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PARTIES DON’T TRUST THEIR VOTERS; VOTERS DON’T TRUST THEIR PARTIES
 

You don’t see old fashioned butcher shops anymore. Everything today comes pre-wrapped, processed at the store.A lot of grocery chains have meat packed and sealed at a factory in Iowa and then trucked in, but there was a time when a butcher would toss meat up on scale. It also was a common practice for a butcher to put his thumb on the scale, tipping the balance in his favor and charging his customer for nothing. Our national political parties have adopted this practice, putting their thumbs on the scales to favor particular candidates during the primary season. The political cliché used to be that Republicans would fall in line behind their party’s preferred candidate, but Democrats had to fall in love. Closer to home, when Carlos Curbelo announced in 2014 that he was running against incumbent... Read More »

 
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MIAMI DOLPHINS FOUNDATION GIVES BACK TO EDUCATION THROUGH FINS WEEKEND
 
The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted the 22nd annual Fins Weekend, complete with golfing, fishing and parties amid the largest gathering of players, coaches, alumni and cheerleaders to give back to education in South Florida. The signature charity event welcomed several new additions this year, from enhanced fan experiences... Read More »
 
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HIALEAH HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR CONTINUED EXCELLENCE IN WOUND CARE
 
The Hialeah Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine receives recognition for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award. The award is given to Wound Care Centers in the Healogics Network that have met the highest level of quality standards... Read More »
 
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LOCAL STUDENTS EARN YOUTH FAIR AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
 
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition recently honored six middle and high school students for their outstanding community service. “Community service is a fundamental part of the Youth Fair’s core, and we are honored to be able to recognize such outstanding young people for their service. Such a commitment to... Read More »
 
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PUBLIC INPUT AT JUNE 20 COMMISSION MEETING IS KEY STEP FOR KENDALL PARKWAY
 

Behind every great public work is, naturally, the public. That’s why multiple public meetings have been held during the planning-study phase of the plan for a MDX multimodal corridor to serve the west end of Miami-Dade County. On April 25, a Town Hall meeting took place... Read More »

 
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SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI’S “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” SAILS AWAY ON A JOURNEY OF HOPE
 
The Office of Community Advocacy is partnering with Shake-A-Leg Miami, a 501(c)(3) organization, as the Impossible Dream, a universally accessible vessel, sails away on a very special journey. The 60-foot catamaran will embark on a journey along the east coast of the Americas on June 20. The Impossible Dream vessel will sail north to New England and back stopping in vibrant coastal cities... Read More »
 
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WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION EARN LESS, EXPERIENCE NEGATIVE COMPANY CULTURES AND GLASS CEILING
 

Fiu’s lillian lodge kopenhaver center released the results of a national survey that found that women are more likely to be in middle management or junior level positions in the communication industries, while men dominate top management positions. In addition, the survey found that the culture of the company most often prevents women from being promoted and keeps them from... Read More »

 
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TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
 
Since 1992 Tournament of Champions, INC (TOC) is a nonprofit with a core community philosophy that has allowed them to produce quality sporting and educational events in South Florida and throughout the Caribbean. They are committed to fostering the academic and athletic growth of our community’s young aspiring athletes. Their focus on integrating academics and athletic contests has created more informed/prepared athletes... Read More »
 
 
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GETTING A FLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD – THE PROCESS
 

On January 3, 2017, Amendment 2, also known as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative became effective, allowing the use of medicinal marijuana for people with at least of the of following ten diagnoses: Cancer, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis or a terminal illness deemed by two Physicians. A patient may have chronic non-malignant pain related to one of the ten diagnoses however this is not a standalone qualifier despite the substantial evidence in the literature that exists about cannabis’ effects on pain. If a patient is under 18 years of age, two Physicians are required for the certification process.  The first step to getting a medicinal cannabis card is to have a physical exam and be evaluated by a certified medical marijuana doctor, who will determine if medical cannabis is an appropriate treatment for your... Read More »

 
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DOTSON FAMILY ADDS TO FIU LEGACY WITH $1 MILLION ENDOWMENT
 

The family of FIU visionary Albert Dotson Sr. has donated $1 million to FIU to commemorate his legacy at the university. The gift supports athletics, scholarships for minority students, and the Management and Advanced Research Center (MARC building) at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. In recognition of this gift, the university renamed the International Pavilion at the MARC building... Read More »

 
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RENOVATING OR BUILDING A POOL? DON’T GET SCAMMED BY PREDATORY CONTRACTORS
 

If you’re planning on renovating or building a pool, it’s important that you be wary of dishonest companies that take your money and leave jobs unfinished, said Clearwater Pools & Patio owner Ken Manheimer. Such practices, he said, are prevalent in the Sunshine State, where disreputable businesses can secure pricy contracts with customers, collect as much money as possible, do minimal work, file for bankruptcy and then reopen under new... Read More »

 
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The Falls Offers Family Summer Fun With Weekly Promotions Including $1 Movies
 
School is out officially for the summer and families are heading to The Falls, for shopping and summer activities. Area residents and visitors are invited to celebrate... Read More »
 
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Lychee Summer Celebration scheduled at Schnebly Redland’s Winery, June 30
 
Schnebly Redlands Winery, 30205 SW 217 Ave. in South Miami-Dade County, will release the Lychee fruits of its labor in a most entertaining way during... Read More »
 
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From Leisure City to Westchester, Wandering Dog Found a Year Later
 

A remarkable story of survival is emerging following the rescue of 4-year-old Quiana, a Labrador Terrier rescue dog found in the streets of Westchester after... Read More »

 
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Icy Chill Can Be Better Than a Pill for Therapy
 

That icy chill can be better than a pill for treating bumps, bangs and achy places. If you are swollen, sore or maybe feeling the strain, ice can be nice... Read More »

 
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The Palace Suites Celebrates 19th Anniversary
 
The Palace Suites, the independent living senior community located within The Palace Group’s Kendall continuum of care campus, recently celebrated its... Read More »
 
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Get Ready for Homestead’s Annual “Race To The 4th!” Independence Day Bash
 

Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music at South Florida’s most exciting attraction!  The Homestead-Miami Speedway located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway... Read More »

 
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