Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department

Federal Loan To Save Miami-Dade Millions On Sewage Treatment

Plans to end a decades-old practice of flushing treated sewage offshore in Miami-Dade County got an assist from the federal government Friday with the award of a nearly $100 million low-interest loan.

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NEWSCAST: Home Sales Rise in S. Florida

Nov 20, 2012
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Housing is on the upswing in South Florida.

Sales and prices for existing homes are way up from a year ago.

Congressman Allen West has given up. According to an early post from Politico, the one-term Tea Party favorite from South Florida has acknowledged there's no way he can overcome Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy's 1,904-vote victory margin in District 18, which spreads over St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties.

According to scientists, the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. Most of the people who vote in presidential primaries aren't scientists, however.

Indeed, a Gallup poll this year reported that 46 percent of Americans (58 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of independents) held a nonscientific belief in creationism, the religious-based view that humans were divinely created within the past 10,000 years.

Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out

Nov 19, 2012
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Richard DeNapoli, the Chairman of the Broward Republican Party, has announced he will not run for a second term.

County Commissioner To Introduce Sick Pay Law

Nov 19, 2012
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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan is going to introduce an ordinance on Tuesday mandating earned sick pay for workers in the county.

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The Florida Book Awards (FBA) panel had it all—brilliant readings, thought-provoking discussion, and a harmonica solo. It featured four of the 2011 award winners. Leonard Nash, himself an FBA winner and then judge, introduced the writers with a combination of standard credentials and lesser known facts.

Lynne Barrett (general fiction award) read from her story collection Magpies. In "One Hippopotamus," a story comes to light and a romance unfolds thanks to a so-Florida event—a thunderstorm-induced power outage.

Miami New Times scored an interview with Anne Onymous, the reputed maker of the 47 percent video that so catastrophically damaged the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.

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Republican Congressmen Allen West is still refusing to concede the election to his Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, after an attempted recount by the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board this weekend.

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U. S. Senator Marco Rubio spent the weekend in Iowa where he starred at the 66th birthday party of Republican governor Terry  Branstad and, as many believe, soft-launched a GOP 2.0 presidential campaign.

As Politico reports this morning, the Republicans are losing no time putting GOP 1.0 in their rear-view mirror.

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Statewide media consultant Ron Sachs went on a Facebook rant after Florida companies were skipped over for a local government contract in Tallahassee.

“The Tallahassee Airport leadership outsourced - without competitive bidding - a web development contract for about $23-thousand to an Atlanta-based company.”

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