At Broward government, your boss decides who gets a chance to telework from home in pandemic

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Eight days after Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down amid

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Private, public defense lawyers race a common enemy: the coronavirus

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Miami criminal defense lawyer Edward Shohat and Gordon Weekes, the No. 2 public defender for Broward

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Think you’re isolated during the pandemic? Just ask an addict

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org As healthy Americans struggle with social isolation in a pandemic, the Rev. Nathaniel Wilcox reminds them

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Broward County bosses deep-six whistleblower complaints, suit says

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Broward’s top administrators have repeatedly covered up employee whistleblower complaints about serious failures, including missteps that

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Lawyers tell federal judge that Saudi ‘agents’ are intimidating 9/11 witnesses

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Witnesses with “personal and relevant” knowledge about 9/11 have told lawyers and investigators representing thousands of

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Fields of gold: A commodities kingpin, political connections and millions laundered through Miami real estate

By Jack Davies, Liuba Sevciuk FloridaBulldog.orgMany men have regretted their friendship with Yuri Drukker. Over the years, he forged a

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Redemption and campaign contributions in North Bay Village

By Frank Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org In North Bay Village, a tiny town with a big reputation for political upheaval, former commissioner

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Miami Gardens mayor, commissioners took hundreds of thousands of dollars from strip club, a casino and Miami Dolphins

ByFrancisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org Elected officials in Miami Gardens routinely accept private donations from Tootsie’s Cabaret, Calder Casino, the Miami Dolphins

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Who owns Florida’s beaches? The answer might be clearer soon

By Ann Henson Feltgen FloridaBulldog.org The Florida Legislature is expected to act soon on whether to overturn a controversial 2018

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Hollywood makes final push to buy ex-golf course as owner plans for RV park

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Hollywood’s hopes of purchasing a former golf course for use as a nature preserve and public

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Amid turmoil at Department of Justice, mercy pleas filed for Roger Stone

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Tuesday’s stunning news that the U.S. Department of Justice had disavowed its own prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation

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AIDS nonprofit spends millions to control neighbor in Fort Lauderdale housing fight

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org A nonprofit that’s trying to build a controversial low-income housing tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale has

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Arsenic and old sludge: A Hollywood environmental story

By Benjamin Paley Hollywood Gazette and Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Hollywood’s plans to buy a former golf course and convert it

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Judge: Waste Management has rebutted crime-fraud allegations for now

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Waste Management has successfully rebutted crime-fraud allegations that, if upheld, would have forced the trash giant

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Florida Panthers’ 50-year takeover at Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park goes to court

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org The stealthy deal that last year gave the owners of the Florida Panthers control of a

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Lobbyist Marc Sarnoff brings big PAC money to Miami City Hall in fight over kiosks

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org Like many politicians who leave public service, former Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is parlaying his

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Before Brightline became nation’s deadliest railroad, its owners rejected safety fixes

By Ann Henson Feltgen FloridaBulldog.org The owners of Brightline, the nation’s only privately funded and operated train, have been on

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Legal mistakes help Miami man convicted of murder get new trial

By Jasmine Kripalani FloridaBulldog.org Tyler Darnell and his family have long insisted he’s innocent. Now, a Miami-Dade judge is putting

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As 2020 threatens to be fateful for journalism, a South Florida newspaper folds

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org The collapse of local news came to North Broward and South Palm Beach last week with

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Florida justices quietly approve ‘Stand Your Ground on Steroids’

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Sometimes footnotes hold treasures. Or they may contain dynamite, like the one in a ruling the

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Florida Commission’s parole supervision can turn on personality, perception

By Deirdra Funcheon JJIE.org While most Florida Commission on Offender Review decisions are made during hearings without the inmate present,

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Report: Russian oligarch’s companies sent $1 million to counterparts at Pompano’s Kalashnikov USA

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org A Russian oligarch’s companies reportedly sent $1 million to counterparts at Pompano Beach’s Kalashnikov USA. >

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Florida Commission decides medical release for very sick inmates, but doesn’t meet them

By Deirdra Funcheon FloridaBulldog.org Some inmates deemed “terminally ill” or “permanently incapacitated” and not a danger to themselves or others

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Three on Florida commission decide parole for thousands of inmates

By Deirdra Funchson JJIE Whether or not to let certain inmates out of prison is a decision that falls to

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Port Everglades boss: We didn’t check whether dumped ship wastewater was contaminated

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Faced with an auditor’s findings that 2.5 million gallons of ship wastewater was dumped at Port

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Miami pays to settle with ex-investigator for police oversight panel who said she was victim of racism

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org An ex-investigator for Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel is getting $150,000 in taxpayer funds for settling a

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The Port Everglades mess: millions unaccounted for or lost, the illegal dumping of untreated ship wastewater

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org “Gross mismanagement” at Port Everglades led to mass employee theft, millions of dollars in unverified county

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Casualties in courtroom of Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy judge applaud his exit

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org They call themselves “The Group.” They’re an informal band of lawyers, all survivors of what they

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Miami Herald newsroom votes on whether to unionize amid divisive charges, countercharges

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org UPDATE: Nov. 20. The newsrooms of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald have voted in

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11 Saudi officials, including one at kingdom’s U.S. embassy, identified as 9/11 ‘accomplices’

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Lawyers for 9/11 family members and survivors have identified 11 Saudi government officials who they say

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