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Imperiled democracy requires paying the news utility bill

                  If you read Miami Today regularly, you know you can’t get 90% of our news anywhere else. By design, that news looks ahead. We do a unique job using three strong pillars:  1. Spotlight the whole community.…

New blueprints are coming for hospitality industry’s future

New blueprints are coming for hospitality industry’s future

Miami-Dade’s hospitality sector is under economic siege from the coronavirus. How it recovers is crucial to the future for us all. Of course, whatever industry we look at is struggling…

Forced slowdown is the time for planning a healthier future

Forced slowdown is the time for planning a healthier future

Just as health planners will soon assess what we did wrong with the coronavirus and how we could handle such crises far better, others with time hanging heavy during a…

By attacking tourism marketing, House buries head in sand

By attacking tourism marketing, House buries head in sand

With spreading coronavirus hammering travel and shutting out major meetings and events, the Florida Legislature is kicking our visitor industry as it stumbles. “The travel and tourism industries are facing…

Give legislative effort to grade 479 local governments a ‘D’

Give legislative effort to grade 479 local governments a ‘D’

In a misguided bid to letter grade every county and municipal government from A to D, Florida’s legislature is creating a complex solution in search of a problem to solve.…

Don’t swap largest city park for the grass between buildings

Don’t swap largest city park for the grass between buildings

Miami showcases its policy that it can lose no total parkland. Yet a lease of the city’s largest park for a private mega-project would lose 53 acres. That’s shameful. Don’t…

Sick city hall needs to prove it’s acting for public’s benefit

Sick city hall needs to prove it’s acting for public’s benefit

Coronavirus is crippling China. Miami suffers from its own contagious virus, spreading rapidly at city hall. In both cases, cause and cure are elusive. You can gauge city hall’s health…

Ratchet up Miami-Dade’s spectacular unemployment count

Ratchet up Miami-Dade’s spectacular unemployment count

Two weeks ago this space was titled “Miami-Dade’s 1.8% unemployment is spectacular – if true.” While the widely touted figure remains spectacular, it definitely isn’t true. The real figure is…

Act in haste on public-private land deals, repent at leisure

Act in haste on public-private land deals, repent at leisure

Alarms rang in Miami when an unstable city commission talked of undoing a riverfront land swap for a new administration building. The complex deal with a subsidiary of The Adler…

Miami-Dade’s 1.8% unemployment is spectacular – if true

Miami-Dade’s 1.8% unemployment is spectacular – if true

The news was so good Friday that I couldn’t believe it, but there it was: Miami-Dade County’s unemployment rate had hit its lowest point ever – by far. From November’s…

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