WLRN WEEKEND: A collection of this week’s feature stories for your weekend reading
A 'pink wave' could spell good news for American Flamingo conservation in Florida
Peaches the flamingo was found in deep water off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Now a pair of researchers is tracking the bright-pink bird to see if wild, breeding populations may return to Florida for the first time since they went locally extinct in the early 1900s.
Report: Latinos woefully underrepresented in films, TV shows
“As U.S. Latinos continue to grow, the gap between their economic importance and their absence from the entertainment industry is leaving profitable opportunities on the table," according to nonprofit Latino Donor Collaborative, who unveil their annual report at a conference in Miami Beach this week.
Of South Florida’s nine congressional lawmakers, only U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R−Fort Pierce, voted against the short-term funding bill to keep the federal government open.
A Central Florida lawmaker falsely claimed support from Key Biscayne’s top official to secure $3 million in taxpayer dollars for a Hispanic chamber of commerce for a storm water technology.
A government shutdown could disrupt federal programs and federal employees like TSA agents in South Florida who are forced to work without pay.
The justices will review laws enacted by Republican-dominated legislatures and signed by Republican governors in Florida and Texas.
An innovative process now in operation at the Larson Dairy farm just north of Lake Okeechobee helps reduce the climate impact of his dairy herd by capturing and cleaning methane locked in manure and sending it to a natural gas pipeline near the farm.
After a record number of deaths last year in Miami-Dade jails, the corrections department may face sanctions if it doesn't show improvement by the fall.
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