If you’re under 18 and try to buy a pack of cigarettes in Florida – well, you can’t.
And three Broward County cities have passed laws to ensure the same thing happens with the trendy new electronic alternative to a pack of “smokes.”
This week, Weston banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The ordinance makes Weston the third Broward County city to try to regulate the sale of the increasingly popular devices where kids are concerned. Sunrise and Lighthouse Point recently passed similar ordinances.
A recent survey by Prudential Financial advisors reveals the Hispanic American community places a priority on funding near-term goals, making it more difficult for Hispanics to prepare for retirement.
From Oct. 28 to Nov. 18 last year, the study polled 1,023 Americans who identify as "Hispanic." It covered several financial topics and what the driving force is behind making financial decisions in Hispanic American households.
The prospects for the Old Seven-Mile Bridge in the Middle Keys have turned 180 degrees in the past several weeks. The historic bridge and popular walking spot once in danger of being shut down is now close to receiving more than $77 million for repairs and 30 years' worth of upkeep.
Fort Lauderdale's Stonewall National Museum and Archives is seeking a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
The Stonewall, the nation's largest collection of LGBT literature and periodicals, has applied for membership to the Smithsonian Affiliations program. The program would allow both museums to exchange artifacts among 183 affiliates across 43 states, Panama and Puerto Rico.
Today, Florida’s poverty rate is just over 17 percent and the city of Miami’s hit 29.5 percent in the most recent Census data. At the end of the 1960s, poverty levels in the South hovered around 18 percent of the population.
It was during that time when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent much of his energy organizing what he called the "Poor People's Campaign." It worked to achieve economic justice and equality for poor people -- a disproportionate number of whom were black.
Ambassadors to the U.S. from all over the world left D.C. to touch down in Miami for a program called "Experience America," sponsored by the Department of State.
"This is a remarkable city," says Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy, Oman's ambassador. This is the 13th Experience America trip, and Al Mughairy says she attends as many as she can. "This gives us as ambassadors the opportunity not only to see the U.S. but also to meet the different communities within the states."