As Hurricane Irma Heads North, Officials Urge Floridians to Stay Put

Storm surge swamps low-lying areas as high winds cut power to millions and damage buildings across the Sunshine State.

When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation

With Irma looming, organizations are hitting some roadblocks in getting information out to Floridians who don’t speak English.

Booming Miami Is Littered with Tower Cranes Not Built to Withstand a Massive Hurricane

"The arm's counterbalance is very heavy and poses a potential danger if the crane collapses."

In ‘Sanctuary City’ Remarks, Sessions Contrasts Miami-Dade County With Chicago

As the Trump administration looks to tie immigration enforcement compliance to federal grant funding, the U.S. attorney general continues to grumble about the nation’s third-largest city.

Neighborhood Group Fights David Beckham’s Stadium Ambitions

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Some good pensions-related news for a change; voters reject plan to disband Michigan village; and the ACLU sues Maine’s governor.

Zika Threat Prompts New Mosquito Spraying Effort in Miami

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New York City's "Summer of Hell" starts with a sigh of relief; a serious water shortage on Hawaii’s Big Island; and Texas legislative leaders prep for special session.

Why Miami Was a Perfect Gateway for Zika

The virus showed up months—or even years—before anyone realized it was there.

The Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Be Victims of Housing Discrimination

Miami’s lawsuit against Bank of America and Wells Fargo now returns to a federal appeals court in Atlanta.

Florida Public Housing Project Elevator Traps Ben Carson

The incident came at an inopportune moment for the Trump administration, which recently called for slashing the overall budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 13 percent in its 2018 proposal.

Mapping Miami’s Flood Risk and Other Resiliency Challenges

An important question facing communities in South Florida: “How do we get the right information we need to inform changes in building codes and prioritizing infrastructure for investment?”

5 Cities Take Smart City Planning to the Next Level

From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.

Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Gives Some Local Governments Pause

Miami-Dade County leads a flurry of jurisdictions distancing themselves from “sanctuary city” status for fear of losing federal grant money.

‘Zika Isn’t Gone, It’s Sleeping’

State and local governments will continue to confront a difficult and potentially costly public health challenge this year.

Pesticides Aren’t the Best Way to Fight Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

Chemical spraying is less sustainable than other mosquito-fighting methods, and may give people a false sense of security.

The Realities of Sea-Level Rise in Miami's Low-Income Communities

While Miami Beach pours money into adaptation, residents in other parts of the county are waiting for the help they need.

Miami-Area Mayors vs. Florida Dept. of Health; Montana’s Fish Kill Economic Impacts

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: A Google Maps vanishing act; a stinky reservoir in Columbus, Ohio; expensive suicide nets for Golden Gate Bridge.

Zika Advisory Grows to Include One of South Florida's Biggest Tourist Draws

The CDC warned pregnant women not to travel to Miami Beach