Politics

50,000 Haitians will get to stay in the U.S. – but for only six more months

More than 50,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, an immigration designation that lets them work and live in the U.S. until Haiti is deemed safe to return.

/ May 23, 2017


Florida’s Legislature wants to defund NWSA, whose alumni made Moonlight and Cocaine Cowboys

Here’s how to reach out to your legislators to reinstate funding to the New World School of the Arts.

/ April 28, 2017


Getting into the weed: where Florida’s at on medical marijuana

We voted for it. So why is the legislature moving slower than a bunch of high school kids on 4/20?

/ April 19, 2017


A cyclist got hit inside a park last week. That’s absurd.

We put all our energy into multimillion dollar recreational projects, and ignore all the small fixes that could make Miami safer in the meantime.

/ April 16, 2017


Opening a business in Miami doesn’t have to be ‘the worst’

Michael Sarasti’s job is to make government easier for residents. He’s starting with the dreaded permitting process.

/ April 12, 2017


A Syrian family reunion, interrupted

Jasmin Sibai, a Miami native born to Cuban and Syrian parents, has spent the last several years scrambling to bring her family in Syria to the U.S. Then the refugee ban happened.

/ April 9, 2017


This chance to change the state constitution comes once every 20 years

The Constitutional Review Commission is in town to hear your ideas for amendments.

/ April 4, 2017


This is what the Miami arts world loses if President Trump cuts the NEA

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is among the most prestigious in the arts world. But President Trump has proposed eliminating it entirely.

/ March 29, 2017


Allapattah: Miami’s next Wynwood?

Sky-high prices in Wynwood are pushing restaurants, galleries, and artists into Allapattah, the heart of Miami’s Dominican community.

/ March 22, 2017


Why Commissioner Russell wants to make the City code gender neutral

His policy director, Leah Weston, noticed all the male pronouns in the City of Miami code of ordinances while researching the role of the city attorney – the only woman on the dais at commission meetings.

/ March 21, 2017