Here are a few stories I'm proud of.
The Boy at the Border
Tough on Immigration
The election of President Donald Trump gave new impetus to Florida state lawmakers who wanted to push measures seen as tough on immigration, but that had gone nowhere in the Legislature in recent years.
The Republican-controlled Florida House approves a strict ban on so-called sanctuary cities that punishes local officials who resist federal efforts to deport immigrants living in the country illegally.
The Florida House has rejected a Senate proposal to loosen mandatory minimum-sentence requirements in a bill that cracks down on synthetic drug traffickers, putting the legislation in jeopardy with only one day left for it to pass.
Two Mothers, Two Losses, One Unexpected Bond
A devastating act ultimately sparked the friendship between Lisa Ortiz and Sonjia Viruegas – the murder of Ortiz’s daughter. Viruegas’s son was her killer. After he died in prison, the two began talking. They haven’t stopped since.