The James L. Knight foundation is opening applications in Miami for its first-ever Knight Cities Challenge, which looks to make cities better and more successful.
Twenty-five communities across the United States will vie for a share of $5 million. According to a press release, the ideas can originate from anywhere, but they must benefit Miami or one of the other 25 Knight communities.
A sweeping charities reform package is breezing through the Florida Legislature despite earlier concerns that legitimate philanthropies might be harmed by new rules.
The House bill received unanimous support in three committees and is now ready for a vote on the floor. The Senate bill has one more committee, and members who had been worried about reputable charities now say their issues have been addressed.
06/27/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with Miami Shores resident Andrew Smith. He has ambitious plans for the summer: riding his Triumph motor cycle to the Arctic Circle to benefit favorite charities. It’s a mere 15,000 miles and it's called Arctic Ride For Dreams. And more: Linda