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Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

County Commissioner Juan Zapata’s campaign to force the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition off county land and out of his district seems inexplicable for many reasons. As we reported last…

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Two heartening reports in Miami Today last week focused on pro-jects planned around Metro-rail stations. Unfortunately, most remain just plans rather than apartments, condos, retail and offices. As auto traffic…

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

What could be a better Christmas gift for the people of Miami-Dade than increasing our county commissioners’ pay 16 times over? That’s right – it would be a gift to…

Creak, clank, bump, wreak, clatter: Welcome to Miami

Creak, clank, bump, wreak, clatter: Welcome to Miami

What changes faster than Miami? Blink and you’ll see a new skyline. But amidst change, two things recur every fall: the buzzards fly back from a summer in Hinckley, Ohio,…

What Small Business really needs – and from whom

What Small Business really needs – and from whom

Big Business doesn’t seem to have a clue about Small Business. We just got an e-mail that American Express had proclaimed Small Business Saturday “in response to small business owners’…

Two cruise lines sailing toward vital growth at PortMiami

Two cruise lines sailing toward vital growth at PortMiami

Two cruise line agreements up for approval next week reveal the massive economic impact the industry has in Miami-Dade – an impact that extends far beyond the nearly 2.5 million…

Is happiness just a thing called cold? Researchers probing

Is happiness just a thing called cold? Researchers probing

A scholarly study of global happiness that’s funded by the United Arab Emirates purports to show that the wealthiest nations aren’t necessarily the happiest, with the United States 15th best…

Why does county ignore the folly of its preference rules?

Why does county ignore the folly of its preference rules?

Do you willingly buy shoddy items or pay extra just because goods are made here? Not likely. Do you pay a worker down the street more than one who commutes?…

Business and government roll down cooperative line again

Business and government roll down cooperative line again

It’s been long in coming – far too long. We’re on the cusp of seeing business and government back at work together, speaking with one voice for the good of…

Can school system’s soccer stadium play make the grade?

Can school system’s soccer stadium play make the grade?

Miami-Dade’s school system, which teaches decisions based on fact and not emotion, has made itself lead player to create a professional soccer stadium in Little Havana. That’s great, because if…

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