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Recovering his life from a senseless tragedy that caused both legs to be amputated would be an admirable goal for Javier (Javi) Perez to have achieved. He has gone well beyond that, however, in recently opening a Modern Med Center in Dadeland.

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Citizens gathered at the Ag Extension Center for an informative discussion by the Ag Practices Committee regarding sensitive issues that will have future bearing on the development of the South Dade area.

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Florida Blue announced that Affordable Care Act customers will have access to Lyft rides as part of the benefits package in individual health-insurance policies, beginning Feb. 1. The goal is to ensure policyholders can access needed health-care services, such as doctor’s visits, or trips to…

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The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its environmental impact statement (EIS) on Florida Power & Light’s application to run Turkey Point for an additional twenty years.

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Patricia Robbins had a vision others agreed was important, but most could not imagine the sheer scope of future results. Having known financial hardship in her youth, she drew from her own personal professional success as she set about to establish Farm Share, an organization that has exceed…

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Everglades National Park just had a 40th anniversary on October 24. It’s one anniversary we’d rather not celebrate. That’s the day in 1979 when the first recorded python was caught in the park near Everglades Safari Park on Tamiami Trail.

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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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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 U.S. Congress recessed for two weeks for District work periods beginning September 30. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D - 26th) shared time with the News Leader on a range of issues of local concern.

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Discomfort with the idea of sex trafficking is understandable. Reluctance to address the topic is something those who profit from despicable modern-day slavery use to their advantage. The very real need to raise public awareness is the basis for the previous September 20, 2019 article and th…

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On 24 September, National Voter Registration Day, the Homestead Campus of Miami Dade College made sure that there were easy opportunities for students to register to vote in upcoming elections. In fact, according to Ms. Linda Levin Campus Coordinator of the College’s Institute for Civic Enga…

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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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This week, over 80 employees from Discovery Communications, parent company for Discovery Channel, came together in Downtown Homestead to donate their time, expertise, and resources to beautify and improve the future headquarters/ home of the Mexican-American Council (MAC). This effort was pa…

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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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The month of September always seems like a turning point for me, signaling the end of summer with “back-to-school”, and life’s headlights begin to pick out the faint outlines of the holiday season ahead. Around here, we also tend to mark our calendars by which fruits are in season.

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Hurricane Dorian began its much-anticipated northward swing Tuesday morning and is now expected to skirt Florida’s Atlantic coast, threatening a dozen coastal counties that are home to 9 million residents and more than 770,000 acres of agricultural land.

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The month of September always seems like a turning point for me, signaling the end of summer with “back-to-school”, and life’s headlights begin to pick out the faint outlines of the holiday season ahead. Around here, we also tend to mark our calendars by which fruits are in season.

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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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When you fill a large space to capacity with children in K-8 grades, add faculty, members of the local PTA, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) officials, representatives from the National PTA office, almost 100

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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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The past, present and future of Miami-Dade College, Homestead Campus gathered with Homestead City officials Wednesday August 7, 2019 at City Hall for the Property Transfer Signing Ceremony for the Miami-Dade College Student Success Center. Applause and standing ovations punctuated the event …

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Seemingly casual connections can have amazing “ripple effects” at unexpected times, in unexpected ways.

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Did you know that part of Florida Bay is located within the boundaries of Everglades National Park and that it comprises about one-third of the park?