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.
28 days 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 ...
1 month ago | Severe Weather
Miami dodged a bullet last week. Hurricane Dorian, just a wobble off South Florida's coast, was one of the strongest and longest-lasting Atlantic hurricanes on record.
1 month ago | Crime
Dozens of kilos of cocaine are washing ashore on Florida's beaches as Hurricane Dorian moves toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.
1 month ago | Broward News
Relief efforts by South Floridians to help the Bahama islands hit by Hurricane Dorian are underway across Broward and Palm Beach counties. Dorian intensified into a Category 5 hurricane over the weekend before making landfall in the Bahamas on Sun...
2 months ago | Animal Planet
Last week, the Trump administration severely weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in a series of changes that included erasing climate change as a threat to wildlife and removing protections from threatened species. In response, a group of en...
2 months ago | Politics
After a month marked by two deadly mass shootings merely hours apart in El Paso and Dayton, Florida House Democrats have forced the state Legislature to vote on hosting a special session to address gun violence.