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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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Friday 12/21/2018
Florida Water Management - the Unsolved Issue

This article is centered on the South Florida farmers point of view, with hopes of shedding light on some misconceptions held by others about the affects of farming on soil and water.

Posted: December 21, 2018
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Feeding Florida

Homestead-based Farm Share is a large-scale food bank and charitable packinghouse working to end hunger throughout the state. 

Posted: December 21, 2018
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Monday 12/03/2018
Army Corps of Engineers includes Florida Water & Infrastructure Projects in 2019 Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Work Plan, which includes funding for critical Florida water infrastructure

Posted: December 03, 2018
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Friday 11/30/2018
Florida Romaine Lettuce Given the OK

Florida-grown romaine lettuce has been cleared in the recent E. coli outbreak, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Tuesday.

Posted: November 30, 2018
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If You Want to Adopt, There’s Help. If Not, Lend a Hand to Those Who Do

Given the increased rates of abused and neglected children coming into out-of-home care, Americans are rightly concerned. So we are learning to be more thoughtful and creative in helping vulnerable children find safe, loving, permanent families.

Posted: November 30, 2018
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Friday 11/16/2018
Dade County Farm Bureau Earns Statewide Honors

News Leader Reporter named Newsperson of the Year

Updated: November 19, 2018 - 8:53 am
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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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