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Miami Dade County Commissioners voted nine to three at a hearing September 10 to refer a request for expansion of the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) to state agency review. The state has thirty days to consider the issue before County Commissioners can make a final decision.

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Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Haiti (JTF-H) completed its mission of assisting US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Haiti in providing humanitarian support to the victims of the August 14 earthquake on September 2.

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Homestead City Council sitting as the Board of the Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) approved the 2021-2022 budget of $6,777,220. This is nearly $2.5 million larger than last year’s budget due to the addition of unused funds from last year.

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On Friday, September 10, Homestead Miami Speedway was the site of Special Operations Command South’s (SOCSOUTH) annual 9/11 Memorial Run. Beginning at 6 o’clock in the morning and lasting for 9 hours and 11 minutes over 300 military members, civilians, family members and guests participated …

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The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management (RER-DERM), continues its response to the fish kill that occurred around the area of the 79th Street Basin.

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South Florida residents seeking science-based information about genetically modified mosquitoes can access a new, online resource from University of Florida scientists at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.

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Florida reported 10,162 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the lowest number since July 19 and the first time under 11,000 since July 25, according to numbers posted Tuesday on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday urged people to purchase Florida-grown blueberries, strawberries and other produce to help counter what she described as “unfair foreign trade practices” by Mexico.

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In last week’s South Dade News Leader, we covered the creation of Joint Task Force Haiti (JTF-H) to command and control the United States Military efforts providing humanitarian aid to Haiti in the wake of the August 14th earthquake.

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Homestead’s primary election on Tuesday, October 5 will include candidates for Mayor and for each of three City Council seats. The qualifying period for these offices closes on Friday September 3.

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The weather for Wednesday, August 25, was pleasant for a summer afternoon in more ways than one for those who will reside in Fair Oaks Apartments. District Eight Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins and representatives from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s office were joined by …

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The heads of some Florida universities are reminding students and faculty that campus leaders’ “hands are tied” when it comes to taking steps to try to curb the spread of COVID-19 and are trying to work around limitations as the academic year is underway.

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In another transition of local businesses, esidents accustomed to seeing the Richard’s Tractors signs on Campbell Drive may have noticed a change as the Everglades Equipment Group has added Homestead to be their Miami-Dade County location.

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When Jodi Nerney and her team from Veterans of Foreign Wars Arrant-Smith Post 4127, began planning the 2021 Freedom Walk to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the horror of the September 9, 2001 attacks, no one could have imagined it would take place against the backdrop of the recent uphea…

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Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 19 Cubans to Cuba, following four interdictions off the Florida Keys.

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Although there is still some work to be done, the College of the Florida Keys (CFK) did celebrate the grand opening of the new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo, Monday, August 5, 2021.

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Two Miami men were arrested Sunday night after thousands of dollars in cash, large amounts of marijuana and illegally harvested lobsters were found following a traffic stop.

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Florida reported another 21,669 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths on Monday, according to data posted Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, Florida has had 2,955,098 COVID-19 infections and 41,130 deaths.

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Months overdue, key U.S. Census numbers were released Thursday that will allow Florida lawmakers to begin the process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts for the state’s 21.5 million residents.

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Whether it’s the student going from kindergarten to first grade or the senior who has many decisions to make about what comes after graduation, Thursday, August 12, 2021 is the day Monroe County schools begin classes for the 2021-2022 year. There are of course questions and concern about COV…