Jessica Lipscomb is news editor of Miami New Times and an enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
22 hours ago | Drugs
A great deal of news coverage about America's decades-long opioid crisis tends to focus on rural white folks in states such as Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. But among the communities hardest hit by the epidemic, Native American tribes rank at...
4 days ago | Politics
As required for all stumping politicos, Joe Biden stopped in Miami yesterday for a meet-and-greet with Latinx voters. During an afternoon event in Little Havana at Ball & Chain, he did the requisite show of shaking hands and kissing babies. In a s...
9 days ago | Marijuana
Last month, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office ceremoniously announced it would no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases. The problem, according to top prosecutor Kathy Fernandez Rundle, is Florida recently legalized the possession of h...
11 days ago | News
For the past two years, reporters have slowing been dismantling the public persona of Baptist evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr., a "family values"-style Trump supporter with major political sway among evangelical voters. Oddly, many of the stories abou...
15 days ago | Politics
Despite the unfortunate distinction of having some of the most devastating mass shootings in the nation, Florida remains a fairly gun-friendly place. A state law passed in 2011 actually prohibits local governments from passing restrictions on fire...
17 days ago | News
Overnight, Hurricane Dorian has barely moved as it continues its assault on the Bahamas. Today the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will begin search-and-rescue missions in the Abacos. After confirming at least five dead so far, Bahamian officials re...