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Hats off to the Food Editor of the South Dade News Leader, Linda Ogden Epling, for a wonderful recipe in last Friday’s edition.

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In the early 2000s, Dr. John Goodman, the father of Health Savings Accounts, used to ask why it was that we would get emails from our local liquor store, but not from our doctors.

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One could readily argue that modern technological social media has been both a boon and bane to society. Certainly, it has allowed many to maintain connections with loved ones across previously troublesome obstacles — e.g., geographic distance, political borders.

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After requesting to meet, Steve Hoveland and I had a very enlightening meeting at my house with former Councilman Elvis Maldonado, Vice-Mayor Julio Guzman and City Manager Jerry Astrada to discuss several issues concerning the City of Homestead.

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What were the benefits and costs of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented over the last two years? It's a good time to ask that question, especially now that the masks are coming off and the lockdowns are canceled.

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Once again the Easter season has reached us. The world remains a volatile place, from COVID still keeping people apart, from wars and rumors of wars bringing terror, from car accidents and sudden heart attacks, from missed alarms and spilled tea.

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, some astonishing and often horrific records have been broken. For one, more Americans died in 2020 than any other year in recorded history. This grim statistic undoubtedly reflects the toll that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the country. But it was also seri…

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Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is known for his razzle-dazzle. Not only has he backed a long string of tech, media, and cryptocurrency companies, he also owns the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and is a TV star on "Shark Tank."

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As we move through National Kidney Month, we should keep focused on one of the worst kidney diseases out there: diabetes. Millions of American diabetic patients require regular treatment with insulin, and the prices for many types of insulin can be quite high. In response, President Joe Bide…

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Woke corporate CEOs seem to think they know better than voters what's best for the country. These titans are throwing their companies' clout and cash behind activists pushing gender-fluidity lessons for kindergarteners and other extreme political causes.

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Throughout the history of Christianity, the Church has supported and implemented the endeavor of evangelism in various ways. For some, this would seem to be a natural impulse as a matter of promulgation and expansion of religion.

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In 2008 Russian President Vladimir Putin's military forces invaded Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union from which it declared independence in 1991. He faced little resistance and suffered no real consequences. When in 2014, Putin invaded and annexed Crimea, Ukraine, he faced little re…

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An update from Homestead Mennonite Church: Our new pastor and his wife have just arrived in Homestead! Welcome to Pastor Marcos and Alexia Acosta, thank you for being with us.

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City of Homestead Open Forum Meeting was held Wednesday night with our Vice Mayor Julio Guzman concerning our Solid Waste, Recycling, Bulk Waste. There were many residents and property owners speaking of there concerns with issues happening and not happening. I’m not able to list the people’…

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Out here in Arizona, there’s always been an appreciation for the old Wild West. It’s part of our state’s character, as evidenced by popular tourist attractions like Old Town Scottsdale or downtown Tombstone.

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Human beings are, by design and nature, diverse in their composition, development, and character.

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For roughly two years, parents of small children and even toddlers have been forced to mask them, to cover the faces of kids who, confused and hurt, have fought to remove their masks and forge their first human connections. Last week, a state court in Sangamon County, Illinois, granted a tem…

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It’s a storming morning and I hear a scratching at the front door.

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Recently, some of the country’s most prominent conservative politicians spoke in Orlando at the National Conservatism Conference. The dangerous rise of socialism and the overreach of our government quickly took center stage. I was shocked to hear Republican senators argue that the

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It is time for the United States to reaffirm its commitment to combatting communism and authoritarianism around the world. As the leader of the free world, we must continue to stand up for the universal values of freedom, liberty, democracy, and peace. That is why I am introducing the Combat…

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As Americans navigate their way into a new and unpredictable year, the challenge of inflation has yet to subside. For Floridians, this increase in prices for everyday products rose to the tune of 6.8 percent in 2021, the highest rate of inflation seen since 1982.

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Nearly 90% of Florida voters support increasing funding for a program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women according to a new poll released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Poll findings showed support consistent across p…

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I wasn't nervous about a minor knee surgery. As an NFL football player who'd undergone far more extensive operations before, this procedure seemed completely routine. Little did I know that within 36 hours, I would be lying unconscious on the sofa at my daughter's second birthday party, my r…

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The new buildings in Homestead has been a source of housing for low income families for decades. Tab 11 proposed plan will displace hundreds of families leaving them nowhere to go, in south Miami dade area. Councilmembers continue to approve zoning for large condos, and apartments well above…

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I woke up with the headache strong already. Not an uncommon occurrence—I have chronic jaw and neck pain, can’t remember a day without some sort of headache, but if it starts badly, I know it can end so much worse. I need to be careful. Maybe take an Aleve with breakfast, try not to stress my…

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In late September, Florida narrowly dodged what turned out to be the last significant storm of the 2021 season, Hurricane Sam, which sat menacingly just off the coast for several days. This year was the third most active hurricane season on record, with 21 named storms and more than $70 bill…

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In an article last February headlined "Do Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censor conservatives? Claims 'not supported by the facts,' new research says," USA Today's Jessica Guynn wrote, "Despite repeated charges of anti-conservative bias from former President Donald Trump and other GOP critics…

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How do you explain why an ultraexperienced politician makes a major speech on the behalf of a legislative goal that is both doomed to fail and unpopular with voters? Especially when his speech is boycotted by the bill's chief backers and consists of one big lie after another?

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"Some friends ask about your new year's resolutions. Good friends don't say too much about them. Your best friends don't mention them at all, since they know you will never keep them." – Jay Leno

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The Incarnation of Jesus is likely the most remarkable event in history. The God of the Universe, who transcends all of time and space, chose to demonstrate solidarity with his creation in a most unparalleled and

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An update from Homestead Mennonite Church. For those of you who have been keeping up with HMC, you may have seen me mention on occasion that we’ve been in the midst of a pastoral search for the past year and a half.