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“José” is an award winning film from Guatemala about a young gay man’s struggles to find love in a socially conservative, homophobic society. “José” opens this Friday in South Florida theaters. But its star, Guatemalan actor Enrique Salanic, won't be here for the film's American premiere, as he'd hoped. That's because the U.S. has denied Salanic a visa to enter the country.

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On this Monday, Feb. 10, episode of Sundial:

Update on education policies in the 2020 legislature 

Florida business leaders have joined the fight to increase teacher pay. 

Pipe Breaks Still Haunting Fort Lauderdale. This Time It’s A Water Main.

Feb 10, 2020
Joe Cavaretta / Sun Sentinel

Residents in two Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are being told to boil their tap water after yet another pipe break.

It’s the latest one to haunt Fort Lauderdale, a city scrambling to fix a crumbling network of underground water and sewer pipes after years of neglect.

This time, a water main ruptured under the south fork of the New River on Saturday, forcing the city to issue yet another boil-water order.

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Every time you open the Waze app on your smartphone to navigate around traffic on your commute – there's a map editor behind making sure you have an accurate and efficient route to work. 

These volunteers for the company review and respond to user reports for everything from obstacles on the road, to construction to accidents. They also solve routing issues and add places to the ever-changing map.

Simply because they enjoy helping with traffic.

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Florida Democrats will be voting in the presidential primary next month -- and it remains a tight race.

The Iowa caucus results came in days after voting, and there have been several reports of inaccuracies.

 

Mark Wallheiser / AP

Parkland father Fred Guttenberg was removed from President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after the president proclaimed that he would protect Second Amendment rights, and Guttenberg retorted in frustration: “What about the victims of gun violence, like my daughter?”

Tim Padgett / WLRN.org

The Venezuela crisis is feeling a lot like the Cold War today. As Russia’s foreign minister arrived in Caracas Thursday night, the U.S. warned Moscow its aid to Venezuela will now have “costs.” WLRN spoke with the U.S.’s top diplomat on Venezuela to learn what that means.

Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post

Former Spanish River High Principal William Latson is trying to get his job back.

A Palm Beach County public schools investigator criticized his supervisors’ handling of a high school principal’s explosive Holocaust remarks, calling the district’s decision to fire the principal “problematic.”

PEDRO PORTAL / MIAMI HERALD

Climate change threatens to dramatically alter the coastal landscape of Miami-Dade in coming decades — one way or another.

It’s not just rising seas and the threat of stronger hurricanes that could do it. The emerging federal plan to protect communities from those climate risks could also remake entire neighborhoods — starting with running high walls, something akin to I-95 sound barriers, down miles of streets now lined with thousands of homes and businesses.

'Sunshine' Exemption Sought For College Presidential Searches

Feb 6, 2020
News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Two proposals moving forward in the Florida Legislature would make the process of selecting presidents at public colleges and universities more secretive.

The House State Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a leadership-backed bill (PCB SAC 20-04) that would create a public-records and public-meetings exemption for information related to presidential searches.

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On this Thursday, Feb. 6, episode of Sundial:

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell On Trump's Aquittal

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on two articles of impeachment, that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. 

Courtesy of Joe Bataan

Once upon a time, Joe Bataan reigned as the King of Latin Soul.

Spanish Harlem — also known as “El Barrio” — was his kingdom. It’s where he learned to sing doo-wop harmonies on street corners and play clave, the syncopated beat that forms the base of Afro-Cuban music.

It’s also where the young Bataan got into trouble with the law. By the age of 15, he had joined a gang and spent time in a reformatory. Barely an adult, he was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a car.

But music was his saving grace. 

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Among scientists, conveying uncertainty in predictions over sea rise, increasing temperatures and other impacts linked to climate change — without suggesting doubt — remains a nagging challenge.

Jon Boogz And Lil Buck Bring 'Love Heals All Wounds' To The Arsht

Feb 6, 2020
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South Florida-raised dancer/choreographer Jon Boogz has always wanted to use dance to tell stories that matter.

Growing up, the only things he loved as much as dancing were issue-driven films such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Color Purple.” As a street dancer in the style called popping, however, Boogz was in a world where success typically means getting on TV shows, touring with pop stars, winning competitions, and constantly upping your virtuosity. Not breaking hearts, opening minds, or changing worlds. He wanted more.

Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel

More than two years after elderly residents died following Hurricane Irma, an appeals court next week will take up a battle about whether the state should have revoked the license of a Broward County nursing home.

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