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Monday 02/18/2019
Homestead Native serves at Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s area of operations, sailors stationed at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii, make it their primary mission to monitor extreme weather conditions in support of the fleet’s daily operations.

Posted: February 18, 2019
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Friday 02/15/2019
FPL Solar Energy Center in Homestead Officially Up and Running

he array of more than 300,000 solar panels at the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center have been in full operation since February 1, 2019 and hundreds of people gathered Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to celebrate the achievement. Previous articles have described the capability of this, the first solar power plant in the county.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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The Detained, Yet Determined Immigrant Children at Homestead

My son, five years old at the time, once asked me about a dead bird in our yard.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Thursday 02/14/2019
Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 15, 2019, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Friday 02/01/2019
Bad Deal Affects So Very Many

Whether you call it NAFTA or USMCA, the trade deal between US and Mexico harms not only South Dade farmers but field hands, truck drivers, warehouse workers; cities, regions, families and communities. Economic impact reaches far and wide.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Community Responds to Unexpected Challenge

The United States Coast Guard, originally created in 1790 as the Revenue Cutter Service, is the smallest of the U.S. military branches. Although not designated as the United States Coast Guard (USCG) until 1915, their proud history, the importance of their maritime mission, and challenging operations have never been in question.

Updated: February 01, 2019 - 10:17 am
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Friday 12/28/2018
To My Hero, Stan Lee, Happy Birthday!

Stan Lee would have been 96 years old today.

Updated: December 31, 2018 - 8:10 am
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Sunday 11/04/2018
Here’s how tax reform affects farmers

Many farmers and ranchers will benefit from tax law changes brought about by last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some of those changes along with details about how they will affect farmers and their bottom line.

Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 pm
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Friday 10/05/2018
Dade County Farm Bureau Honors Dimare Family

Tuesday morning began with dark skies and rain. But that changed into South Florida sunshine just in time for a sold out crowd at the Women’s Club of Homestead

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Friday 09/14/2018
Emergency Responders Learn by "Blowing Things Up"

What started with a long wait through the security checkpoint at the gate of Homestead Air Reserve Base turned into an “explosive” event. Clara Himel, the public informatin officer, led a caravan of reporters to a distant site set up for a demonstration and detonation of 15 different explosive devices.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Friday 08/31/2018
Fight for Fair Trade Continues

The fight for our domestic food supply and the Southeastern American Farmers is ignored in the renegotiation of NAFTA, placing our local and state farming industry on the endangered species list, again.

Updated: August 31, 2018 - 9:31 am
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Monday 08/27/2018
When will we see NAFTA 2.0

Negotiations between two of three countries represented in the 24-year old NAFTA agreement seems to be coming to a conclusion, as farmers and agriculture businesses throughout South Dade continue to anxiously await positive change.

Updated: August 27, 2018 - 11:22 am
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Friday 08/10/2018
SOC South sponsers Fuerzas Commandos 2018 - a multi-national special ops competition in Panama

The best of the best soldiers from the military of 17 different countries in the American Hemisphere met again, this year in Panama.

Updated: August 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
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Friday 08/03/2018
President Trump Goes All in For DeSantis

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Posted: August 03, 2018
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Homestead Business Thrust into Controversy

Francisco, “Frank”, Gonzalez believes in hard work to achieve the American dream. The grease under his fingernails, the full bays of his auto shop, and a constant stream of customers make up his work days.

Updated: August 07, 2018 - 1:46 pm
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Friday 07/27/2018
Enhancing the Lives of Military Families

The Florida Defense Task Force meets with local community leaders

Updated: July 29, 2018 - 3:20 pm
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Friday 06/29/2018
Community Leaders, Interest Groups, and Private Citizens from across the country attend Protest March to the Children’s Immigration Facility

Editors Note:  SDNL writer Phil Marraccini reports his personal insight and opinion after attending the march to protest illegal migrant children being housed in Homestead.

Updated: June 29, 2018 - 10:33 am
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Thursday 06/21/2018
Curbelo co-sponsors Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26), is leading a bipartisan effort that has pressured House Republican Leadership to come to the table for

Posted: June 21, 2018
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Saturday 06/09/2018
Guardians of the South Change Guard

Special Operations Command South held a change of command ceremony in its headquarter building in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, June 5, 2018.

Posted: June 09, 2018
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Friday 05/25/2018
South Dade Farmers take their Voices to the Hill

   Dade County Farm Bureau board members Sal Finocchiaro and Kern Carpenter, along with Executive Director Jorge Abreu and Miami-Dade County Agricultural Manager Charles LaPradd traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet up with Florida Farm Bureau and other county Farm Bureau’s for the annual Field to the Hill.

Updated: May 25, 2018 - 10:30 am
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