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Thursday 04/18/2019
State Officials push for Space Force Base in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials aren’t aborting pursuit of the operational command of President Donald Trump’s Space Force, despite a report Florida isn’t on the U.S. Air Force’s short list of potential bases.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Thursday 03/28/2019
NASCAR championship to leave Homestead

After hosting the cup series finale for 18 years, NASCAR moves the championship to Phoenix for the 2020 season.   NASCAR will come to Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22, starting in 2020.

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Local Python Information for Breeding Season

A neighbor spotted a six foot python crossing the street into a Homestead park last week.

Updated: April 02, 2019 - 8:26 pm
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Monday 03/25/2019
URBAN NATURE, explores the wild side of Miami

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature are thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities.  Including the crocodiles at FP&L's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant in Homestead.

Updated: March 25, 2019 - 10:37 am
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Friday 03/22/2019
Joining Many Voices for One Purpose

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell invited local South Dade leaders to discuss how she can help facilitate economic development in the region.

Updated: March 22, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Thursday 03/21/2019
State Probed Abuse Claims at Homestead Child Migrant Shelter

Florida’s child-welfare agency has investigated six cases of alleged child sexual abuse at a federal migrant shelter in South Florida in less than year, including allegations involving caregivers.

Posted: March 21, 2019
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Monday 03/18/2019
Rubio, Colleagues Fire Back in Defense of Farmers, Administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with his colleagues, today released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters. Last month, Rubio and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL), with bipartisan support from 46 Senate and House colleagues from around the nation, urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw from the flawed agreement.

Posted: March 18, 2019
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Miami-Dade rejected in bid for Democratic Convention

Picking another swing state over Florida, the Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 national convention. Miami-Dade County sought to draw the convention, as Florida is poised to again play a major role in next year’s presidential election.

Posted: March 18, 2019
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Thursday 03/14/2019
Taylor Swift’s Homestead stalker is at it again

Homestead Florida unfortunately has made the international news in a bad way for the third time, thanks to Homestead resident Roger Alvarado.

Posted: March 14, 2019
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Friday 03/08/2019
Mucarsel-Powell Announces Gun Bills

On Friday March 1st, Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell along with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, held a press conference at Gould’s Gym in The Gould’s community to announce the passage of two federal bills to curb gun violence. These reforms would close several gun purchasing loopholes and require universal background checks. The legislation now moves to the Senate.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Friday 03/01/2019
Supporting Julian

Julian Morales would love to play baseball, go to waterparks, and do most of the things his fellow 7-year-old friends do.

Posted: March 01, 2019
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Friday 02/22/2019
Homestead Man arrested for exposing himself in public additionally charged in hotel burglary

A 20-year-old Homestead man arrested Monday night in Key Largo for exposing himself has been hit with additional charges for stealing thousands of dollars from a hotel on Feb. 14.

Posted: February 22, 2019
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Thursday 02/21/2019
Rubio, Yoho Applaud US Commerce Department Decision to Withdraw from Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho

Posted: February 21, 2019
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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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