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Miami-Dade Teachers Union Leader Doesn't Condone "Sick-Out" Actions Over SB 6 listen

04/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today, some South Florida teachers held a “sick-out” to protest Senate Bill 6. Gov. Charlie Crist has until Friday to veto the bill, which will link teacher pay to student performance, among other things. One quarter of Miami-Dade County teachers called in sick, apparently to protest the bill. United Teachers of Dade president Karen Aronowitz told WMNF that her group did not support the sick out, but that SB 6 would...

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2 Democrats challenge Diaz-Balarts in Miami-Dade listen

07/09/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A new poll in Miami-Dade shows two Democratic challengers making a serious run at GOP incumbents Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart.

The unpopularity of the Iraq war and President Bush, as well as scandals that saw some GOP congressmen go to jail, allowed Democrats to regain Congress in the 2006 elections.

Democrats think they can make even more inroads this November. In the Miami-Dade area, considerable resources have been expended to take on three longtime Republicans – Ilena Ros-Lehtin...

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