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Hotel housekeepers commute for hours as high rents push them farther away

Every morning, thousands of hospitality workers commute for hours to get to South Florida’s tourism capital, Miami Beach, where a bitter cocktail of exorbitant rents and stagnant wages have pushed workers farther away from the workplace. If it continues, the issue could seriously impact the tourism industry, and the workers who rely on it to live.

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Joey Flechas

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Joey Flechas covers Aventura, Miami Beach and the beaches. A Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, he joined the Miami Herald in April 2013 after a stint at The Gainesville Sun.


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Two shot outside Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach

A man and woman were shot Sunday evening outside the Fontainebleau Hotel. Both were transported to Ryder Trauma Center, and the shooter left the scene on foot, said Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez.
Carli Teproff cteproff@miamiherald.com
Two shot outside Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach 0:41

Two shot outside Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach

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Lincoln Road landmarks lit up for Pride

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Bal Harbour Shops Expansion

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Miami Beach pump stations before and after

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