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David Volz

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‘Graphite and glitter’

Brightline is selling a sparkly alternative to sitting in South Florida traffic.

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Vickie Cartwright may be fired by Broward School Board. Again.

School board to consider motions to terminate embattled school superintendent on Tuesday.

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More trees, cooler pavements: Miami-Dade tries tackling its extreme heat problem

Miami-Dade, which recently debuted an 'Extreme Heat Action Plan,' has the most days of extreme heat in the nation.

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911 problems continue to flare amid political infighting in Broward County

Critics point to lag in response times, low pay, disagreements between county and sheriff's office.

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Felony conviction prevents Rod Velez from taking seat on Broward School Board

Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced Velez with Daniel Foganholi, who just recently served on the board and lost another local race.

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Photos: New Brightline train station opens in Boca Raton

The station, which has on-site security and a premium lounge, cost about $60 million.

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Broward School Board reverses previous firing, decides to keep Superintendent Vickie Cartwright

Board members said they would review her on Jan. 24. If they see no improvement, they'll launch a national search for a replacement.

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Will Broward schools superintendent's support of masking kids prove her undoing?

A previously constituted school board voted to fire Vickie Cartwright. With new members, they could well decide to change course and keep her. But then there's the issue of the COVID mask mandate she supported.

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Evictions, high rent: Renters in South Florida continue to struggle

Rental costs in Florida generally are considered among the nation’s most overvalued.

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Ahoy! Big changes coming to Port Everglades, including Disney cruises next year

It's just one of the major developments taking place at the port, which was recently awarded a more than $19 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Cross-state neighbors helping neighbors in Florida after the storm

Smaller organizations are pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Ian. People need to know 'they are not alone,' one advocate said.

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Will 2nd time be the charm for suspended Broward School Board member?

Donna Korn, running for reelection, faces a runoff – and a possible second suspension from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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On the edge: Florida teachers struggling with burnout in the classroom

With increased pressure from the pandemic and the culture wars, some educators are at the breaking point.

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Dollars against danger: Brightline gets grant money for safety improvements, expansion

Since the service's start in 2017, its trains have killed over 50 people, though many of them were suicides.

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Florida elected official still serves although she lives in Georgia

A Hollywood city commissioner bought a house out of state to care for her ill daughter and mainly resides there, carrying out her duties and attending meetings remotely.

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'She delivers': How Debbie Wasserman Schultz became a fixture in South Florida politics

She's been in elected office since she was 26. One expert calls her 'the right politician for the right district ... liberal, but not too liberal.'

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Are Palm Beach County residents ready to mortgage the future?

County voters will decide whether to OK a $200 million bond issue to subsidize affordable housing.

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Citizens Insurance coverage limits hitting South Florida homeowners the hardest

'Florida’s property insurance market is facing a crisis not seen since the collapse of the market after Hurricane Andrew,' one expert says.