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COVID-19 deaths down compared to last four years

©2024 The News Service of Florida Florida this year has had a reported 2,658 resident deaths linked to COVID-19, though the pace of deaths is lower than during the past four years, according to data...

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...
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Transportation is among Tampa’s and St. Petersburg’s clean energy challenges: Insights from the 2024 scorecard

The Hillsborough County School Board has approved putting the question before voters about a tax increase

The Scoop: Wed. April 3rd, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Hillsborough will vote on tax for schools The Hillsborough County School Board approved a tax increase vote aimed at strengthening education funding. Urchin parasite Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered that a...

Hillsborough students served first ever fully Florida-sourced lunch

Listen: Lunch looked a little different for students in Hillsborough County Public Schools Thursday: students were served a lunch completely sourced from Florida growers, producers, and manufacturers. Students filled the cafeteria of Alafia Elementary School...
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A Hillsborough judge invokes the First Amendment in a case related to a 2022 election campaign

Attorneys for Circuit Judge Nancy Jacobs disputes allegations by an investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.
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Florida lawmakers sign off on nine new judges, including two county judges in Hillsborough County

Florida lawmakers unanimously passed a plan that would create nine new judgeships.
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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.
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An appellate judge wants to be shielded from testifying in a Hillsborough election misconduct case

An appeals court judge is asking the Florida Supreme Court to shield him from testifying in a battle about alleged misconduct.
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An appeals court vacates a judge’s decision that okayed Ron DeSantis’s suspension of Andrew Warren

An appeals court directed a judge to look again at whether Ron DeSantis had legitimate policy grounds to oust Andrew Warren.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

 If you’re looking to get rid of your live Christmas tree, here is how you can determined by the county that you live in.
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Florida Supreme Court calls for adding two county court judges in Hillsborough

The Florida Supreme Court recommended adding a circuit judge in Southwest Florida and county judges in Orange and Hillsborough counties.

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