After years of turning a blind eye to the growing prospect of devastating losses, the Legislature is beginning to concede to reality: Sea level rise is happening; it will worsen; and Florida must adjust.
The same agency that keeps repeating the same mistakes managing Florida’s child welfare system wants — of all things — more secrecy. The Florida Department of Children & Families supports legislation that would remove from public records the names of foster parents and others in their household. This would make it easier for child abusers to escape attention and for the state to avoid public scrutiny of its incompetence in protecting vulnerable children. Children and taxpayers deserve more accountability, not less.
A week after a Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jet crashed in Ethiopia, that country’s transport minister said recovered flight recorders from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 showed “clear similarities” to a deadly accident in Indonesia last October involving a Lion Air plane of the same model.
You would think things would have vastly changed for the better. That the number of young people killed by gun violence would have dropped. That Americans, youugand old, would have put lay down their weapons. Not at all.
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks about goals for the planning board, which is charged with transportation planning for the county with the Miami Herald editorial board.