sequestration http://wlrn.org en Federal Budget Cuts Seen Hitting Latinos Especially Hard http://wlrn.org/post/federal-budget-cuts-seen-hitting-latinos-especially-hard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal budget sequestration—the $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts triggered when Congress failed to reach a budget deal earlier this year, has had an particularly harsh impact on the Latino community, local activist groups said at a press conference Wednesday.</span></p><p>The cuts have particularly affected the federal preschool program HeadStart and Meals on Wheels program, which provides free meals to seniors in need.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:13:14 +0000 Patience Haggin 19428 at http://wlrn.org Federal Budget Cuts Seen Hitting Latinos Especially Hard Update: FAA Closes Boca Raton, North Perry Control Towers, Spares Opa-locka http://wlrn.org/post/update-faa-closes-boca-raton-north-perry-control-towers-spares-opa-locka <p></p><p></p><p>North Perry and Boca Raton airports are among 149 small facilities nationwide where federal budget cuts have forced closures of air traffic control towers.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration announced the decision today, nearly a month after it released a preliminary list of towers that could be affected. &nbsp;</p><p>The tower at Miami-Dade's&nbsp;Opa-locka&nbsp;Airport had originally been considered for closure, but it's now on the list of only 24 towers nationwide that will be kept operational.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:43:29 +0000 Christine DiMattei 11322 at http://wlrn.org Update: FAA Closes Boca Raton, North Perry Control Towers, Spares Opa-locka How The Sequester Will Impact South Florida's Small Airports http://wlrn.org/post/how-sequester-will-impact-south-floridas-small-airports <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">On any given day, 53-year-old Ron </span>Wooldridge<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> guides dozens of flights in and out of Boca Raton Airport, just east of I-95. But early next month, instead of manning the airport's control tower, he could be standing on the unemployment line.</span></p><p>"I find it a little ridiculous,” says Wooldridge. “They're not thinking of the safety of the aircraft.&nbsp; Or how it's going to affect the rest of the city itself."</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 11247 at http://wlrn.org How The Sequester Will Impact South Florida's Small Airports Live Chat: What You Should Know From This Week In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-what-you-should-know-week-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup, here are some the events that caught our attention:</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 10542 at http://wlrn.org Live Chat: What You Should Know From This Week In South Florida Three Questions About Sequestration And Federal Budget Cuts For Head Start In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/three-questions-about-sequestration-and-federal-budget-cuts-head-start-florida <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/?attachment_id=17147" rel="attachment wp-att-17147"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-17147" title="Sequester Cuts Threaten Programs For Poor Such As Meals On Wheels" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/02/162799881-300x204.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="204" /></a>March 1 is the deadline for Congress to strike a budget deal or a series of automatic spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion over a decade takes effect.<p>The cuts &#8212; <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/sequester-looming-bring-cuts/story?id=18602523">k Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:10:16 +0000 John O'Connor 10282 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Isn't Budging http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-now-why-floridas-stand-your-ground-law-isnt-budging <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup, here's what we're talking about from this week's news:</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 10167 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Isn't Budging