venezuelan businessman. [BBC]Here is a story about Puppies ...that die. It is ... More >>
The Herald started out its week on various death lists, cut 175 people (including one on her birthday), and left people questioning whether Miami will even have a daily paper anymore. Meanwhile, one of the paper's more infamous famous employees landed a job, because there is no justice in the world. ... More >>
If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.New Times photoHaitian farm workers in HomesteadA few months after the latest sla ... More >>
Frederica Wilson and her extensive hat collection have pretty much done everything they can in Tallahassee. The Miami democrat has served in both houses of the State legislature, and now she's made it official that she'll be seeking the congressional seat Rep. Kendrick Meek is leaving behind in his ... More >>
It has been almost two years since New Times exposed a disturbing, state-mandated colony of sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Since then, city commissioners have received dozens of angry letters, international news programs have aired footage, and the amount of banished men under ... More >>
Miami boy Kendrick Meek became the first official announced candidate for the 2010 Senate race, sure to be one of the most dramatic in the nation. As expected, he announced it this morning, and used much of the same "This is about Florida" rhetoric we commented about earlier. He's not taking things ... More >>
Things were really weird yesterday (Did you miss me? No? Oh,thanks.), and I ended up briefly at the Opa-locka Executive Airport before heading up to West Palm Beach, only to turn around and drive back to Miami. Anyway, the runway was busy with lots of bigwigs flying in for the BCS game. Bigwigs such ... More >>
Florida Dems, let us share a bit of well-known advice that helped your national party unseat a seemingly unbeatable Republican incumbent back in '92: It's the economy, stupid. After re-electing party chairwoman Karen Thurman this weekend, the state Democrats vowed to continue their crusade again ... More >>
Or is it? With the budget ax hovering, we might never know.
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