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Senator Garcia and Representative Duran File Bill to Expand College Tuition Fee Exemption Eligibility for Students in Out-of-Home Care

Miami, FL –   (R-Miami) and Representative Nicholas X. Duran (D-Miami) filed legislation, Senate Bill 304 and House Bill 203, Student Fee Exemptions, which clarify and expand qualifications for the existing postsecondary tuition and fee exemption for students who are raised in out-of-home care. “This legislation corrects a missing piece of the tuition waiver that was brought to President Simpson’s attention by a…

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Miami Film Festival GEMS Announces Major Award Season Contenders Parallel Mothers, King Richard, Flee and More

Miami, FL — Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned Miami Film Festival today unveiled the line-up for the eighth annual edition of its acclaimed Miami Film Festival GEMS, expanding to seven days from its traditional four-day format. Legendary Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers starring Penélope Cruz will open the Festival. King Richard, produced by and starring Will Smith, will be the Centerpiece screening, while Denmark’s Oscar submission shortlist candidate Flee will close…

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Representative Willhite Refiles House Memorial Recognizing Veteran Suicide

WELLINGTON, Fla. – Today State Representative Matt Willhite (D-Wellington) filed HM 63, which urges the United States Congress to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an identical version of this House Memorial during the last legislative session,…

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Florida school mask mandate power struggle goes before judge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s power struggle over wearing masks in school to guard against coronavirus infections landed Monday before a judge considering a lawsuit that challenges Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order reserving the mask decision for parents. The three-day hearing before Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper pits pro-mask parents against the Republican…

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Miami Dolphins and Lexus Announce Multi-Year Partnership

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Miami Dolphins // The Miami Dolphins and Lexus announced a multi-year naming rights partnership today, connecting two brands at the forefront of luxury and entertainment. Through this comprehensive relationship, Lexus will be the Official Luxury Vehicle of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, elevate the in-game experience…

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State Rep. Skidmore Hosts Third District Dialogue to Discuss Workforce Development

BOCA RATON, Fla. – State Representative Kelly Skidmore will host a virtual conversation via Zoom on Monday, August 9 from 6-7 p.m. with workforce development experts, Dr. Charlene Ford principal of West Technical Education Center, Dr. Mildred Coyne senior vice president of Workforce Education and Innovation at Broward College, and Mr. Charles Duval assistant vice president of CareerSource in Palm…

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Florida suspect in Haiti president killing deepens mystery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The arrest of a failed Haitian businessman living in Florida who authorities say was a key player in the killing of Haiti’s president deepened the mystery Monday into an already convoluted plot surrounding the assassination. Haitian authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, who once expressed a desire to…

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