Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Public Schools plan to eliminate out-of-school suspensions this year, preferring to keep kids in class and address behavior problems.

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Same sex couples around the state stand to benefit from Thursday’s Monroe County court ruling that overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

The City of Miami Beach will be the first in the state to offer transgender benefits to city employees, starting this October. The Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday to offer the coverage.

Drivers for a new ride-sharing service, Lyft, are now facing significant fines and penalties from Miami-Dade County. The service has been around for about two weeks now, but it's operating illegally.

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A new poll finds that 56 percent of Americans and more than 60 percent of Floridians favor changing U.S. policy toward Cuba.

Equality Florida

On Tuesday, six same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in South Florida asking for the right to marry.

One important clue to solving the mystery of what happened this week over the Atlantic Ocean near Miami may have been discovered:

Casinos, crime, and Tuberculosis are in the headlines today.

Miami Republicans Vote To Oppose Common Core

Sep 23, 2013

Miami Dade Republicans have approved a resolution opposing Common Core standards, a new way of teaching that sets benchmarks for students at each grade level. In doing so, the group has parted ways with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Bush once served as chairman of the Miami Dade Republicans. Now, he increasingly finds himself at odds with his own party. During a press conference in Washington last week, Bush reiterated his support for the standards known as Common Core. Bush also pushed back against the notion that Common Core is a national takeover of education.

“If you’re comfortable with mediocrity – fine", said Bush. "I’m not, and I think most Floridians aren’t either. So, yeah, there’s a political consequence to all this. There’s a lot of heat right now. But the simple fact is no one can defend the lower standards that we have across this country.”

After an 8 1/2-hour public hearing, Miami-Dade County commissioners found a way to keep its library system essentially intact early Wednesday morning while also not raising taxes.