Jess Nelson is the 2019 writing fellow for Miami New Times. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to be living close to the water again after moving to Miami from New York. She studied history at UC Berkeley and investigative journalism at Columbia University.
10 hours ago | Lists
Miamians have their own version of the DMV handbook. Between the speeding, hit-and-runs, honking, and lack of turn signals, driving in Miami-Dade County should come with a warning sign.
2 days ago | Environmental
Nobody should be surprised that President Donald Trump selected his South Florida golf resort to host the G7 summit. Ever since this year's summit wrapped up in France, he's been pushing the Trump National Doral Miami as a venue and dismissed alle...
4 days ago | Education
A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) warns that recommendations issued by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission are militarizing public schools in Florida and putting students at risk.
5 days ago | Crime
Two "gain-time" bills making their way through the Florida Legislature would reform the state's harsh minimum sentencing laws — a move experts say would promote good behavior and public safety while saving the state hundreds of millions of dollars.
9 days ago | Environmental
Sea turtles suffering from toxic red tide exposure could benefit from a therapy used to treat human drug overdoses
11 days ago | LGBTQ
The nation's highest court will soon decide if it's legal to fire someone based on gender identity or sexual orientation — and Florida activists are watching closely to see how the decision will affect the LGBTQ community in the Sunshine State.