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No More Curfew After Quiet Weekend on South Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No curfew will be in place on South Beach this weekend as spring break comes to an end, city officials announced Tuesday. Miami Beach City Manager Alina Hudak said she will not extend the state of emergency that was declared last week following two shootings that injured five people in the city’s South Beach…

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Naomi Osaka Tops Angie Kerber in Miami as 11 Seeds Fall

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two days, two wins and making it look easy. Naomi Osaka sure seems like herself again. The former world No. 1 is through to the third round at the Miami Open, easily handling 13th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. It was every bit as one-sided as the…

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Charlie Crist Unveils Plan to Tackle Gun Violence and Make Florida Safer

MIAMI — Alongside gun safety advocates and community leaders, Charlie Crist, candidate for governor, unveiled his “Safer Florida for All” plan to better protect Florida’s neighborhoods and schools from gun violence. Charlie’s “Safer Florida for All” plan, which has been endorsed by Ban Assault Weapons NOW (BAWN) and is supported by the BradyPAC, takes measured…

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Rep. Daisy Morales’ Veterans Bill Passes House and Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Tallahassee, FL—Today, the Florida Senate unanimously passes CS/HB 45: Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veterans, filed by Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando). Senator Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) sponsored the companion bill in the Senate (Senate Bill CS/SB554). The legislation would allow those veterans who are deemed eligible the opportunity to receive a waiver for the remaining cost of tuition & fees at…

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Reps. Daisy Morales and Christopher Benjamin Disabled Veterans Bill (HB 45) Passes Third Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CS/HB 45, by Representative Daisy Morales (D- Orlando) and Representative Christopher Benjamin (D- Miami Gardens), passed unanimously in the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee today. This bill will provide disabled veterans the opportunity to receive certain federal educational assistance benefits.  This bill would allow those veterans who are deemed eligible the opportunity to receive awards for remaining cost of tuition & fees at…

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Representative Duran’s HB 91 Passes in Tourism, Infrastructure, and Energy Subcommittee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Source: Florida House of Representatives // Earlier today, HB 91 passed with unanimous bipartisan support in the Tourism, Infrastructure, and Energy Subcommittee. HB 91 provides DHSMV authority relating to the display & use of digital license plates and specifies requirements for digital license plates, digital license plate providers, & digital license plate consumers.   “Bringing…

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Immigrant IDs to be issued in Florida’s Miami-Dade County

MIAMI (AP) — Commissioners in Florida’s Miami-Dade County have given a nonprofit the green light to issue IDs for immigrants who are in the country illegally and others who don’t have identification. The plan proposed by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava passed by a 7-2 vote Tuesday. Supporters note that immigrants often struggle to gain access…

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