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The South Florida Roundup

The Florida Roundup: Airbnb in South Florida, No Crime Found In Inmate's Death & Public Records


This week on The Florida Roundup...

Miami-Dade County has inked a deal with Airbnb for the home-sharing company to collect and pay hotel taxes. Yet, the city of Miami and Miami Beach continue to pushback against the service and its hosts.

Read more: Cities of Miami and Miami Beach Crack down on Airbnb Vacation Rentals

Tourism reporter for The Miami Herald Chabeli Herrera tells us more about the ongoing fightbetween Airbnb and Miami-Dade municipalities. We also ask our listeners whether they welcome the company in their neighborhoods. 

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In 2012, Darren Rainey, who suffered from mental illness, died in a locked shower at the Dade Correctional Institution. Nearly 5 years later, an investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office found no wrongdoingin his death. Miami Herald's reporter Julie Brown discuss the case as well as other instances of deadly abuse in Florida's prisons

Read more: Is There A Culture Of Abuse At Dade Correctional?

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Plus, we track the latest legislative effort to cast shadows on Florida's public transparency law with reporter for WUFT-NewsCaitie Switalski and executive editor of News Service of Florida, Jim Saunders. 

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Read more: Access To Public Records In Florida May Change. Why Should You Care About It?

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