WLRN's Top Five Stories Jan. 20-24

Jan 27, 2014

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Among the stories you liked most this past week are a race between a car and a bus and a debate on the state of Miami Beach as a tech hub.

More Mormons?: Time For A Temple: South Florida's first Mormon Temple is set to open this up upcoming spring. The temple will serve the approximately 25, 000 Mormons that call South Florida home. Prior to the current Davie location, temple goers needed to travel to Orlando or farther to perform religious rites such as marriage. The temple is only the second in the state and 143rd in the world.

Once Near Closure, Fortunes Of Old Seven-Mile Bridge Are Changing: A twist of fate has fallen upon the century-old bridge that once connected Key West to the mainland. The bridge will be receiving $77 million towards repairs and maintenance, a complete turnaround for the bridge that once faced closure.  

Riding The Bus Is Cheaper Than Driving. Isn’t It?: As part of our ongoing series How Much Is Enough? reporter Wilson Sayre pits Miami-Dade transit against a commuter in an informal morning race from Kendall to Miami-Beach.

Tech CEO To Phillip Levine: Miami And Miami Beach Are One:  CEO of Wynwood-based Kairos, Brian Brackeen, responds to Mayor Phillip Levine’s comments about Miami Beach becoming a tech hub as “the dumbest idea in the world.”

Buses: The Future Of Transportation In South Florida: Miami-Dade transit express busses are now using the express lanes on I-95, Kenny Malone explores this new route as part of our continual year long coverage of   life on I-95. More on “End of the Road”