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Friday 09/14/2018
Panel Eyes Officer’s Actions during Parkland Massacre

Scot Peterson, the Broward County school-resource officer who was responsible for protecting students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been subpoenaed to appear next month before a state commission investigating the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 14 students and three faculty members dead in one of the nation’s worst mass school shootings.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Report Finds Flaws in Florida’s Cancer Efforts

Florida has received failing grades from an American Cancer Society political-action committee for not taking more steps to prevent cancer and for not expanding access to health care for uninsured working adults.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Tourism Numbers Up in First Half of Year

Florida tourism is on pace to set an annual record, with an estimated 65.5

Posted: September 14, 2018
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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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Thursday 09/13/2018
State Reaches Deal on Medicaid Mental Health

Looking at the interplay with rights of criminal defendants, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether voters should cast ballots on a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand crime victims’ rights.

Posted: September 13, 2018
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Farm Share Continues Hurricane Irma Relief on Anniversary

One year after Hurricane Irma’s landfall, the heavy hit Florida Keys continues to rebuild.

Updated: September 13, 2018 - 10:07 pm
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Monday 09/10/2018
Biscayne, Bill Baggs Among Miami Sites Joining Volunteer National Clean Up

On September 22 more than 200 volunteers of all ages are expected to dig in at volunteer sites in the Miami area and spend the day cleaning up parks and waterways, repairing trails, and enjoying the outdoors.

Posted: September 10, 2018
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Friday 09/07/2018
Rubio, Nelson release statement on Florida Agriculture in New Trade Deal with Mexico

As the U.S. works to finalize today’s announced deal with Mexico, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) renewed their calls with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect Florida growers in a final agreement.

Updated: September 07, 2018 - 9:46 am
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2nd arrested in 2017 Dairy Queen

Both men accused of robbing the Tavernier Dairy Queen at gunpoint on the night of Aug. 23 have now been arrested. Samuel James Murray was charged on Tuesday with robbery with a firearm, burglary while armed and kidnapping.

Posted: September 07, 2018
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Feds Invest $32 Million to Help Florida Businesses and Communities Rebuild in Wake of Hurricane Irma

This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $32 million grant to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to fund the state’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program, which, in turn will help businesses rebuild following the destruction caused Hurricane Irma.

Posted: September 07, 2018
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Thursday 09/06/2018
State Colleges Poised to Seek Funding Boost

Without a tuition increase in more than five years and little growth in state funding, Florida’s state and community colleges are seeking more than $220 million in new money for next academic year.

Posted: September 06, 2018
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Court says ‘Pre-Reveal’ Games are Illegal Slot Machines

Siding with state

Posted: September 06, 2018
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Friday 08/31/2018
Gillum Pulls Off Upset in Democratic Primary for Governor

In what could be one of the biggest upsets in recent political history in Florida, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won Tuesday’s Democratic primary for governor, setting up a battle against Republican Ron DeSantis in November.

Posted: August 31, 2018
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Double-Digit Cut Proposed for Workers Comp Rates

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which proposes rates each year for workers’ compensation insurers, made a filing Monday with Florida regulators that calls for an average 13.4 percent rate decrease starting in January.

Posted: August 31, 2018
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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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Thursday 08/30/2018
Votes Before Election Day Top Past Years

More Floridians have voted before Tuesday’s elections than in past primaries, yet hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots have not been returned by voters.

Posted: August 30, 2018
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Caldwell, Fried Ready to Battle for Agriculture Commissioner

State Rep. Matt Caldwell topped a four-way Republican primary for agriculture commissioner Tuesday, while lawyer and medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried had an easier time emerging from a field of three Democrats to become her party’s nominee for the Cabinet post.

Posted: August 30, 2018
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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 08/24/2018
Rubio, Nelson to Senate Leaders: Bring Water Bill to a Vote

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) have urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help deliver relief to Florida communities plagued with algal blooms by bringing the the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), for a vote.

Posted: August 24, 2018
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Friday 08/17/2018
Red Tide Resources

For the past several weeks, red tide algae blooms occurring in some parts of southwest mainland Florida have dominated mainstream and social media channels.

Posted: August 17, 2018
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