Jess Nelson is the 2019 writing fellow for Miami New Times. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to be living close to the water again after moving to Miami from New York. She studied history at UC Berkeley and investigative journalism at Columbia University.
6 days ago | Politics
The first day of Roger Stone's criminal trial fittingly descended into a circus, cut short by health emergencies, protesters, and a 30-minute bathroom break by the defendant mere minutes into proceedings.
18 days ago | Politics
State Sen. Joe Gruters — a man who wants to protect hate speech online and has a racist poster hanging in his government office — just can't stop himself. After pushing through a ban on so-called sanctuary cities earlier this year, Gruters vowed t...
20 days ago | Palm Beach News
A federal judge has dismissed complaints against a Florida Muslim advocacy group filed by Laura Loomer, the conservative conspiracy theorist with a history of Islamophobic comments who's now running for Congress.
21 days ago | Longform
The horrors of slavery in United States history and its continued impact today are undeniable. Though Florida's pristine beaches and palm trees aren't typically regarded as part of America's Deep South, the facts say otherwise.
28 days ago | Crime
Two "gain-time" bills making their way through the Florida Legislature would reform the state's harsh minimum sentencing laws — a move experts say would promote good behavior and public safety while saving the state hundreds of millions of dollars.
2 months ago | Politics
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday announced the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, eliminating the clean-water regulations enacted by the Obama administration in 2015 and making it easier for polluters to use ...