News http://blog.wlrn.org en FDOT: Florida In Relatively Good Shape If Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fdot-florida-relatively-good-shape-if-highway-trust-fund-goes-broke <p>While state transportation departments around the country have been scrambling in anticipation of a potential Highway Trust Fund insolvency, Florida officials aren’t sweating quite yet.<br /><br />The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Trust Fund, which trickles down and helps pay for everything from highways to sidewalks, will run out of money in August. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a bill that would temporarily fix the problem.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:05 +0000 Kenny Malone 36162 at http://blog.wlrn.org FDOT: Florida In Relatively Good Shape If Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke Butter http://blog.wlrn.org/post/butter <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BROKEN OLIVE BUTTER</span></u></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman Van </span>Aken<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. © Copyright 2014</span></p><p><em>The olives here are "broken" so we can remove the pits. Then we make a simple </em><em>‘</em><em>compound</em><em>’</em> <em>butter with them with plenty of herbs, garlic, and spices to serve on the beef. Allow the butter to soften a little before placing directly on meat or fish that are hot from the grill, pan or oven.</em></p><p>Yield: 1 ½ Cups</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 36083 at http://blog.wlrn.org Butter Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rules In Favor of Gay Marriage http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-circuit-judge-rules-favor-gay-marriage <p>Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel ruled Friday afternoon that the six same-sex couples who sued county clerk Harvey Ruvin for marriage licenses should be allowed to wed.&nbsp;</p><p>In the ruling, Zabel wrote that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage "is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law."</p><p>Zabel&nbsp;ordered an immediate stay until after the case is appealed.&nbsp;</p><p>The ruling marks the second time in less than two weeks that a South Florida circuit judge declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:55:51 +0000 Carla Javier 36181 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rules In Favor of Gay Marriage Applications For New School Choice Program Higher Than Expected http://blog.wlrn.org/post/applications-new-school-choice-program-higher-expected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want one of the roughly 1,800 new scholarships for students with disabilities that allows parents to mix and match services for their children, you better get an application in soon.</span></p><p>More than 1,200 families applied for a Personal Learning Scholarship Account, or PLSA, in the first week of applications. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are intended for students autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other significant learning challenges.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:55:58 +0000 John O'Connor 36159 at http://blog.wlrn.org Applications For New School Choice Program Higher Than Expected Critical Mass Tonight In Miami and Fort Lauderdale http://blog.wlrn.org/post/critical-mass-tonight-miami-and-fort-lauderdale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's that time of the month again.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight, the Critical </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mass swarm&nbsp;of bicycles share the road with cars&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Miami and Fort Lauderdale</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The event usually happens at the end of every month -- to represent the <a href="http://www.themiamibikescene.com/2014/07/friday-july-25th-630pm-ride-starts-at.html">Miami Bike Scene</a>&nbsp;in Miami and to inspire road sharing.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:39:16 +0000 Selima Hussain 36148 at http://blog.wlrn.org Critical Mass Tonight In Miami and Fort Lauderdale Miami Seaquarium Fined For No Barrier Between Trainers And Killer Whale http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-seaquarium-fined-no-barrier-between-trainers-and-killer-whale-0 <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The Miami </span>Seaquarium<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> is facing a $7,000 fine from a federal agency for not having enough protection between trainers and a killer whale.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:04 +0000 Julia Duba 36149 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Seaquarium Fined For No Barrier Between Trainers And Killer Whale The Florida Roundup: Taking The "Affordable" Out Of The Affordable Care Act? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-taking-affordable-out-affordable-care-act-0 <p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:42 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Sammy Mack 36141 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Taking The "Affordable" Out Of The Affordable Care Act? As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ramadan-comes-close-local-muslims-come-together-break-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They break the fast with a meal after sundown called </span>iftar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition">(See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)</a></em></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:00 +0000 Carla Javier & Jephie Bernard & Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 36101 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sholom-mohamed-brothers-spite-israeli-palestinian-conflict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mohamed </span>Ghumrawi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Sholom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Neistein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have been friends for six years.</span></p><p>Sholom is Jewish. Mohamed is Muslim and of Palestinian descent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:04:21 +0000 Selima Hussain 36106 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Sea-Level Rise To Be Discussed At Symposium http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sea-level-rise-be-discussed-symposium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The impact of sea-level rise on South Florida will be the topic of discussion at the </span><a href="http://www.artmarshall.org/portal/sea-level-rise-symposium#.U9FSmo1dU9U" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Second Annual Sea Level Rise Symposium</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Friday.</span></p><p>Experts say Florida is ground zero for sea level rise, and the Southeast Florida region will be the most impacted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:57:06 +0000 Nadege Green 36089 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sea-Level Rise To Be Discussed At Symposium Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training http://blog.wlrn.org/post/programs-offers-inner-city-youths-professional-field-training <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://urgentinc.org/drupal/?q=content/about-us" target="_blank">FACE</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a paid summer internship program for young adults, is wrapping up and showing off what its participants have been up to in the past six weeks.</span></p><p>The name of the program stands for film, arts, culture (and coding) and entrepreneurship. Participants choose an area of focus and pair up with industry professionals to develop and execute a project in that field.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:09 +0000 Wilson Sayre 36040 at http://blog.wlrn.org Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/shuckers-waterfront-grill-reopens-more-year-after-deck-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year after </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-shuckers-deck-collapses-biscayne-bay-during-nba-finals" target="_blank">its deck collapsed during a Miami Heat game</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shucker's Waterfront Grill is reopening with a new deck.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.shuckersbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank">The restaurant,&nbsp;</a>also known as Shucker's Bar &amp; Grill before closing last summer,&nbsp;is located in North Bay Village.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Carla Javier 36031 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse Taxpayers Saddled With Miami-Dade Police Settlement For Botched Sting http://blog.wlrn.org/post/taxpayers-saddled-miami-dade-police-settlement-botched-sting <p>Miami-Dade County taxpayers are most likely on the hook for settlement payments in a county police sting operation where three alleged home invasion robbers were killed, along with the confidential police informant working with the department.</p><p>It happened in June 2011 in the Redland, and <a href="http://www.nbcmiami.com/investigations/County-Agrees-to-Pay-600k-for-Deaths-in-Botched-Miami-Dade-Police-Sting-267103161.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_MIBrand" target="_blank">NBC 6 has an exclusive investigation</a>.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:33 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 35989 at http://blog.wlrn.org Taxpayers Saddled With Miami-Dade Police Settlement For Botched Sting Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hear-children-seeking-refuge-miami-violence-below-border <p>As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:59:41 +0000 WLRN Staff & Miami Herald Staff 36057 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys http://blog.wlrn.org/post/same-sex-couples-still-will-not-marry-keys <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wedding bells are not ringing yet for same-sex couples in Monroe County.</span></p><p>Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones had hoped to apply for a marriage license on Tuesday after<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long"> last week Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled in their favor seeking the right to marry</a>. But State Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately appealed Garcia’s decision, automatically putting the process on hold.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Nancy Klingener 36055 at http://blog.wlrn.org Same-Sex Couples Still Will Not Marry In The Keys