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Awards

  • 2013 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "Unjust Bust"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 19, 2011

    "Uncle Luke Wants You"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 8, 2010

    "Death Row"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 3, 2009

    "On the Level"

  • 2010 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published September 3, 2009

    "On the Level"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published October 15, 2009

    "Work It, Jerry!"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 17, 2009

    "Baby Got Fatback!"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published October 23, 2008

    "Dead Weight"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 1, 2008

    "The F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published May 1, 2008

    "The F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published September 11, 2008

    "Missing Peace"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published December 11, 2008

    "No Fear"

  • 2009 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published May 1, 2008

    "F-School Bomb"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 8, 2008

    "Killers in the Can"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 22, 2008

    "Burn, Baby, Burn"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 30, 2008

    "Voter Fraud Ahead"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published January 10, 2008

    "Wet Foot, Dusty Foot"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published August 2, 2007

    "Bad Apple"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published January 27, 2005

    "Crack Kills"

2010 Stories by Francisco Alvarado

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  • Francisco Alvarado
    COVER STORY

    Proposed Miami Skate Park Pits Skaters Against Preservationists

    published November 11, 2010

    Seth Levy is ripping it. The urethane wheels on his skateboard roar as the 23-year-old University of Miami graduate glides from the bottom to... More >>

  • Francisco Alvarado
    COVER STORY

    It's Time for Florida to Legalize Pot

    published October 7, 2010

    Florida and California have a lot in common. Both states have great weather, sunny beaches, and an abundance of marijuana. Except the Golden... More >>

  • Pot by the Numbers

    published October 7, 2010

    • Estimated annual revenue generated by marijuana, the nation's largest cash crop: $35.8 billion • Estimated annual... More >>

  • Taking a Legal Toke

    published October 7, 2010

    Irvin Rosenfeld is a hero to any sick person who has ever felt the positive, ultrahealing vibes marijuana has on the body. When he was 10 years... More >>

  • Grow-House Blues

    published October 7, 2010

    In early June 2008, a 21-year-old Kendall man we'll call Johnny Greenthumb wanted to cash in on Florida's largest cash crop. He rented a house... More >>

  • Famous Tokers

    published October 7, 2010

    Jazz legend Louis Armstrong. He preferred Mary Jane to booze and smoked it daily throughout most of his life, including before... More >>

  • Key Dates in Pot History

    published October 7, 2010

    2727 B.C. — The Chinese document the use of cannabis as a medication. 1911 — South Africa becomes the first country to... More >>

  • Reefer Revolution

    published October 7, 2010

    It's a scorching late afternoon in mid-July. Strolling on the sidewalk along the west side of Flamingo Park in South Beach, Eric Stevens... More >>

  • Francisco Alvarado
    COVER STORY

    The C-9 Basin Serves as a Last Bastion of Lawless South Florida

    published May 13, 2010

    A camcorder lens zooms in on a patch of tall, dry grass and palm trees in a bushy field and finds a pair of discarded nylon bags used for... More >>

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