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Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into law an expansion of legal protections for farmers as he held a private ceremony with lawmakers and growers at the Capitol.

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Homestead resident, 2018 South Dade HS and 2014 Keys Gate Charter School grad Hannah Voss, now a Music Performance Major at the University of South Florida has received the 2020-21 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.

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As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Services, Parks & Recreation, and the S…

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through Se…

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Card Sound Road continues to be closed in both directions due to a growing brush fire that has been sending smoke and ash into nearby neighborhoods.  The fire has burned over 5500 acres.  Eight Miami Dade Fire Rescue units and the Florida Forest Service Everglades District is working to exti…

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A 23-year-old Key Largo woman was arrested Wednesday evening following a search warrant at her residence that turned up a large amount of pills, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana products.

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A House committee Monday approved a proposal that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 “passports” that would show people have been vaccinated.

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A legislative fight over further restricting local governments’ ability to regulate vacation rental properties appears to have withered, after a key Senate committee ran out of time Tuesday before taking up the issue.

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Last Saturday, the Homestead Police Department (HPD) partnered with the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to hold a gun buyback event.

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Residents passing along Campbell Drive by the new Outback Restaurant who saw the sign announcing a soon-to-be-open Starbucks tended to fall into two categories. “Great, a location closer to me” or “Really, another one?”

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The state expects to put more than $115 million toward closing the site of a former phosphate plant where a reservoir leak set off a wastewater crisis in Manatee County.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 Rafael Weisson, Scout Master for Troop 941, BSA Boy Troop, carefully locked their storage trailer filled with wood and other equipment needed for them to assist in the Everglades District Webelos Wood 2021 event. They left Owaiisa Bauer Park at approximately 9:30 p.m.,…

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The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030.  The site will be o…

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The consultants designing the Florida City Bypass via an express lane over Florida City to the Florida Keys have comeback with a revised plan (from the 1st meeting in February of 2020) and will present it on April 19th, 2 pm, to a virtual meeting for local business owners. Business owners ca…

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Dogs being walked is a common sight throughout Homestead’s Waterstone neighborhoods. For Rain Pierre and her family, they may too be seen making the rounds with a frisky apricot Labradoodle puppy. Monday, April 12, 2021, members of the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and staff from Puppy Spot …

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From tuxedos to “The Great Gatsby” look, the Friends of the Historic Seminole Theatre and the theatre staff have worked hard each year to come up with and pull off their annual fundraising gala. For those who laughed, clapped, and cheered in fun in 2020, that large gathering was one of the l…

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Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava held a press conference Monday April 5 to announce new COVID guidelines for the County. She also announced the end to the County COVID midnight curfew set for Monday April 12.

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There are many wonderful people and organizations tucked away in the South Dade area that few know about. This is because those managing special programs do it out of love and not for publicity. One such organization flourishes behind the doors of Homestead Christian Academy, the site of the…

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A Senate-backed proposal to expand the state’s “Right to Farm” law continued to move Tuesday through the House over objections that it could block lawsuits about the potential health impacts of burning sugar cane.

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With the weather being so beautiful lately, and with time running out, don’t miss a free ride and free entrance to one of our beautiful, and lucky for us, local National Parks on the City of Homestead’s National Park Trolley, weekends through April 12th.