Miami Dade http://wlrn.org en Florida Roundup: Can Gays Marry In Monroe? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-can-gays-marry-monroe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Florida Roundup, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;judge in the <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long">Keys overturns the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.</a> But an appeal by Florida Attorney General&nbsp;Pam Bondi calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the matter.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Stefania Ferro 35778 at http://wlrn.org Florida Roundup: Can Gays Marry In Monroe? Palm Beach Chamber Music Fest, Arts At St. Johns, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, Miami Arts Cal http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-chamber-music-fest-arts-st-johns-living-easy-eyes-closed-miami-arts-cal <p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 35013 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach Chamber Music Fest, Arts At St. Johns, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, Miami Arts Cal Miami-Dade Has Most To Lose In State Budget http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-has-most-lose-state-budget <p>Miami-Dade County is eligible for more money than any other county in the state budget -- $1.8 billion. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">That makes the county more susceptible to budget vetoes before the budget goes into effect in July.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:51:36 +0000 Gina Jordan 33072 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Has Most To Lose In State Budget How Miami-Dade Commission Plans To Fund Libraries Without Raising Taxes http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-dade-commission-plans-fund-libraries-without-raising-taxes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After an 8 1/2-hour public hearing, Miami-Dade County commissioners found a way to keep its library system essentially intact early Wednesday morning while also not raising taxes.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:52:12 +0000 Rick Stone 20419 at http://wlrn.org How Miami-Dade Commission Plans To Fund Libraries Without Raising Taxes Hit Us With Your Best Block http://wlrn.org/post/hit-us-your-best-block <p>WLRN’s search for South Florida’s best block continues.</p><p></p><p>WLRN, the Miami Herald, the Townhouse Center and the Knight Foundation have joined forces to identify and celebrate the most vibrant city streets in South Florida.</p><p></p><p>So what does it take to be a best block?</p><p></p><p>“We’re trying to focus on areas where there’s mixed-use type buildings, where you might have a restaurant at the bottom floor, maybe some living spaces above it,” said Debra Acosta, a multimedia producer for the Miami Herald.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:01:39 +0000 Marva Hinton 1091 at http://wlrn.org Hit Us With Your Best Block ACLU Warns Miami-Dade Commissioners Not To Approve Prayer Before Meetings http://wlrn.org/post/aclu-warns-miami-dade-commissioners-not-approve-prayer-meetings <p>The Miami Dade County Commission will consider a policy next month that would allow prayer before every commission meeting.</p><p>For years, the commissioners have simply observed a moment of silence before meetings, which allowed people to pray or not pray.</p><p>However, at the <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/21/3108401/conservative-christian-group-pushed.html#storylink=misearch" target="_blank">urging of a conservative Christian group</a>, the commissioners are moving to change that policy back to a few years ago when praying was allowed before meetings.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:01:51 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5499 at http://wlrn.org ACLU Warns Miami-Dade Commissioners Not To Approve Prayer Before Meetings SOUTHCOM: From Doral, Gen. John Kelly Commands Pentagon Operations in Latin America http://wlrn.org/post/southcom-doral-gen-john-kelly-commands-pentagon-operations-latin-america <p></p><p>The United States Southern Command has a new boss.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 5004 at http://wlrn.org SOUTHCOM: From Doral, Gen. John Kelly Commands Pentagon Operations in Latin America County Commissioner To Introduce Sick Pay Law http://wlrn.org/post/county-commissioner-introduce-sick-pay-law <p>Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan is going to introduce an ordinance on Tuesday mandating earned sick pay for workers in the county.</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4973 at http://wlrn.org County Commissioner To Introduce Sick Pay Law How Facebook Got People To The Polls On Sunday http://wlrn.org/post/how-facebook-got-people-polls-sunday <p>It was a last minute announcement made by Miami Dade Elections Officials, but somehow hundreds of voters showed up to vote this Sunday.</p><p>According to voters lined up that day, they have Facebook to thank for finding out about that impromptu voting day.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers cut down early voting days and controversially eliminated the Sunday before Election Day.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4113 at http://wlrn.org How Facebook Got People To The Polls On Sunday Hurricane Sandy Is Parking Planes Across South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/hurricane-sandy-parking-planes-across-south-florida <p></p><p>Even though Hurricane Sandy has moved past South Florida, the region's airports continue to feel the storm's effects.</p><p>Director of Operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Mike Monnemacher, said 152 flights have been canceled at his airport.</p><p>"One of our larger markets for this airport is to the Northeast," Monnemacher said. " So, when we're not having any operations into the Washington all the up through Boston area, that's a significant number of aircraft. So, right now we have 35 aircraft that really don't have any place to go."</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:38:37 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3751 at http://wlrn.org Hurricane Sandy Is Parking Planes Across South Florida A Guide To Miami-Dade's Charter Amendments http://wlrn.org/post/guide-miami-dades-charter-amendments <p></p><p>Besides the 11 proposed amendments to the state Constitution, Miami-Dade dwellers will also be deciding the fate of 8 proposed charter amendments.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:38:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3738 at http://wlrn.org A Guide To Miami-Dade's Charter Amendments