David Paul, who made Miami’s CenTrust an opulent example of ’80s banking indulgence, dies at 82

David Lewis Paul — the famously opulent, brilliantly detail-oriented founder of CenTrust Bank in Miami whose vertigo-inducing fall stood out as one of the most infamous cases of the late-1980’s … Click to Continue » ... Read More

DeSantis ignites intraparty fight over fate of minority congressional districts

Until this week, the bitter partisan warfare and intraparty strife that traditionally engulfs Florida’s redistricting battles had been noticeably subdued, but then Gov. Ron DeSantis lit a match. Days after … Click to Continue » ... Read More

15-week abortion ban passes first test in Florida Legislature

It would allow abortions if a fetus is found to have a “fatal fetal abnormality,” which the bill describes as “a terminal condition that, in reasonable medical judgment, regardless of the provision of life-saving medical treatment, is incompatible with life outside the womb and will result in death upon birth or imminently thereafter.” ... Read More

Relief or ‘poor tax’? Companies offer an alternative to apartment security deposits for Florida renters

Renters face thousands of dollars of upfront costs in a market that has already reached unheard-of heights. The average apartment in the Orlando metro area is renting for $1,650 a month, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate information company. Landlords can ask for application fees, a security deposit and first and last month’s rent at the beginning of the lease. ... Read More

How to Church Shop Like the First Christians

In an age of virtual worship services, some things should stay the same. A lot has changed with respect to church service attendance since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and some of these trends are likely to continue this year. Many believers are still navigating the precarious balancing act between in-person gathering and online streaming, while some are looking to switch churches or denominations this year. Others have stopped going to church altogether. There are those who attend multiple... Read More

Fired police chief sues Miami, claims commissioners tried to ‘weaponize’ cops against enemies

If Miami commissioners hoped they had heard the last from former police chief Art Acevedo when they fired him in October, they were wrong. On Wednesday, Acevedo filed a lawsuit … Click to Continue » ... Read More