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Friday 03/08/2019
Call For Bold Action in Florida State of the State Address

While focusing heavily on now-familiar priorities such as the environment and education, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday used his first State of the State address to emphasize a need to take “bold” action.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Krome Ave widening reaches the outskirts of Homestead

Widening Krome Avenue to four lanes was a controversial highway project under discussion before 1985 when it was added to County master plans.

Updated: March 08, 2019 - 9:44 am
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South Dade Strong in Regionals, Aiming For Sixth Straight Title

The South Dade Buccaneers are in a good position to win their sixth consecutive state championship.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Corps announces public meeting in Keys for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

Public Scoping

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Brightline Makes Case for More Bonds

Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses, transportation officials and communities where stops are planned, during its request Friday to issue another $950 million in tax-exempt bonds.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Thursday 02/28/2019
Ten Big Issues to Watch in the 2019 Session

Florida lawmakers will gather March 5 in the House chamber to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis give his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session.

Posted: February 28, 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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Saturday 02/16/2019
The Race to Keep Invasive Tegus Out of Everglades National Park

“Do you want to help catch a tegu tonight?” asked my biologist friend.

Posted: February 16, 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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Money Flows to Citzenship Voting Proposal

A political committee backing a proposed ballot measure that would change language in the Florida Constitution about the citizenship of voters raised $400,000 in January, according to a newly filed finance report. The committee Florida Citizen Voters received the money from Citizen Voters, Inc., a non-profit based in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Friday 02/08/2019
U.S. Army Reserve Units Train with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at Homestead-Miami Speedway

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers teamed up with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department to conduct training for real-world catastrophes at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
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Thursday 02/07/2019
Court Clears Way for Everglades Drilling

Overturning a decision by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an appeals court Tuesday ordered the state to issue a permit to a major Broward County landowner that wants to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades.

Posted: February 07, 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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New Officials Hear Farmers Concerns

In order to assist South Dade farmers, Dade County Farm Bureau called on Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried to join the farming community for an educational forum. Area farmers were encouraged to express the major issues that threaten their farms existence.

Updated: February 04, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Thursday 01/24/2019
DeSantis Yanks Dozens of Scott Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday rescinded 46 of the last-minute

Posted: January 24, 2019
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Saturday 01/19/2019
Five Questions for Nikki Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture

Nikki Fried was sworn in last week as state agriculture commissioner, becoming the first woman elected to run the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She also is the only Democrat holding statewide office and the first Democrat on the state Cabinet in eight years.

Updated: January 21, 2019 - 9:56 am
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Thursday 01/17/2019
DeSantis names a second Miami-Dade Judge to Supreme Court

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed a second Miami-Dade County appellate judge to fill a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court.

Posted: January 17, 2019
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Governor calls for “Stronger, Safer, Cleaner Future”

Ronald Dion DeSantis became Florida’s 46th governor on Tuesday, promising to lead the state for the next four years with “a full heart, my best

Posted: January 17, 2019
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Thursday 01/10/2019
DeSantis Picks Appellate Judge for Supreme Court

Judge Barbara Lagoa, the daughter of Cuban émigrés, named as the Florida high court’s first Cuban-American female justice.

Posted: January 10, 2019
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Thursday 12/27/2018
Florida Obamacare Enrollment Nears 1.8 Million

The federal government announced that more than 1.78 million Floridians enrolled in the federal health-insurance exchange by the Dec. 15 deadline. Nationally, more than 8.4 million Americans tapped into the federal exchange, despite efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Posted: December 27, 2018
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