Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for 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.
5 days ago | News
For years, Miami resident Sabrina Zampa had no idea her teenage sons were regularly vaping. It was only last August, after discovering her son's Juul, that she learned her kids had been "juuling" since middle school. Her now-16-year-old son says h...
6 days ago | Politics
Stephen Bittel, a real-estate billionaire who enjoyed a short reign as head of the Florida Democratic Party before resigning in disgrace last fall, sexually harassed a female employee by describing his sexual partners' pubic hair, detailing his po...
8 days ago | Election
Florida already has a statewide office of counterterrorism. Despite this, an amendment was placed on the November 6 ballot asking voters if they favored the creation of an "office of domestic security and counterterrorism within [the] department o...
11 days ago | Election
On Thursday, as a new batch of Broward County ballots was counted, the margins grew tighter in several key Florida races. Those slim margins illustrate the importance of every single vote — but at least one overseas voter in Broward says the count...
13 days ago | Election
A frequently cited study from 2002 says if Florida had allowed felons to vote, Al Gore might have defeated George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election. At the time, 827,000 people in Florida had lost the right to vote due to felony conviction...
13 days ago | Celebrities
Forty-two percent — that's how many eligible voters in the United States usually don't cast ballots. It's a figure Frank Ocean wants to change. Tuesday, the notoriously reclusive singer made a surprise announcement that he was offering free mercha...