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Miami Herald Employees Announce Union Drive UPDATED

13 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Months after reporters revealed McClatchy News CEO Craig Forman had received a $1 million bonus and $35,000 per-month housing stipend while laying off journalists and other workers at his news corporation, employees in the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald newsrooms today publicly announced they plan to unionize.

New Bill Would Undo Ban on Sanctuary Cities, Forbid Detention Based on Immigration Status

27 days ago by Manuel Madrid
The battle over Florida's controversial ban on sanctuary cities doesn't look like it will be settled anytime soon. As state lawmakers return to Tallahassee this week to jockey over priorities for the 2020 legislative session in January, Hialeah Rep. Cindy Polo is taking square aim at the contentious anti-sanctuary law, which was forced through by Republican lawmakers in May at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

A Miami-Based Jail Health-Care Company Profits While Patients Die

28 days ago by Brittany Shammas
The voice on the other end of the line sounded so thin, so frail, that at first Erika Williams didn't recognize it as her son's. It was only by the ten digits glowing on her iPhone — the number for the Flagler County jail — that she realized who was calling her February 4, 2019, a balmy Monday in North Florida.

Despite Lawmaker's Claim, Stats Show Florida Babies Are Not Being "Born Alive" and Killed

1 month ago by Jerry Iannelli
Murder is, believe it or not, illegal in the United States. That goes for adults, whom you certainly cannot kill with either your bare hands or some sort of physical weapon, as well as babies, who are morally speaking even less murder-able than grownups.

Pro-Trump Florida GOP Chair Plans Immigration Tour That Avoids South Florida

2 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
State Sen. Joe Gruters, the chair of the Florida Republican Party, announced yesterday that he's planning an immigration tour to ask would-be voters what new policies they want the all-powerful Florida GOP to enact in the coming years.

Sarasota's Tackiest Landmark Slammed Into By 62-Year-Old Driver

8 years ago by Victor Gonzalez
Miami has a ton of public art eyesores, notably a plethora of shitty Britto works that litter the city and the "Tremenda Mierda Fountain" in center field at Marlins Park. But few are as tacky as Sarasota's "Unconditional Surrender" statue, a 25-foot aluminum sculpture modeled after Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photograph, V-J...

Sarasota Youth Football Team's Beatdown of Referee Caught on Video

8 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Remember when the University of Miami and Florida International University football teams got into a giant brawl? Yeah, well, at least everyone involved was an adult and they all managed to keep the punches directed at just players.It's nothing compared to the shocking video that has emerged out of a youth...

Sarasota Principal Hypnotized Three Students Before Their Strange Deaths

8 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Remember Dr. George Kenney, the hypnosis enthusiast/principal of North Port High School in Sarasota, who was suspended after a student he hypnotized suffered a fatal drug overdose the next day? Well turns out that isn't the only student Kenney hypnotized who later turned up dead. An investigation found that three...

Betty White Stars in CSI: Sarasota as David Caruso's Aunt Vivian

10 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
Our dream mashup of Miami-set TV shows would involve Burn Notice's Michael Western holding back CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine as Crockett and Tubbs take turns pistol-whipping him while screaming, "Yeah, you think your little puns are funny? How's this for funny, punk?"Golden Girls star Betty White got the same point...

Rob Thomas Navigates a Modern Rockless World With Ease

4 months ago by Patricia Cárdenas
Though he’s often bunched up with the rest of the adult contemporary gang of the late ’90s to mid-aughts, Thomas’ signature poppy songwriting alone proves he’s in a league of his own.

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