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Friday 11/03/2017
Local Nursery Awarded Marijuana License

Production will bring jobs to the area, and may enable easier access to treatment.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Irma-Damaged Boats Pulled Out of State Waters

Nearly 1,500 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters over the past month and a half, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Almost three-fourths were in the Florida Keys, where 1,101 vessels have been taken out of the water.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Florida Looks at Fuel Reserves for Future Storms

   Florida could be moving closer to stockpiling fuel for future hurricanes or other disasters.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Saturday 10/28/2017
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Homestead

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Homestead to help Florida storm survivors.

Posted: October 28, 2017
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Friday 10/27/2017
Suspicious Death in Key Largo Fire

   Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives say a woman found dead in a house fire in Key Largo had wounds on her body that appear suspicious in nature.

Posted: October 27, 2017
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Local Nursery Sues Florida Dept. of Health for Medical Marijuana License

 Legalized medical marijuana has had a rocky start in Florida.  Potential customers petitioned the state to legalize marijuana because it’s proven to help their medical conditions.  Patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis and other medical conditions hope marijuana can help.  Unfortunately, the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) interpretation of the law has confused many.

Posted: October 27, 2017
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Friday 10/20/2017
Disasters Could Push Up Insurance Rates

   Florida's insurance commissioner said homeowners' policies could face some "upward pressure," as he was asked Tuesday about the impact on rates from this year's series of natural disasters. Commissioner David Altmaier said the state Office of Insurance Regulation hasn't seen any indications that insurers are unable to meet claims from Hurricane Irma, which hit the state Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

Posted: October 20, 2017
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Farmers May Get Loans to Help with Irma Damage

Florida farmers in 44 counties may be eligible for federal loans to help cover damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.

Posted: October 20, 2017
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Thursday 10/19/2017
Hundreds of Boats Removed after Irma

More than 850 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday.

Posted: October 19, 2017
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Monday 10/16/2017
Judge Backs Exploratory Oil Well in Broward

An administrative law judge said Tuesday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection should allow a major Broward County landowner to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades. Judge E. Gary Early sided with Kanter Real Estate LLC, which wants to drill an exploratory well that would be about 11,800 feet deep.  

Posted: October 16, 2017
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Sunday 10/15/2017
Irma-Impacted Students Receive Thousands of Skechers Shoes & Socks

   This week, Monroe County students walked into to school with a pep in their steps. On Friday, October 6th, 2,500 shoes and 5,000 socks donated by Skechers, were given out to displaced Monroe County students as part of an Irma relief event held by Farm Share, the 27-year-old Florida-based nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating hunger for Floridians.

Updated: October 16, 2017 - 11:05 am
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Saturday 10/14/2017
Date Set for White Nationalist Speech at UF

   Saying it expects a tab of at least $500,000 for beefed-up security, the University of Florida announced Thursday that white nationalist leader Richard Spencer will speak on campus October 19.

Posted: October 14, 2017
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Friday 10/13/2017
Former Homestead Mayor Fred Rhodes Passes Away

  James Fred Rhodes Jr., Mayor of Homestead from 1973 to 1975, died October 10, 2017 at age 91.  Shortly after Hurricane Irma, Rhodes suffered a fall and died at the Trust Bridge Hospice in Palm Beach County at 4:45 AM on Tuesday. 

Posted: October 13, 2017
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Irma Assistance Deadline Extended

Workers who lost wages because of Hurricane Irma will have additional time to seek help from the state.

Posted: October 13, 2017
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Senate Pushes to Expand Bright Futures

An additional 44,000 Bright Futures students would have their scholarships expanded under a bill approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee.

Posted: October 13, 2017
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Thursday 10/12/2017
Florida Opens Doors for Puerto Rican Students

Florida is waiving rules and regulations to let public schools and

Posted: October 12, 2017
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From Devastation to Recovery: One Month After Hurricane Irma

ndle to Key West, Hurricane Irma has had a severe impact across the state of Florida.

Posted: October 12, 2017
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FEMA Hiring Florida Residents to Support Hurricane Irma Recovery

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Posted: October 12, 2017
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Thursday 09/28/2017
Keys in a Hurry to Reopen to Tourists

   Florida Keys tourism officials said Monday they will meet Gov. Rick Scott's Oct. 1 deadline to reopen to visitors after Hurricane Irma pounded Monroe County.

Updated: September 28, 2017 - 9:34 pm
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Friday 09/22/2017
Hurricanes Drive Up Gas Prices

Gas prices in Florida have hit a three-year high after the combination of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.   

Posted: September 22, 2017
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