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Hillsborough County Public Schools receives $2 million

Listen: US Congress member Kathy Castor announced $2 million of grant money for Hillsborough County Public Schools at the Bowers/Whitley Building Construction Academy. The money comes from two grants: federal funds from this year and...

USF hunger strike ends after 17 days

Leaders of the hunger strike at the University of South Florida Tampa campus told members to abandon the hunger strike after 17 days (April 3, 2024). Students pushed divestment from companies that support the Israeli...

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...

Interview: Tyler Riggs on ‘Blue Boy’

Blue Boy won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The short is a proof-of-concept piece for a future feature.   Listen:   The film follows bodybuilder Joey Rossi...

USF students protest university funds linked to Israel/Hamas war [Updated 3/22/24]

About 30 students at the University of South Florida protested inside the Board of Trustees meeting at the Tampa campus today. Some of those students began a hunger strike to oppose university investments in companies...
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Residents of Hillsborough and Pinellas are eligible for new solar co-ops

Solar United Neighbors announced new co-ops for Pinellas and Hillsborough County. Co-ops allow large groups of people to bargain together for a shared rate.

Ron DeSantis announces investment in rural broadband

Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the South Florida State College Hardee Campus earlier today. The governor announced an investment of around $223 million, continuing the expansion of broadband access in rural areas. “This’ll...

State legislature discusses the cost of tax breaks on affordable living spaces

The state Revenue Estimating Conference considered the cost of HB 1299, a proposal regarding affordable living spaces, on Friday.

Florida House panel approves term limit for county commissioners

A Florida House panel voted unanimously in favor of a proposal early Friday that would enforce a 12-year term limit for county commissioners.

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