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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell brought together many points of view to expedite the cause of water quality, quantity and management throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

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During Tuesday night’s Florida City Commission Meeting, the committee approved the first reading of a city ordinance to approve a small-scale land use amendment, from the commercial category to a medium-high density residential category. This zoning change would take place on a 6-acre proper…

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When Brightseasons was founded in 2017 with their mission statement of: “To help those who are going through a tough season in any way we can in the hopes they will pay it forward one day”, they also adopted the motto, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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The event which provided over 20 Elementary School students with new shoes, a book bag, a school uniform, and assorted school supplies was held Sunday. It was organized by SBC Community Development Corporation in partnership with DTLR’s Homestead Store.

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On September 19, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) welcomed the signing of a new agreement suspending dumping of tomatoes from Mexico in U.S. markets at below floor prices, thus hopefully allowing Florida growers the ability to regain some of the advantages Mexico enjoyed over the last 25 ye…

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Anyone who has ever attended the lively annual Women in Agriculture Luncheon knows the strong and enduring role women have played in farming, especially in what we call Deep South Dade. And in the 100-plus years of our local communities, the Dade County Farm Bureau is, “Dade County’s oldest …

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Lies have always come easily to men and women who profit from preying on others. Among the more sinister crimes that occurs literally every moment of every day is sex trafficking, a distinct subset of human trafficking.

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners have announced that the County will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where many islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength.

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AT&T contractors and technicians throughout Miami-Dade have been on strike since last Thursday because of unfair labor conditions and no fair

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Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties Wednesday in anticipation of a powerful hit from Hurricane Dorian during the Labor Day weekend.

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When a respected, loved member of the community passes away, grief and fond memories are shared. When a tragic accident claims the life unexpectedly, shock and exclamations of, “Why?”, compound the loss.

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Experienced beekeepers, aspiring novices and people simply curious about honey bees will all find plenty of sweet educational opportunities at the 2019 University of Florida Bee College, coming August 5-6 and 8-9.

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Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing.

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On June 28th, the Board of Directors for Dade County Farm Bureau received notice that their Executive Director, Jorge Abreu, was leaving to take the position as Manager of Exhibits & Community Engagement with the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Abreu has faithfully served our loca…

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Police are investigating a murder that happened this afternoon at the Budget Host Inn, 815 N. Krome Ave., Florida City.  A body was lying underneath a yellow tarp in the parking lot.

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In the early morning ours of Thursday July 4th at approximately 1:30 am, a Homestead resident called police from the Oasis housing development, reporting a bear sighting. Homestead Police Officers immediately responded and spotted what they described as a four-foot-tall black bear walking in…

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 If you haven't seen it yet, this is the new mural in Florida City all passersby see on Krome Ave. It is on the wall of the RS Shiver Bldg just north of Palm Drive. Harvey Birdmann and three other local artists painted the colorful “Welcome to Florida City”. Watch the News Leader for an upco…

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The Florida Department of Transportation held a public hearing Tuesday, June 18 in Homestead about its plans for repaving highway US1. The hearing explained the planned safety improvements set for South Dixie Highway from 336th Street (Davis Parkway) to SW 304th Street (Kings Highway).

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With what must have been a convoy of trucks, a band of thieves brazenly trespassed through a construction site and a wooded private land parcel to reach the back corner of BVA Horticultural. They cut the wire fencing, and stole 110,000 small, potted palms.

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Do your neighbors have a lot of visitors with out-of-state plates on their cars? It could be a sign of another vacation rental business.

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When the Florida Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act passed in 2014 with the intent to, “Create a comprehensive workforce development system that provides assistance to job seekers and employers,” numerous departments and offices were charged with developing and managing different programs …

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Ask any quilter about the time and personal effort that go into creating a quilt and the answer will be from something whimsical to something intensely meaningful. Whether handcrafted or done with a machine, many hours are involved; hundreds in some cases. When the Quilts of Valor Foundation…

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The Mexican American Council (MAC), in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), hosted the 35th Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at Homestead Miami Speedway. This special annual event recognizes high school graduates and honors their parents.

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Ruth Campbell came to Homestead in 1942 with her Aunt Ruth to visit Aunt Grace who had come in 1926.  She was born in Kentucky but came from Detroit, Michigan where she had completed cosmetology school.   Ruth’s first job was in the Homestead Grocery where she said she was able to meet and g…

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