Miami-Dade County

Allison Light / WLRN

On Wednesday night, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava called residents of The Falls area together to discuss the possibility of becoming its own municipality within the county. Or, more specifically, to discuss creating a survey that will ask residents whether it's something they would want.

Miami International Airport

There’s more unrest at Miami International Airport. More than 300 food workers have filed complaints alleging their employers have been underpaying them.

Workers with LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet said the underpayments date back to 2006. The employees of these companies, contractors of major airlines  - Sky Chef's main client is American Airlines - say their employers are violating the Living Wage Ordinance. 

Courtesy of Mary Fowler

The Penningtons had already sunk $25,000 into a tech company when they found themselves in a luxury suite in the Miami Dolphins’ stadium, taking in the spectacle and listening to the CEO give his time-tested sales pitch.

Douglas Hanks / WLRN News

Therapists in the Miami-Dade suburbs would be banned from trying to change a child’s sexual orientation under a proposed county law that passed a committee vote on Wednesday.

“Just the gall of people thinking you can just change someone because you do not agree with their choices or what happens in their life. When it is not a choice. It is a way of life,” Commissioner Barbara Jordan said before casting one of three Yes votes for the proposal. “I didn’t choose to be born. I was born.”

Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Miami-Dade County and Mayor Carlos Giménez for complying with a federal request to detain inmates who are in the country illegally.

The lawsuit is seeking to overturn the county's new policy after an 18-year-old U.S. citizen — who cannot be deported — was detained.

Senior Citizens Participate In Million Orchid Project

Jun 28, 2017
Isabella Cueto / WLRN News

Dozens of senior citizens braved the heat Tuesday to help plant 200-300 baby orchids in Cutler Bay. 

The planting was part of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Million Orchid project, which is three years in the making.

Jason Downing, an orchid biologist at Fairchild and project leader, says the plants are part of a research project to monitor the effects of climate change on native plant species.

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

The Miami Marlins need a financial turnaround, and CNBC television star Marcus Lemonis says he's ready to spend big to help provide one.

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Nancy Klingener / WLRN

Commissioners in Miami-Dade County and the city of Key West have voted to endorse  the Paris Climate Accord, despite President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the international agreement to cut carbon emissions earlier this month.

A Spanish-speaking Uber driver was fined $250 at Miami International Airport Sunday morning for violating a county requirement that drivers be able to communicate in English.

Trump Rolls Back 'Completely One-Sided' Cuba Policy

Jun 16, 2017
Al Diaz / Miami Herald

President Donald Trump Friday announced new restrictions on travel and business with Cuba, reversing some of the relaxed new relations instituted two years ago by President Barack Obama.

Mosquito Control: Tips for the Rainy Season

Jun 1, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drain and cover. That's the message Miami-Dade County mosquito control specialists want the public to hear. 

Mosquitos can lay more than 100 eggs at a time, and they do so in standing water. Even a bottle cap of water is big enough.

Mosquitos can carry the West Nile virus and the Zika virus, among other things. 

Miami-Dade County plans to hire a full-time entomologist in its increasingly costly fight against the Zika virus.

Matias Ocner

 


Miami-Dade County is rolling out new technology to improve transit.

Kate Stein / WLRN

Officials from four South Florida counties are collecting public input on an updated regional plan to address climate change and related challenges.

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