News http://wlrn.org en Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training http://wlrn.org/post/programs-offers-inner-city-youths-professional-field-training <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://urgentinc.org/drupal/?q=content/about-us" target="_blank">FACE</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a paid summer internship program for young adults, is wrapping up and showing off what its participants have been up to in the past six weeks.</span></p><p>The name of the program stands for film, arts, culture (and coding) and entrepreneurship. Participants choose an area of focus and pair up with industry professionals to develop and execute a project in that field.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:09 +0000 Wilson Sayre 36040 at http://wlrn.org Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training Taxpayers Saddled With Miami-Dade Police Settlement For Botched Sting http://wlrn.org/post/taxpayers-saddled-miami-dade-police-settlement-botched-sting <p>Miami-Dade County taxpayers are most likely on the hook for settlement payments in a county police sting operation where three alleged home invasion robbers were killed, along with the confidential police informant working with the department.</p><p>It happened in June 2011 in the Redland, and <a href="http://www.nbcmiami.com/investigations/County-Agrees-to-Pay-600k-for-Deaths-in-Botched-Miami-Dade-Police-Sting-267103161.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_MIBrand" target="_blank">NBC 6 has an exclusive investigation</a>.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:33 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 35989 at http://wlrn.org Taxpayers Saddled With Miami-Dade Police Settlement For Botched Sting Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border http://wlrn.org/post/hear-children-seeking-refuge-miami-violence-below-border <p>As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:59:41 +0000 WLRN Staff & Miami Herald Staff 36057 at http://wlrn.org Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys http://wlrn.org/post/same-sex-couples-still-will-not-marry-keys <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wedding bells are not ringing yet for same-sex couples in Monroe County.</span></p><p>Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones had hoped to apply for a marriage license on Tuesday after<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long"> last week Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled in their favor seeking the right to marry</a>. But State Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately appealed Garcia’s decision, automatically putting the process on hold.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Maria Murriel 36055 at http://wlrn.org Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys First Responders And Safety Advocates Raise Awareness of Child Deaths By Heatstroke In Cars http://wlrn.org/post/first-responders-and-safety-advocates-raise-awareness-child-deaths-heatstroke-cars <p><a href="http://www.ggweather.com/heat/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">According to research at San Francisco State University,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Florida is second in the nation in child deaths from heatstrokes in hot cars.</span></p><p>Reggie McKinnon lives in Cape Coral. He lost his daughter Payton to heatstroke in March 2010 after he left her in his car.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:41:38 +0000 Carla Javier 35985 at http://wlrn.org First Responders And Safety Advocates Raise Awareness of Child Deaths By Heatstroke In Cars Dueling Appeals Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo http://wlrn.org/post/dueling-appeals-court-decisions-leave-obamacare-subsidies-limbo <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">Some<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Obamacare<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>insurance subsidies were struck down by one court but upheld by another during a tumultuous day for the Affordable Care Act. One of&nbsp;the rulings is a direct threat to the tax credits that have recently helped thousands of Floridians buy health insurance.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:36:13 +0000 Rick Stone 35978 at http://wlrn.org Dueling Appeals Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change http://wlrn.org/post/scientist-governor-stop-spreading-doubt-about-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/05/rick-scott-wont-say-if-he-thinks-man-made-climate-change-is-real-significant.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"I'm not a scientist"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Gina Jordan 35947 at http://wlrn.org Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change Peace Is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests http://wlrn.org/post/peace-common-denominator-local-palestine-and-israel-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, hundreds of Palestinians and concerned citizens gathered in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to protest for peace in the Gaza Strip.&nbsp;</span></p><p>And on Sunday, thousands of Israelis and concerned citizens gathered in front of New World Symphony in Miami Beach -- to protest for peace in Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>While the protesters differed in ideas of how the&nbsp;Palestinian-Israeli conflict should be handled, both sides wanted to see one thing: p<span style="line-height: 1.5;">eace.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:40:32 +0000 Selima Hussain 35902 at http://wlrn.org Peace Is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-reaches-out-communities-affected-gang-violence <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:33:39 +0000 Nadege Green 35900 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals http://wlrn.org/post/environmental-group-threatens-sue-army-corps-engineers-about-dredging-near-corals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental non-profit organization <a href="http://http://www.scribd.com/doc/234248707/60-Day-Notice-Letter-07-16-14-FINAL" target="_blank">has filed a letter that says it may sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</a> &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biscayne Bay&nbsp;</span>Waterkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Miami alleges the Army Corps violated the Endangered Species Act by not protecting coral reefs affected by dredging at PortMiami.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:51 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35885 at http://wlrn.org Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals Survey Concludes Miami-Dade's Treatment Of Homeless Is "Mixed Bag" http://wlrn.org/post/survey-concludes-miami-dades-treatment-homeless-mixed-bag <p>A new national report&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">found a general trend toward criminalizing the homeless, and criticized the laws of some areas in Florida. The report, published by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, looked at how municipalities treat the homeless.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It found more and more cities have banned activities like sleeping on sidewalks, sitting in public spaces or storing personal possessions outside.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:35:23 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35722 at http://wlrn.org Survey Concludes Miami-Dade's Treatment Of Homeless Is "Mixed Bag" Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It only took a few hours for the state Attorney General’s office to appeal </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday’s Monroe County <strong>ruling</strong> declaring Florida’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The appeal means any marriage licenses for gay couples are put on hold.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:51:05 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35763 at http://wlrn.org Despite Key West's Gay-Friendly History, Gay Marriage Took This Long Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval http://wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Thursday afternoon. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:22:18 +0000 Nancy Klingener & Maria Murriel 35720 at http://wlrn.org Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval What The County's Vote On Lyft And UberX Actually Means Right Now http://wlrn.org/post/what-countys-vote-lyft-and-uberx-actually-means-right-now <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After more than a month of car impounds, citations and dense political squabbles, ride-sharing companies </span>Lyft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>UberX<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> may finally be able to function legally in Miami-Dade County.</span></p><p>But probably not anytime soon.</p><p>A preliminary vote to legalize the services was made during a county commission meeting, where 10 out of 12 commissioners voted "yes" to legislation proposed by Commissioner Esteban "Steve" Bovo. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:59:48 +0000 Selima Hussain 35620 at http://wlrn.org What The County's Vote On Lyft And UberX Actually Means Right Now Some Homes May Be Too Old For Key West's Old Town http://wlrn.org/post/some-homes-may-be-too-old-key-wests-old-town <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">You can’t just tear down a house in Key West’s Historic District. Even if it’s in pretty bad shape. That’s why people were so surprised when the city -- which normally enforces the preservation rules -- came up with a list of five houses in Old Town that could be torn down.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:32:53 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35672 at http://wlrn.org Some Homes May Be Too Old For Key West's Old Town