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Florida adds required mental health instruction for grades 6-12

Miami Dade - 10 hours 55 min ago
Public schools will be required to give students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in sixth grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education … Click to Continue »
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Gov. DeSantis asks court to toss lawsuit by agency that runs Miami-Dade’s expressways

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:43
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation are urging a circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new law that overhauls the operation of … Click to Continue »
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In a messy summer on Miami beaches, county’s budget faces possible seaweed ‘crisis’

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:23
Miami’s messy seaweed summer soiled the county’s budget talks on Thursday as passage of the plan steered into growing worries about deposits of sargassum on Miami Beach and beyond. Seaweed … Click to Continue »
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Ex-Norland High assistant principal indicted for murder, faces execution in teacher death

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:01
A former Norland High assistant principal accused of beating a fellow educator to death faces execution after a grand jury on Wednesday indicted him for first-degree murder. Ernest Joseph Roberts … Click to Continue »
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For killing a teen girl, Miami man gets just 13 years in prison. It’s his second murder

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:19
For his first murder, shooting a woman to death in the 1980s, Armando Botell served less than 10 years in prison. The 70-year-old Miami Miami man won’t spend much more … Click to Continue »
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After another causeway crash, driver goes through police barricade and into water

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:34
The MacArthur Causeway saw more trouble on Thursday morning as a man drove through police barricades and eventually crashed into the water near Watson Island. While investigating a fatal two-car … Click to Continue »
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Commissioner pay, mayoral term limits among issues that will be on Miami Beach ballot

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:45
Miami Beach city leaders stewed over nine ballot measures Wednesday, ultimately deciding to place six questions before voters in November, killing three other measures. Ballot items that drew the most … Click to Continue »
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25 years after Jewish center was bombed in Buenos Aires, Miami’s community doesn’t forget

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:00
On the morning of July 18, 1994, at 9:53 a.m., a terrorist detonated a car bomb inside the AMIA Jewish Community Center in downtown Buenos Aires. The explosion turned the … Click to Continue »
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Coral Gables wanted to demolish a trailer park and annex land. The county said no

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:45
As the men and women lined up in front of Pilar Almonacid complained about police response times that were too slow and cars that drove too fast through their manicured … Click to Continue »
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City is bending rules to ease Ultra’s return to Bayfront, opponents’ attorney says

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:30
While Ultra Music Festival and Miami administrators are fine-tuning terms of a proposed agreement to bring the three-day electronic dance music event back to downtown, public records are shedding light … Click to Continue »
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Big heist spawns a black market for Miami’s favorite underwear import, the faja

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:30
Because the hourglass silhouette popular in Miami fashion is not an easy thing for many women to achieve, shops and boutiques from Doral to Calle Ocho have long done brisk … Click to Continue »
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Fatal crash shuts down MacArthur Causeway out of Miami Beach

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:15
A predawn car crash that killed one person has shut down the westbound MacArthur Causeway out of Miami Beach as Thursday’s rush hour starts, Miami Beach police said. The MacArthur … Click to Continue »
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Maduro regime threatens families of detained military officers, opposition member says

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:00
Four Venezuelan officers arrested by the government’s Military Counterintelligence Directorate are missing and their relatives are being pressured to remain silent under threat of death, people close to the case … Click to Continue »
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South Miami mayor didn’t violate a county rule over lobbyist issue, ethics panel rules

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:38
South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard did not violate the Citizens’ Bill of Rights by refusing to allow lobbyist Stephen Cody to address the city commission on two occasions in 2018, … Click to Continue »
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See inspiration for Angelou’s poetry at historic Overtown rooming house

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 02:26
Tucked into the Miami neighborhood of Overtown is the Historic Ward Rooming House. It was where blacks and Native Americans could stay, and sleep safely, during the segregation era. It … Click to Continue »
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Mechanics need not apply: Report slams union rules barring outside hires at Metrorail

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 01:33
Decade-old union rules have left Miami-Dade unable to hire qualified mechanics to keep Metrorail running, creating a shortage of maintenance workers for a rail system with too many trains out … Click to Continue »
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Marco Rubio was elected on the ‘identity politics’ he now rejects in defense of Trump

Miami Dade - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:26
“The politics of ethnic & racial grievance are both poisonous.” — Senator Marco Rubio on Twitter. So often, from his perch on Capitol Hill, Sen. Marco Rubio forgets where he … Click to Continue »
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Miami-Dade park swim instructor fondled 9-year-old girls, cops say

Miami Dade - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:35
A swim instructor at a South Miami-Dade community center popular with kids was arrested Wednesday for fondling two children under the age of 12. Daniel Diaz-Mejia, 20, was charged with … Click to Continue »
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Miami Beach bans specials boards from sidewalk cafes, introduces new code of conduct

Miami Dade - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:40
Miami Beach officials flexed their legislative muscle on Wednesday, instituting a new ordinance banning boards advertising specials at sidewalk cafes and giving initial approval to a new Sidewalk Cafe Code … Click to Continue »
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PAMM’s chief curator is resigning. What happens next?

Miami Dade - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:52
The chief curator at the Perez Art Museum of Miami has announced he is stepping down. Tobias Ostrander said this week he now plans to work independently, after eight years … Click to Continue »
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