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Nearly 100 people were honored by Commissioner Barbara Jordan and the Miami-Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association in the Miami-Dade County Commission Chamber on January 28 for opening their hearts and homes to foster and adoptive children. The Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parent Commemorative Ceremony paid homage to men and women who care for and protect those children who are in the state’s system.
Days before the Iowa caucuses, the nation's largest association of black Republicans is endorsing Donald Trump, a candidate with little history of working on civil rights, housing or other traditional African-American issues. "We, the grassroots activists of the National Black Republican Association, are pleased to announce our endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America," Frances Rice, co-founder and chairman of the National Black Republican Association, wrote Jan. 22 in an essay on the association's website.
Legislation that would streamline the licensure process for foreign-trained physicians has passed its first House committee. Representative Daphne Campbell, D-Miami Shores, believes this bill would help address the shortage of physicians while demand for health professionals in the state continues to increase.
The Miami-Dade County Commission has unanimously approved two resolutions sponsored by Commissioner Sosa, aimed at providing safer and more efficient operations at Miami International Airport. In a move to bolster security for all travelers, Commissioner Sosa’s resolution urges Congress to enact the Airport Security Enhancement and Oversight Act filed by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and John Thune (R-South Dakota).
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