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Jim DeFede With Marty Kiar & Dwight Bullard (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Living On Minimum Wage

Broward County commissioner Marty Kiar and state Senator Dwight Bullard talk to Jim DeFede about what they experienced and learned after living on minimum wage for a week. Both politicians are hoping to highlight the need for an increase in minimum wage, which is currently $7.79 an hour.

07/23/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom a free man after being found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

The Role Of “Stand Your Ground” In Zimmerman Trial

Nearly a year and half after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer was cleared of any wrong doing.

CBS4–07/14/2013

Stand Your Ground Discussion  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Zimmerman Verdict – Stand Your Ground Law

CBS4′s Jim DeFede spoke with state Senator Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Carlos Trujillo about Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law and what role it played in the George Zimmerman trial.

07/14/2013

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Miami Democrats Push For Gun Control Legislation

Set against the back drop of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin, a pair of Democrats tried to drum up support Tuesday among their colleagues for gun-control legislation which has stalled during this legislative session.

04/02/2013

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New Bills Proposed To Cut Down On Stray Population

Pets’ Trust Miami proposed a new bill in efforts to reduce the large number of stray cats and dogs in Miami-Dade County and decrease unwanted animals being put down each year.

CBS Miami–03/18/2013

Larcenia Bullard (Source: CBS4)

Family, Friends Mourns Loss Of Fmr. State Senator Larcenia Bullard

Former state Senator Larcenia Bullard has died the age of 65. Sen. Bullard, a Miami Democrat who was replaced in the Senate last fall by her son, Dwight, had health problems in recent years.

03/17/2013

Sybrina Fulton (Source: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Wants Repeal Of “Stand Your Ground” Law

The mother of Trayvon Martin joined Democratic lawmakers at the Florida Capitol on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to support the repeal of the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law.

CBS4–01/16/2013

Sybrina Fulton (Source: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother To Push For “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

The mother of Trayvon Martin will be at Florida’s Capitol this week to support legislation that would repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self defense law.

CBS4–01/15/2013

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Miami-Dade Prepping For Dismal FCAT Scores

Just 24 hours after the state of Florida decided to lower standards to allow more students to pass the written part of the FCAT; the Miami-Dade School Board is debating whether the FCAT is setting expectations correctly or is too hard.

CBS4–05/16/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Fla. House Holds Silent Observance For Trayvon Martin

Members of the Florida House, meeting in a special session in Tallahassee to work on redistricting, observed a minute of silence on Tuesday for Trayvon Martin.

CBS4–03/27/2012

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