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Affordable housing at the cost of the Agricultural Reserve, and a plan to rehome the homeless on Virginia Key Palm Beach County approved plans to build affordable housing in the county's Agriculture Reserve, but the plan has environmentalists sounding alarms. In Miami-Dade County, a plan to build mini-homes for the homeless on Virginia Key has brought out many voices of dissent.
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Affordable housing at the cost of the Agricultural Reserve, and a plan to rehome the homeless on Virginia Key Palm Beach County approved plans to build affordable housing in the county's Agriculture Reserve, but the plan has environmentalists sounding alarms. In Miami-Dade County, a plan to build mini-homes for the homeless on Virginia Key has brought out many voices of dissent.
Inflation and back-to-school goods, home insurance downgrades, and Miami-Dade flooding predictions Parents, teachers, and school districts are adjusting to inflated prices for school supplies ahead of the new school year. Also, many home insurance companies are at risk of downgrades. Plus, what would Miami-Dade County look like if it were hit by Hurricane Irma in 30 years?
Testimony begins in Cruz death penalty trial, and no sex ed for Miami-Dade public school students The jury began hearing testimonies this week for Nikolas Cruzes penalty trial, and will decide if he lives or dies. Also, the Miami-Dade school board rejected the health education curriculum for middle and high schools students that they previously approved, meaning students will not have sex education classes.
Instability in Haiti, and a big expansion for a coral reef sanctuary Haiti has been troubled by gang violence, food and water scarcity and a need for humanitarian aid. What will the U.N. do? The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary aims to expand by almost 1,000 square feet.
Florida companies and the 15-week abortion ban, and potentially higher taxes to fund Broward schools With the 15-week abortion ban being reinstated in Florida due to the state's appeal, how will companies handle helping their employees with abortions if they choose to do so? Also Broward County residents will vote in August to decide whether or not to increase their taxes to help keep funding teachers and schools.
The death of a top Cuban official, the end of jury selection and Miami might see underground tunnels for commuting in the future A man who had the Cuban economy on his resume has recently died. The 12 jurors who decided whether Nikolas Cruz gets life in prison or dies have been selected. The city of Miami and other cities have been looking into the potential of underground tunnels to help ease traffic congestion.
One year since the collapse in Surfside, Roe v. Wade overturned, and rising costs in South Florida A ceremony marked one year since the Champlain Towers collapse. The reversal of Roe vs. Wade has people wondering how abortion access will look like in Florida. And, how has inflation and increasing costs affected South Florida’s communities?
Synagogue challenges state abortion law, COVID in South Florida, Miami gets first Michelin stars A religious institution argues in favor of abortion rights. Florida reverses decision not to preorder COVID-19 vaccines for kids amid a surge in cases. Several Miami restaurants earns high marks from the prestigious Michelin restaurant ratings.
Heavy rain brings flooding and sewage spills to South Florida On this week's South Florida Roundup, WLRN’s Wilkine Brutus spoke to two guests about the flooding and sewage spills in South Florida caused by the recent tropical system that went through the region.
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