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A Keys judge overthrew Florida’s gay marriage ban and ruled in favor of two Key West bartenders to marry. 

Marriage ceremonies can start on Tuesday in Monroe County.

A Keys judge overthrew Florida’s gay marriage ban and ruled in favor of two Key West bartenders to marry.

Marriage ceremonies can start on Tuesday in Monroe County.

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A Miami burger dedicated to LeBron James is no more. For now, restaurant owners at OneBurger in Coral Gables have christened the sandwich the “Gone” burger. What would you have named it?
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Carlos Hermida attended one of the state’s first cannabis colleges—Medical Marijuana Tampa.

He recently went to the Florida Cannabis Coalition, an event geared toward Florida’s medical marijuana industry. He wants to see the medical marijuana industry flourish in Florida, his home state.

Read more about Hermida and his opinion on Amendment 2 by clicking here:


Photo credit: Vlado/ Flickr/Creative Commons

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When LeBron James came to Miami, you shared your feelings with us in a poem. Care to do it again? 

Say goodbye to LeBron James in a haiku.

We’ll highlight some submissions from the weekend on WLRN.org.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Castillo

When LeBron James came to Miami, you shared your feelings with us in a poem. Care to do it again?

Say goodbye to LeBron James in a haiku.

We’ll highlight some submissions from the weekend on WLRN.org.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Castillo

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What’s the story behind LeBron James’ face being blacked out on the Midtown mural of the Miami Heat?

What are your thoughts on this?

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xianmarin:

Everyone who burned their LeBron jerseys four years ago



WLRN-What’s The Story: Miami, what are you going to do with your LeBron jerseys?

xianmarin:

Everyone who burned their LeBron jerseys four years ago

WLRN-What’s The Story: Miami, what are you going to do with your LeBron jerseys?
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In many respects, 32 year-old Lincoln Diaz-Balart could have been considered a long shot in his 1986 campaign for state office.

In many respects, 32 year-old Lincoln Diaz-Balart could have been considered a long shot in his 1986 campaign for state office.

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The Tampa Bay Times put out an editorial blaming utilities and state lawmakers for not using more solar energy. “Once again the private sector is ahead of state government, and Florida’s next governor should provide stronger leadership with a vigorous renewable energy policy that does more than protect the utilities.”

The Tampa Bay Times put out an editorial blaming utilities and state lawmakers for not using more solar energy. “Once again the private sector is ahead of state government, and Florida’s next governor should provide stronger leadership with a vigorous renewable energy policy that does more than protect the utilities.”

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Love South Florida’s quirky history? Join us Thursday for a night of South Florida trivia this Thursday, July 10 at 6:30pm at Gramps in Wynwood. 

The event is free. Teams of up to 5 or less are allowed. Every team gets a WLRN or Herald staff member! Please register in advance.

Love South Florida’s quirky history? Join us Thursday for a night of South Florida trivia this Thursday, July 10 at 6:30pm at Gramps in Wynwood. The event is free. Teams of up to 5 or less are allowed. Every team gets a WLRN or Herald staff member! Please register in advance.

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Bayside Marketplace wants a facelift that would include a $400 million SkyRise tower. South Florida voters will ultimately decide if the 1,000-foot observation tower gets constructed on Aug. 26.

Should Bayside have a tower?

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From the reporters notebook

I never thought answering the question: “Why isn’t there more solar power in Florida” would be so complicated, but it turns out it kind of is.

After talking to three solar energy professionals, Julia and I have realized that there’s no clear-cut reason as to why we don’t use more solar power in Florida. We do use some solar energy —- an astronomically small amount (out of all the electricity in South Florida, only 0.06%, comes from solar) and the reason why seems to be a combination of political, financial, and meteorological factors.

Julia says she’s still trying to understand why the sunshine state has such a dark cloud over the issue—which interestingly enough, is apparently a factor. FPL considers Florida’s sometimes cloudy skies to be a barrier to solar power in Florida, but we haven’t been able to find out what the science behind that determination is…yet.

-Selima Hussain

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We don’t really have large-scale (solar panel) manufacturing in Florida because there isn’t a market. When you establish the market the manufacturing will come in.
- James Fenton, Director of the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Florida Solar Energy Center
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