Jim DeFede

 

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  • 18 years ago | Columns

    CORRECTION: On February 14 New Times reported on a plan to protect Miami-Dade County's drinking water by levying a fee on the rock-mining industry. In the article, "Pollution Solution," New Times noted that County Manager Steve Shiver scuttled the...

  • 18 years ago | Columns

    As this year's legislative session came to a close, lobbyists for Miami-Dade County's rock-mining industry were up to their dirty tricks again. On March 15 an amendment was quietly added to House Bill 1535. It would have stripped local residents o...

  • 18 years ago | Columns

    For nearly a year, county commissioners have been grumbling over efforts by state Rep. Carlos Lacasa to rewrite the county charter and create a strong-mayor form of government. Lacasa had hoped commissioners would give earnest consideration to his...

  • 18 years ago | Columns

    Since September 11, local politicians have made efforts to assure us that security at the county's water-treatment facilities has been dramatically increased. While certainly a prudent course of action, it ignores a far greater danger. The real th...

  • 18 years ago | Columns

    "Over my dead body." In an odd way it's an old saying that now works for both John Rivera and Eddie Lee Macklin. The twenty-year-old Macklin was shot and killed last month by a plainclothes Miami-Dade police officer following a Martin Luther King ...

  • 18 years ago | Columns

    On Friday, February 15, Steve Shiver will attend a course on ethics. (Insert your own joke here. Let me get you started with a couple of easy ones: "Hey, Martha, get the skates. Looks like Hell is about to freeze over!" or "Steve Shiver taking a c...

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