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KBI Update

April 29, 2024

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This week readers learned that a MAST teacher, subject of a complaint a year ago, had been disciplined prior for racist remarks. Also, new condo reform legislation is on track to be signed and Key Biscayne Democrats honed their message.

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Miami-Dade Public Schools previously disciplined a former MAST Academy math teacher for making racist remarks before a black student came forward last year, according to an investigative report released Friday.

Rep. Vicki Lopez said legislation holding condo boards accountable with beefed-up regulation and even criminal penalties is in no danger of being vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. HB1021 passed the House and Senate unanimously in the first week of March.

Raising funds and hosting candidates for federal and local office, Key Biscayne Democrats said this November’s election is about preserving individual and group rights.  



Former Democratic Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham was remembered Friday by Republicans and Democrats alike as a man whose love for people and his state of Florida transcended partisanship,…

Human-induced environmental changes around Antarctica contribute to sea level rise in the North Atlantic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School.

The deaths were among more than 1,000 that AP’s investigation documented across the United States of people who died after officers used, not their guns, but physical force or weapons such as…

While state law does not forbid a sheriff candidate from residing in another county, the revelation that several contenders for Miami-Dade sheriff have not lived in the county for years…


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OPINION

When U.S. officials, Republican or Democrat, honor only Latin American journalism that promotes their political agendas in the region, it undermines Washington’s democratic credibility there.


SPORTS

Lionel Messi scored two goals to excite a New England Revolution-record crowd, leading Inter Miami CF to a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. Messi didn’t disappoint the crowd of 65,612…

Jimmy Butler says he wants to play in the NBA playoffs, though there’s no timetable for his return from a sprained MCL. The Miami Heat forward spoke to TNT during…


BIDEN vs. TRUMP

Former president Donald Trump met privately with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the weekend, according to three people familiar with the discussion, marking a detente between the former rivals after a brutal primary contest…

When it proposed the ban in January 2023, FTC officials asserted that noncompete agreements harm workers by reducing their ability to switch jobs for higher pay

There was talk of drone strikes and presidential bribes, of a potential ruling “for the ages” and of the Founding Fathers, too. The presidential race went unmentioned but was not…

The state’s six-week abortion ban is poised to go into effect May 1 at the same time that Florida voters are gearing up for a ballot measure that would enshrine…


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