Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and a self-identifying and enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism. She has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and is the winner of a national Society for Features Journalism award.
4 days ago | Politics
Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam has condemned Joe Biden, who has been accused of inappropriately touching women. But during his tenure as mayor of Miramar, Messam supported two top city administrators who have also been accused...
8 days ago | Crime
A new analysis by the American Addiction Centers determined there have been 877 meth labs in Florida over the past decade. The company has released an interactive map for people to see how far they live from sites formerly used to manufacture meth...
9 days ago | Politics
Besides the public's opposition to arming teachers, there's plenty of evidence it can be downright dangerous. New Times has identified a litany of troubling incidents involving Florida educators and guns, including many that have gone previously u...
10 days ago | Politics
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union cautioned immigrants and people of color about traveling to Florida. The travel advisory comes in response to two "anti-sanctuary" bills currently moving through the state Legislature.
15 days ago | Politics
Last month, GOP legislators introduced bills that would require offenders to pay back court fees before they become eligible to vote. The Florida ACLU will hold sit-ins to urge lawmakers to oppose any further restrictions on felon voting rights.
16 days ago | Politics
On Wednesday morning, Parkland dad Fred Guttenberg posted a photo of the letter he received from the NRA condemning gun-control "extremists" who "threaten your individual liberties." Guttenberg responded, "My daughter was the only one to lose free...