Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling. A trial run of the program found that almost no state employees were failing, while an ap ... More >>
Three months after the federal government found that Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Coral Gables had violated the Civil Rights Act by building a trolley garage in West Grove, some folks are trying to bring the transportation service there. A petition posted Tuesday has collected more ... More >>
As if our public transit system wasn't already Byzantine enough, the city of Miami Beach is preparing to unveil another addition on Monday. As of right now, we have a handful of systems that work to an extent, but don't operate in conjunction. Instead of having one master public works project that t ... More >>
Great news, Miami. Next week, our latest Best of Miami issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 330 picks for the Magic City's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people and places. The issue hits stands next Thursday and the web next Tuesday, but in the meanti ... More >>
In February 2011 near Homestead, a Department of Transportation worker discovered an alligator with a man's body in its mouth, thrashing him back and forth. It didn't turn out to be a case of a man going for a swim in the wrong pond. After investigating, authorities determined the man had been ... More >>
Perhaps Rick Scott's biggest action during his first 100 days in office was the killing of Florida's federally-funded high speed rail project. It would have revolutionized our transit system and had an effect on the economy like no other project in recent Florida history. So, you would have hoped ... More >>
Kilbride's Facebook pictures shows him posing with Gov. Rick Scott.How far does the stench of corruption seep into Florida politics? Apparently, all the way down to the public university student government level.Impeachment papers have been filed against University of Central Florida Student Gove ... More >>
The City of Miami is suing Florida over keeping sex offender under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, but the Department of Transportation said the suit should have been filed on their home turf in Leon County. A judge ruled today that the lawsuit can continue in Miami-Dade. The city is alleging t ... More >>
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew from his commerce secretary appointment over the weekend owing to allegations that a company which donated to his presidential run was unfairly awarded a hefty state contract. Damn you, Rod Blagojevich, you've gone and made everyone extrasensitive about pol ... More >>
Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>
Janet Napolitano's sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Obama's cabinet.
Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>
Why are we taxpayers wasting $330 million to build Lexus lanes on I-95 north from downtown Miami? They are supposed to reduce congestion, but all they have accomplished so far is create confusion and traffic back-ups -- sometimes even more in the express lanes than the regular ones. The state tell ... More >>
A hurricane victim says she was hijacked by hired haulers
A leader in New Urbanism talks us through Miami's high and low spots
Thanks to generous taxpayers like you, Miami's top Coast Guard officer has a very swanky address
UM's Larry Brand flouts the grant system, pays the price
South Florida citizens take homeland defense into their own hands with Operation On Guard
Imagine what would happen if Hispanic mommies and daddies united with black mommies and daddies in petitioning the school district
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.
Where They Are Now
Despite this newspaper's best efforts, drivers still must suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous billboards
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
Letters from the issue of March 9, 2000
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Friends (and Money) in High Places
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
A South Florida dating service puts a new twist on auto-eroticism
The plan to landscape the newly rehabbed MacArthur Causeway finally takes root
For those baffled by those roadside "I HAVE DEFAULTED" traffic signs, Robert Elsey has a simple message: It works!