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Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music event that takes place during March in Miami. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.

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The picturesque streets of Historic Downtown Homestead transformed for Military Appreciation Day as military and civilians came together for a day of food, drinks, music, and erformances. 

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The Florida Keys took the brunt of Hurricane Irma when it hit in 2017, filling the network of canals with debris and sediment along with widespread damage. The debris has been cleared and now the first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects is underway.

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State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to use federal tax savings to cover costs of restoring power after Hurricane Irma, despite criticism that the tax money should be used to lower

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Additional federal funding could be coming for Everglades restoration. The White House has revised a budget request to Congress and is seeking to provide $200 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Everglades work, a boost of $137 million from an earlier proposal.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed legislation that expands the controversial school “guardian” program to allow armed classroom

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With their eyes on the Super Bowl and WrestleMania, both of which the state will host in 2020, officials are looking for new ways to ensure victims are not trafficked for sex or labor.

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An endangered Matchie’s tree kangaroo joey from New Guinea has begun to peek out of its mother’s pouch at Zoo Miami. It is still basically confined to the pouch where it will continue to develop for the next several months before venturing away from its mother. It will not be totally weaned …

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Two Florida counties were hacked by Russians prior to the 2016 elections, but there was no “manipulation” of voting results, Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters Tuesday morning.

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A record $91.1 billion spending plan for next fiscal year will soon be formally transmitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis, starting a 15-day clock for him to wield his line-item veto pen and decide what stays and what goes.

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Hello everyone. My name is Rosie. In case we haven’t met, I’m the Tyrannosaurus rex that stood at the entrance of the Turkey Point Clean Energy Center for many wonderful years – a greeting job I took very seriously. Over the years, I had the opportunity to meet many special visitors and to g…

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The lone house at 653 Lucy St, across from Jay’s Funeral Home, holds many memories for Mr. Fred Lee, Junior. Lee’s parents originally relocated from South Carolina and took work where they could. “I think my father’s first job was working in a grove near what’s the Miami airport. My mother d…

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“Riders Up” count down to The Kentucky Derby is on as we celebrate the Run for the Roses with a taste of Derby delights. During the most exciting two minutes in sports, race enthusiasts enjoy traditional Southern fare as well as their Mint Julep drinks.

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With just days left in the legislative session, House Speaker Jose Oliva on Monday put to rest the possibility of passing a gambling deal.

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House and Senate budget chiefs agreed Tuesday to a roughly $90 billion budget deal, but lawmakers will not end the 2019 legislative session on time.

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The two-letter word “no” may be small yet powerful. It can show authority or create conflict. Take a moment to think about it. Remember grocery shopping with small kids as you entered the “Aisle of Temptation” lined with candy and toys just before you reached the check out counter? We all ex…

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The USDA Census of Agriculture known as the crop report lists Miami-Dade County as first in foliage crop business in Florida. The Census is conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture every five years - the last in 2017.

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The sound of motorcycles, bagpipes and marching orders echoed in the Capitol courtyard April 27th as thousands gathered for The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police 37th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

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Springtime leans toward lite fresh foods that are not only healthy for us but simple and easy to prepare. I love Lemon recipes in the Spring. A squeeze of lemon on foods is as good as a dash of salt to bring out the flavor of just about any recipe. Acidity of the lemon cuts greasiness and he…

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Senior Matthew Garza came out firing and the hitters backed up him with three runs in the first innings.

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When you think of a prototypical athlete, most people immediately think of stick and ball sports such as football, basketball or baseball. Your mind sculpts an image of a tall, muscular individual who can accomplish almost any feat on the field of play – someone like Bo Jackson or LeBron Jam…

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Dade County Farm Bureau will honor Rutzke at 41st Annual Barbecue and “Fun” Raiser on Saturday, April 27

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Homestead City Council agreed to several changes to the City’s Cybrary project at its regular meeting on April 17. Council spent the first four hours discussing a new development on Kingman Road (SEE related story).

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Upon entering the Airie Nest Gallery in the Everglades National Park, one is greeted by strangely seductive, other-worldly looking objects. Custom built tables with leaves and flowers, topographical diagrams and a video of a sugar cane train all represent aspects of the Saw Palmetto, a plant…

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For the first time ever in the zoo’s history, a North Island kiwi hatched at Zoo Miami!! This is not only a first for Zoo Miami, it is a first for the state of Florida and much of the Southeastern United States!! Zoo Miami received the fertilized egg on March 15th from the Smithsonian Nation…

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Easter is one of the most well-known holidays that we all love to take part in. When you think of Easter, we think of church services, egg hunting, chocolate bunnies, and baskets filled with candy and small gifts.

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National Park Week --- April 20 - 28.  Fee Free Day is Saturday, April 20. Park entrance is free for all visitors.       It’s National Park Week and as part of the celebration, we’re highlighting park programs that help us meet the park service mission of preserving the nation’s natural and …

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Snappy, a juvenile green sea turtle, was released off the Marquesas yesterday after spending a few weeks at the Turtle Hospital for medical reasons.

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Local couple help keep neighborhood kids active and safe with their organized activities available to all

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Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava asked for a joint public meeting with the Miami-Dade legislative delegation in light of County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s new proposal for county transportation financing.

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For the first time ever, Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) took to the stage last year to highlight four decades of promoting local arts and culture. Delighted attendees remarked, “I didn’t know we had all that in Homestead.”