Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery Tied to Lack of Statehood

A year ago hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico and the recovery has been slow. Our next guest blames the slow recovery on the lack of political representation in Washington DC that comes...
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Why hasn’t there been a rush of Puerto Rico voter registrations in Florida?

Since Hurricane Maria devastated parts of Puerto Rico, there has been an exodus of people moving from the island to Florida. NBC News reported that by the end of November the number was more than...
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Castor & Nelson criticize FEMA & Trump for cutting off Puerto Rico aid

Congress member Kathy Castor is slamming the Trump administration for cutting off emergency supplies like food and water to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “There’s a very disturbing report out today that the Trump administration is cutting...
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Who are Tampa-area Congress members bringing to State of the Union?

When members of Congress attend the State of the Union they bring a guest; often it’s a symbolic way to advocate for a cause. Here is who Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor told WMNF News her...
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Florida candidate for governor, Philip Levine, in Tampa

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is one of several people running for the Democratic nomination for Florida Governor; Levine is on a nine-city bus tour that brought him to the living room of a...
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Tampa group brings aid to Puerto Rico; raided by police

The distribution of aid by large nonprofits and governments seems to be failing, but a tiny Tampa-based recovery collective successfully distributed aid to people in need; Dezeray Lyn, with Tampa’s Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, just returned this...
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Students from Puerto Rico enrolling in Tampa Bay schools

Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico dozens of students have moved to Florida from the American commonwealth and enrolled in public schools here; Pinellas County Schools says as of Tuesday, it had “27 students who registered...
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Puerto Rico resident: “It looks like a bomb went off”

The situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria remains grim; Monica Casablanca lives part time in the San Juan neighborhood of Ocean Park and the rest of the time in New York. After Hurricane Maria pounded...
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Florida Legislators want governor to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Some Florida Legislators are pressing Governor Rick Scott to prepare for an influx of refugees from Puerto Rico settling in Florida after Hurricane Maria; Miami Democratic State Representative Robert Asencio says the situation on the island...
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico: what we need after Hurricane Maria

 By Rob Villacres. Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.  The impact and destruction have never been seen on this scale before, not in Puerto Rico, nor in any of the states.  Katrina seriously impacted New Orleans and...

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