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Friday 05/17/2019
Plan ahead before launching watercraft

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend at Miami-Dade Parks

Posted: May 17, 2019
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Thursday 05/16/2019
FPL Backed on Tax Cuts, Irma Costs

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

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Tribe says No Dice to Paying State

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

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Endangered Tree Kangaroo showing off New Baby

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 until it is around a year old.

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Monday 05/13/2019
Miami-Dade doctor charged in the overdose death of Key Largo woman

A 48-year-old doctor was arrested last Tuesday following a year-long  investigation into a Key Largo woman’s opioid overdose death last year.

Posted: May 13, 2019
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Friday 05/10/2019
Rubio Applauds Withdrawal from Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico, Resumption of Antidumping Investigation

On Tuesday, May 7, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s withdrawal from the flawed 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that has allowed unfair competition to increasingly put U.S. tomato growers out of business, and the

Updated: May 10, 2019 - 2:44 pm
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The Tale of the Happy T-Rex

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 give a friendly wave hello and goodbye to all my teammates. And seeing how some of my old dinosaur buddies ended up at the plant, in other ways shall we say, I was honored to hold my position.

Posted: May 10, 2019
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Friday 05/03/2019
Miami-Dade Nurseries #1 in Florida says USDA Report

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.

Updated: May 03, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Friday 04/26/2019
Woman killed/man airlifted in crash at Card Sound Road 3-way intersection

A 22-year-old woman was killed and a 27-year-old man was airlifted to a Miami hospital Thursday night after a car struck a sport utility vehicle parked on the side of the road at the Card Sound Road and State Road 905 intersection in north Key Largo.

Posted: April 26, 2019
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Honoring Barney Rutzke Sr.

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

Updated: April 26, 2019 - 11:25 am
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Homestead’s Miami Arts Charter Announces Closing

Principal Alfred de la Rosa of the Miami Arts Charter School (MAC) announced Monday April 22 that the school would close by June 30.

Posted: April 26, 2019
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Thursday 04/25/2019
Eight more firms get pot licenses

Florida is adding eight more medical marijuana operators to the 14

Posted: April 25, 2019
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Monday 04/22/2019
Afro Roots Fest Debuts at the Historic Seminole Theatre, April 27

Award-winning Cuban artist Danay Suarez

Updated: April 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
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Art and Science in the Field

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 which is one of the oldest living clonal species. This innovative collection of artworks are the result of sculptor Robert Chambers, who participated in the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program last year. Chambers, a Miami-based sculptor, is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, which bring together whimsy and humor with scientific, mechanical and industrial acumen. Focused on lands north of Lake Okeechobee in the headwaters of the Everglades, he created a new body of work combining elements such as biomimicry, 3D printing and principles of evolutionary biology to express the urgency of conserving the delicate relationships of natural phenomena and indigenous species that make up the Florida Everglades. Chambers’ work is inspired by the Serenoa repens, the tenacious plant commonly known as the saw palmetto, a symbol of the Everglades’ complex interplay of water flow, plant life, fire and weather.

Posted: April 22, 2019
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First Ever Kiwi Born at Zoo Miami

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 National Zoological Park where it was laid on January 29th. The egg was sent to Zoo Miami as part of a special loan agreement between the Smithsonian National Zoo in conjunction with the Government of New Zealand which is where kiwis are naturally found and where it is the unofficial symbol of the country and the nickname given to its citizens.

Posted: April 22, 2019
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Saturday 04/20/2019
Homestead Native Son retires as the Navy’s Senior CTM after 30 years of service

The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) piped ashore Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) (CTM) Neil Watson, a native of Homestead, as he retired from the Navy after 30 years of dedicated and honorable service during a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, April. 12.

Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:44 am
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Friday 04/19/2019
At Everglades National Park, We’re on a Mission

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 cultural heritage.

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 3:42 pm
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Everglades National Park bird watching flies above the rest

According to the nationally renowned Expedia AARP Travel Center, Everglades National Park is ranked #2 in the United States for “Scenic Bird Watching Destinations.”

Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:09 am
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DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons are occupying bird nesting areas in the Everglades, suggesting that pythons are attracted to wading birds where they breed.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Snappy returns to the sea

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

Posted: April 19, 2019
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