Miami-Dade County

Kate Stein / WLRN

Florida is hot and may be trending hotter: 2015, 2017 and the early part of 2018 all set temperature records.

C.M. Guerrero / El Nuevo Herald

Grades are in for transportation in Miami-Dade County, and from this particular set of evaluators, they’re abysmal.

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

One of the statewide amendments voters will be facing in November includes four different questions. It would mandate a state department of veteran affairs, and a state anti-terrorism office. It would also change the calendar of state legislative sessions. And lastly, it would make fundamental changes to the way counties are run. It’s that last question that has county leaders in Miami-Dade, Broward and Volusia up in arms.

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It’s going to be a marathon for South Florida voters this general election. They’ll run into a long ballot: several candidates for state and local office, a dozen proposed constitutional amendments and all the local referenda.

Lily Oppenheimer / WLRN

It was a sunny South Florida morning but inside the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Miami-Dade County, in Doral, all everybody talked about was rain, devastating winds and storms.

A group of 40 sixth-graders from West Miami Middle School dashed between desks, coordinating emergency efforts during a simulation of what would happen during a category 4 hurricane.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

Call it much-needed traffic relief for Kendall residents or the "Everglades Snakeway" -- but it's on its way to completion.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

When a group of developers wanted to build a new industrial complex on rural land just beyond Miami’s western suburbs in 2015, their zoning application to the county cited the prospect of traffic relief from a historic expansion of State Road 836 by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.

Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald

Miami-Dade commissioners last week approved a budget that many community groups say is a good step for making the county more resilient against climate change and other quality-of-life challenges.

The Miami Climate Alliance is an umbrella organization of more than 50 non-profits and community groups. Members focus on a range of issues including hurricane preparedness, sea-level rise and access to transportation.

Sam Turken / WLRN

Miami ranks 29th on a list of cities for how well it integrates immigrants, according to a new annual assessment by the bipartisan group New American Economy. 

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

A year ago, South Florida was bracing for Hurricane Irma.

 

The Category 4 storm made landfall in the Lower Keys. Irma ripped through islands, damaging thousands of homes and businesses. 

Sam Turken / WLRN

Activists and state elected officials rallied on Saturday outside the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, calling for an end to gun shows at the center. 

Protestors waved signs and chanted as they faulted the Fair for allowing the gun shows to continue at the fairgrounds in Tamiami Park for more than three decades. 

While the center is home to the annual Youth Fair in the spring, the nonprofit — the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Inc. — leases the property from the county and holds other events there throughout the year. 

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Miami-Dade’s transportation board approved giving South Dade the county’s first rapid-transit bus system, rejecting demands that elected leaders stick with a 2002 promise to bring a costly Metrorail extension to the region.

Sam Turken / WLRN

Jeff Forsythe could not stop laughing at the boaters.

He sat on a grassy hill near the Black Point Marina boat ramp with his wife and son. The ramp was too crowded for him to trailer his own boat into the water on this Sunday before the Fourth of July.

Instead, he joined more than a dozen others watching and jeering at boaters using the ramp.

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The five Miami-Dade commissioners seeking another four-year term were reelected Tuesday night, reasserting the power of incumbency in a summer that began with an upset win by a political newcomer.

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