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'We're not being represented': Minority voices strive to be heard after Parkland

By Ben Crandell, Erika Pesantes Deadly shootings are a grim fact of daily life in inner-city schools and neighborhoods across South Florida. Conversations about these deaths are not. Now, a determined band of minority teenagers from Broward and Miami-Dade counties are plotting a summer of action. Channeling the movement that… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida won't tap into $19 million of federal election money in time for 2018 elections

By Anthony Man Florida doesn’t plan to tap its $19.2 million allocation from the federal government to enhance election cybersecurity in time for this year’s primary election in August or general election in November. A total of $380 million was allocated for the states to improve election security and technology…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward approves raise for leader of controversial Promise program

By Scott Travis Broward County School Board members gave a ringing endorsement — and a $24,000 boost in compensation — to an administrator who oversees student services, including the controversial Promise program. Mickey Pope was promoted Tuesday from her current director-level job to the post of chief of student… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Principal whose daughter was killed at Stoneman Douglas blasts school district

By Scott Travis A principal who lost her daughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High accused the school district Tuesday of lacking empathy, transparenncy and an abiltiy to accept blame for the tragedy. April Schentrup, principal at Pembroke Pines Elementary, told School Board members the district tried to dock… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Will voters pay more at the store to fix county's traffic problems?

By Larry Barszewski Broward County’s traffic may be a mess, but voters will need to see a sound plan before they’ll agree to raise the sales tax to fix it, city leaders told county commissioners Tuesday. Commissioners are considering a Nov. 6 sales tax referendum and will take a final vote at a June 5 public hearing…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Snake alert! Rain sending them in search of dry land: Your yard.

By Susannah Bryan When the rains come, so do the snakes – sometimes with dangerous consequences. Neighborhoods in Miramar are particularly vulnerable because of their proximity to the reptile’s natural habitat, says Mayor Wayne Messam. “I don’t think that anyone is oblivious to the fact that we do live very close… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fraud allegation dropped against widow of People's Trust co-founder in overpayment suit

By Ron Hurtibise People’s Trust Insurance President and CEO George Schaeffer is no longer accusing the wife of his dead partner of fraudulently inducing him to pay too much for her half of the company in 2014. Schaeffer omitted the allegation from a revised version of his suit against Eileen Gold, wife of Schaeffer’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Calder Race Track, horse breeders battle over slots license

By Dara Kam Thoroughbred breeders and trainers are accusing gambling regulators of erring when they allowed Calder Race Course to keep its lucrative slot-machine license after demolishing the grandstand where bettors once watched horses compete. But during an administrative hearing Tuesday, lawyers for Calder… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida's congressional delegation split over Brightline bonds

By JIM TURNER Members of Florida’s congressional delegation are split over bonds for the controversial Brightline passenger train service that expanded south to Miami last week. In separate letters, delegation members urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to support or suspend $1.15 billion in federally-authorized… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hollywood smash and grab burglary nets about $5,000 worth of phones, watches

By Wayne K. Roustan An estimated $5,000 worth of smartphones, watches, and speakers was stolen from a Hollywood T-Mobile store and police need help finding the two people behind the smash and grab burglary. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at 4907 Sheridan Street, police said. Surveillance videos show the two suspects… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Why do school shootings keep happening? We need to listen. | Opinion

By Erahm Christopher | Special to The Washington Post There was another terrifying mass school shooting Friday. Ten people were killed at Santa Fe High School in southern Texas, and another 10 were wounded. People are saying we need to restrict guns. Others say we need to arm teachers. Here’s what I say: We need to listen to our youths. I have toured… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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In one decade, more than 1,200 Florida youth dead to gunfire

By Erika Pesantes, Ben Crandell Before the school shooting in Parkland gripped the nation, more than 1,000 Florida children and teenagers were slain in a decade’s span. All fell victim to gun violence. The equivalent of nearly 100 Parkland massacres, a staggering 1,284 firearm homicides of the state’s youngest, took place between… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Grandmother, 98, died after being left for hours outside in 90-degree heat, lawsuit says

By Thomas Forester A 98-year-old grandmother died after a health-care facility left her outside in 90-degree heat for more than five hours, a lawsuit alleges. Eva Mae Rhodes sustained second-degree burns during the May 27, 2017 incident. West Palm Beach Fire Rescue reported her unresponsive when they brought her… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida crime at a 47-year low, report says

By Anne Geggis Florida’s crime rate is the lowest it’s been since statewide statistics were first compiled 47 years ago. In 2017, there were 612,374 crimes, a drop of 4.5 percent. Collectively, over the last seven years, reported crime has dropped by more than a quarter. Only reported rapes saw an increase, to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'I am not racist': New York lawyer apologizes for rant about Spanish speakers

By Eli Rosenberg The New York lawyer propelled to ignominy after a video showed him making xenophobic remarks at a deli apologized Tuesday in a brief statement, saying the video did not depict the “real me.” Aaron Schlossberg said he regretted the hurt he had caused, apologized for the way he expressed himself,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Developers pitch 385 single-family homes in Miramar

By Lisa J. Huriash Lennar and CC Homes have submitted plans for a 385-single family home subdivision in Miramar. The one and two-story homes could be as large as six bedrooms, according to the paperwork submitted to City Hall. The gated development would be built on the southwest corner of Bass Creek Road and Southwest… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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