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Florida State Parks May Have to Pay Their Way

Feb 16, 2016
The Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is against a bill in a Florida House committee that would allow hunting, lumbering and cattle grazing in state parks in order to increase state revenues.

Though Florida's 161 state parks bring in roughly $60 million annually via 20 million annual visitors, there is currently a $20 million  deficit in the parks’ budget.

Seaquarium Protestor to Live in Bathtub for a Month

Feb 10, 2016
Leonardo DaSilva / Flickr

    A 29-year-old New Zealand woman will soon be living in a bathtub for a month outside of the Miami Seaquarium. Danielle Daals says she was inspired to do something after watching the documentary, Blackfish, about killer whales in captivity. (Watch her YouTube video below.)

Her public-protest exhibit is titled “Living like Lolita.” It’s named after the orca that has been performing at the Seaquarium for more than 45 years. Lolita was captured off the coast of Washington state when she was about 5 years old,  along with other members of her pod.

Eric Gay / AP via NPR

After a shooting spree at a clinic in Colorado, a conservative Florida group has postponed a rally that had been scheduled next week to protest government funding for Planned Parenthood.

The Orlando-based Florida Family Policy Council, sponsor of the "Florida Taxpayer Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood," said the Dec. 7 event at the Florida Capitol will take place in the spring instead.

Hundreds Gather In Miami ‘Fight for $15’ Rally

Apr 16, 2015
Nadege Green / WLRN

Fast food workers, nannies, caregivers and scores of low-wage workers and their supporters marched through downtown Miami Wednesday as part of a national union-led movement for better wages.

Julia Longoria / WLRN

It's been 13 years since the first prisoners arrived at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. To mark that anniversary, this past Sunday protesters took to the streets in cities across the country.

But among all those cities, 64-year-old Miamian Linda Belgrave said Doral was one of the most important places to protest and demand that President Obama make good on the promise he made in 2009: to close the Guantánamo Bay prison.

Rick Stone

A roast pig for dinner on Christmas Eve is a cherished tradition in many Cuban families. Part of that tradition is the family trip to the slaughterhouse to pick out the Nochebuena pig and carry it home.

But modern sensitivities almost made the tradition a controversy on Tuesday, when a handful of animal rights demonstrators showed up at a Hialeah pig slaughterhouse with protest signs and literature.

Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

Several hundred protesters gathered at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana Saturday. They wanted President Obama to know that they do not support the U.S.'s new policy towards Cuba.

Protesters waving Cuban flags and hand-written signs surrounded the stage at the park. They calmly listened to personal stories and opinions from whoever grabbed the microphone.

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

Wilson Sayre / WLRN

Until this past weekend South Florida had been relatively quiet amid a large, nationwide protest movement in response to several killings by police officers.

That changed Friday, when around 400 protesters shut down Interstate-195 in Miami. It was rush hour during Art Basel weekend.

There was a smaller protest in Fort Lauderdale -- around 100 people -- on Saturday and another Sunday in Miami maxing out at 200 people.

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:\

    

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