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Friday 11/16/2018
Dade County Farm Bureau Earns Statewide Honors

News Leader Reporter named Newsperson of the Year

Posted: November 16, 2018
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Friday 11/09/2018
Voters Line Up Behind Amendments

By Christine Sexton, NSF

Posted: November 09, 2018
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Voter turnout tops 62% in Florida Midterm Voting

With wide variations throughout the state, 62.1 percent of Florida voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, according to numbers posted on the state Division of Elections website.

Posted: November 09, 2018
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Midterms Change Florida Landscape

Scott’s win cements control of Florida for Republicans

Updated: November 11, 2018 - 9:57 am
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Sunday 11/04/2018
South Florida court says minor does not have to turn over Iphone password

A South Florida appeals court ruled that a minor who was driving a car involved in a fatal crash does not have to turn over iPhone passcodes to police.

Posted: November 04, 2018
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Tourism Marketing Backed after Hurricane, Red Tide

The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide don’t cover all of the Sunshine State.

Posted: November 04, 2018
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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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Saturday 10/27/2018
Running Mates May Add Heft on Healthcare

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum have clashed over health care as they battle in the Nov. 6 election.

Posted: October 27, 2018
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Friday 10/26/2018
Understanding the Amendments

It is likely that many voters are not fully aware of several issues on the ballot; most of which are as equally important as choosing a candidate in the several local and state races. Those issues appear at the end of a lengthy ballot and address amendments to the Florida Constitution and the Miami-Dade County Charter.

Posted: October 26, 2018
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Thursday 10/25/2018
Top Ten Florida Universities

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019's Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities.

Posted: October 25, 2018
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Cities in Florida - Better to Rent or Buy?

Did you know that Miami, Boca and Fort Lauderdale are the worst cities in Florida to buy a home?

Posted: October 25, 2018
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President Trump Signs Off on Major Reservoir Project

Construction of a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that state lawmakers envision as a way to help a region beset by toxic algae blooms was part of a wide-ranging water bill signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump.

Posted: October 25, 2018
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Friday 10/19/2018
Zika Cases Rise; Baby Born with Zika “Syndrome”

The number of reported Zika cases in Florida this year has increased to 80, while a baby has been born with a condition known as congenital Zika

Posted: October 19, 2018
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Mail-In Ballots Roll In Prior to November Mid-Term Election

Voting in the Nov. 6 general election has already surpassed the half-million mark. Numbers posted Wednesday morning by the Florida Division of Elections show 554,350 people had cast vote-by-mail ballots. Also, the

Posted: October 19, 2018
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Justices Reject Challenge to Three Ballot Measures

Though one justice wrote that voters should “beware,” the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to three proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot --- including a measure that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces.

Posted: October 19, 2018
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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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Putnam Says Trade Deal Falls Short for Florida Farmers

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam would like the renegotiated and rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement to do more to help the state’s farmers.

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Monday 09/24/2018
House to Probe UCF Building Project

The Florida House will investigate the misuse of $38 million in state funding for a building project at the University of Central Florida, House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Friday.

Posted: September 24, 2018
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Governor Candidates Propose Sharply Different School Plans

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor on Tuesday launched competing plans to improve Florida’s schools.

Posted: September 24, 2018
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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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