Hey, everybody! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Miami Daily. Let’s get this Thursday started off right with a quick review of the most important things happening around town, including updates on:
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But first, today’s weather:
A stray afternoon t-storm. High: 88 Low: 77.
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Here are the top stories today in Miami:
1. Miami-Dade County commissioners met Tuesday night and voted early Wednesday morning in favor of increasing their compensation. The proposal, which passed 7-5, sought to more than double commissioner salary benefits to nearly $130,000. (WPLG Local 10)
2. Miami commissioners voted unanimously Sept. 13 to amend city code and put themselves in charge of the park trust that operates historic Virginia Key beach. The vote comes amid opposition to a plan to relocate homeless people into tiny houses on the island. Virginia Key beach is the first park that Black Miami-Dade County residents were officially allowed to use during the segregation era. A second vote will be held in October. (Miami New Times)
3. Miami-Dade College has unveiled new technological advancements at its artificial intelligence center at its North Campus. The 13,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will host the first undergraduate degree in applied AI in Florida and offer various courses on the subject. (WSVN)
4. Miami Beach transplant Peter Thiel, who moved to South Florida in 2020, is warning that housing prices and rent are too high in Florida. The Silicon Valley tech billionaire warned Florida risks becoming like California if the trajectory continues. (The Real Deal – Miami)
5. Jury selection was held on Tuesday in Miami in the trial of Mexican actor Pablo Lyle. The trial is expected to begin at the end of this week or next week on Tuesday. Lyle was charged with manslaughter in 2019 after a punch he allegedly threw during a road rage incident killed someone. (WPLG Local 10)
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— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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