Miami

RN says: Wear masks. ‘The governor here in FL, we haven’t heard a peep out of him in I don’t know how long’

BY: - November 17, 2020

Registered nurse Cynthia Butler twice tested positive for COVID-19 and still works at the same health care facility — Fawcett Memorial Hospital in southwest Florida’s Port Charlotte — caring for patients. “I had it back in May. I got it from my job, and I was out for a few weeks, and then I went […]

Another debate change: 2nd presidential debate to be virtual; Trump and Biden won’t be together

BY: - October 8, 2020

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday that the Miami presidential debate next week will be a virtual town meeting with the two candidates — President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden —  in separate remote locations. The commission made the change “in order to protect the health and safety of all involved […]

While international students won’t be kicked out of the country, other immigration challenges lie ahead

BY: - July 15, 2020

Like thousands of International students relieved after the Trump administration rescinded controversial immigration rules, Florida International University senior Stephanie Rojas remains concerned about what lies ahead. It’s true that she and other international students won’t have to leave the country for now, but Rojas still doesn’t know what the future holds. She faces the same […]

University of Florida

Several FL universities are planning for less face-to-face instruction and fewer kids in dorms this fall

BY: - June 23, 2020

Residential dorms and face-to-face instruction are cornerstones of campus life for college students, but their world will be different this fall. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, several of Florida’s public universities plan to deliver less on-campus instruction this fall and put fewer kids in residential housing because of social distancing guidelines and safety measures. In […]

McDonald’s employees in Orlando and Miami protest for $15 wage

BY: - July 19, 2019

Shortly after the House of Representatives in Washington voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday, union activists announced that McDonald’s employees in 10 American cities – including Miami and Orlando – will rally today, calling on the fast food giant to raise salaries to $15 as well. The national rallies […]

COMMENTARY

Cruelty, Inc.

BY: - June 28, 2019

You will have heard the news: on Monday, June 24th, Customs and Border officers removed a couple of hundred children from a filthy, overcrowded “detention center” on the Mexico border. Come Tuesday, June 25th, 127 of those same children were returned to that same detention center, a place called “inhumane” by lawyers who had seen […]

This presidential candidate wants to give you $1,000 per month

BY: - June 27, 2019

What do you think about the president giving you $1,000 a month? Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang hopes you like the idea. Yang, a tech entrepreneur, is among the candidates hoping to break on through in tonight’s Democratic presidential debate. He calls it a Universal Basic Income or “Freedom Dividend,” which would only be enacted […]

In Miami, Democratic women of color speak: Presidential candidates should act boldly

BY: - June 27, 2019

Andrew Gillum may have been the star attraction at a Miami Florida Democratic Party watch party during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, but just down the road, some powerful women of color gathered at a watering hole north of the city to amplify what they want to hear from the 20 candidates. On their list: criminal […]

At Miami town hall, Elizabeth Warren says U.S. should provide more financial aid to help border crisis

BY: - June 26, 2019

The plight of migrant children being held in reportedly unkempt U.S. detention facilities is a “bad time in America’s history,” Massachusetts U.S.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a Miami crowd Tuesday night. Today, Warren plans to visit the Homestead Detention Center, which is currently housing more than 2,000 migrant children, many of whom have been separated […]

Here’s who is debating which night and where to watch

BY: - June 26, 2019

The lineup for Wednesday night’s debate in Miami is: Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, former Texas U.S. Rep Beto O’Rourke, former Maryland U.S. Rep John Delaney, former Housing and Urban Development secretary Juliana Castro, Ohio U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, […]

As Democrats get ready for Miami debate, new poll shows Floridians want action on climate change

BY: - June 25, 2019

A day before the first Democratic presidential debate takes place in low-lying Miami, there are great hopes that climate change will be at the center of the discussion. A new poll shows that 71 percent of Florida voters support government action to address climate change, with 43 percent strongly supporting it. That’s according to a […]

Democrats to hold their first presidential debates in Miami in June

BY: - March 28, 2019

Though Miami lost out to Milwaukee in hosting the Democratic National Convention next summer, the city did receive a nice consolation prize on Thursday –  it will serve as the host for the first two presidential debates leading into the 2020 race for president. The debates will take place on the nights of June 26 […]