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Friday 06/08/2018
Push Continues for Drilling Off the Florida Coast

Proponents of drilling for oil and natural gas haven’t given up on tapping areas closer to Florida’s shoreline despite repeated assurances those waters will be exempt from a White House plan to expand exploration.

Posted: June 08, 2018
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Friday 06/01/2018
Ag Commissioner Candidates Take Aim at NAFTA

Florida’s next agriculture commissioner likely will back White House efforts to change the North American Free Trade Agreement as a way to help the state’s farmers.

Updated: June 02, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Friday 05/04/2018
Protector of the Bees

   Our story centers around a man named Lee Del Signore owner of 2,500 bee hives that are scattered from Florida City through the orange oroves and palmetto acreage in Central Florida.

Updated: May 04, 2018 - 10:14 am
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Friday 04/13/2018
Hurricane NAFTA

Most hurricanes only last for a day or two, this one has been hitting South Dade for two decades.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
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Governor’s Spokesperson Killed in Islamorada Boating Accident

   Jereima “Jeri” Bustamante, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott who was going to work on his U.S. Senate campaign, died Sunday when a boat in which she was riding crashed into mangrove trees in the Florida Keys.

Posted: April 13, 2018
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Friday 04/06/2018
Scott Signs Bill Expanding ‘Resign to Run’

Local and state office holders in Florida will have to resign from their seats to run for a federal office that overlaps with their current term, under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Posted: April 06, 2018
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Still Time to be Counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
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Rubio Offers Hope to Farmers Hit by Irma

Federal disaster relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma may be available “as early as next week,” according to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
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Tuesday 04/03/2018
Scott Signs Measure Targeting Invasive Species

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill aimed at reducing the number of pythons and other invasive species that cause damage in parts of the state, including the Everglades.

Posted: April 03, 2018
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Saturday 03/31/2018
Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

Keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which begins in Florida on March 1 and lasts through the end of October.

Posted: March 31, 2018
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Friday 03/30/2018
Scott Halts Transfer of FIU Pedestrian Bridge Money

Gov. Rick Scott put a hold Monday on the transfer of federal money for a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami, killing six people.

Posted: March 30, 2018
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Friday 03/23/2018
Citrus Farmers in Waiting Game for Hurricane Aid

Frustration is growing among Florida citrus farmers awaiting the distribution of $2.36 billion in federal disaster-relief money for agriculture losses sustained in Hurricane Irma.

Posted: March 23, 2018
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Scott Signs Bill on Power Transmission Lines

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a bill dealing with the approval of electric transmission lines, an issue that stemmed from a legal battle between Florida Power & Light and local governments in Miami-Dade County.

Posted: March 23, 2018
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Thursday 03/22/2018
State Troopers to Beef Up Security at Parkland

By Dara Kam

Posted: March 22, 2018
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Monday 03/19/2018
Rubio Files Bill on Year-Round Daylight Savings Time

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed Florida state legislators Wednesday by filing separate bills aimed at keeping Florida --- and the nation --- on daylight-saving time throughout the year. The Legislature during this year’s session approved a bill that calls for year-round daylight-saving time in Florida.

Posted: March 19, 2018
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Friday 03/09/2018
School Safety Plan Narrowly Passes Senate

After two weeks of emotionally charged testimony and raw debate, the Florida Senate on Monday narrowly approved a sweeping measure addressing

Posted: March 09, 2018
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Friday 03/02/2018
Op-Ed - Firing Three Rounds

In light of another mass shooting tragedy, and this time closer to home than ever, I find myself asking the same question again.

Posted: March 02, 2018
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Anquished Parents Plead for School Safety

By Dara Kam

Posted: March 02, 2018
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Friday 02/23/2018
Help Coming for Farmers

Farmers and other parts of Florida’s agriculture industry could receive about $75 million in post-Hurricane Irma assistance from the state next year under a measure moving forward in the Senate.

Posted: February 23, 2018
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Sunday 02/18/2018
Citrus Numbers Down Amid Hopes for Federal Aid

Projections for Florida’s orange crop fell slightly in the latest monthly forecast, as the storm-battered agriculture industry appears closer to getting federal relief that officials say is needed to keep parts of the industry afloat.

Posted: February 18, 2018
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