Category: Tampa Bay

Mitch PerrySeptember 22, 2016

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is the most latest Florida lawmaker calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate St. Petersburg’s sewage crisis. “It is important that residents know if their City leadership turned a blind eye towards the inevitability of a sewage spill at the cost of the local waterways and beaches,” Rubio writes in a […]

Anne LindbergSeptember 21, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott is guilty of political grandstanding when calling for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate sewage overflows in St. Petersburg, Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “The Department of Environmental Protection is already involved in this issue,” Kriseman said in a written statement. “And given that the governor is singling out St. Petersburg […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 21, 2016

A day after an official with Mosaic Fertilizer expressed regret for sitting on information for weeks about contamination leaking into the Floridan Aquifer without informing the general public at their Mulberry site, an environmental group is attempting to connect Republican state Representative Dana Young to the phosphate giant. Polk County officials say 215 million gallons of radioactive water sitting […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 21, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate sewage discharges in St. Petersburg. The Governor’s Office made the announcement Wednesday, just one day after Scott called on the state Department of Health to begin additional testing at the discharge site. While city is responsible for testing in the immediate area, […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 20, 2016

Gus Bilirakis is airing the first television ad in his re-election effort for Florida’s 12th Congressional District. Titled “Gus is for Us,” the ad highlights Bilirakis’ commitment to the community, featuring several enthusiastic people declaring how the Tarpon Springs Republican “gets things done.” It also touches on a number of issues, such as veteran care and […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 19, 2016

Trying to build up his numbers with the Hispanic vote in Florida, Democratic Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy made a campaign stop at Arco-Iris, a Cuban eatery in West Tampa on Monday afternoon. The restaurant sits in one of the most highly concentrated districts of Hispanic voters in all of Florida, and is a staple for Democrats running […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 19, 2016

This coming Saturday morning, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. will open to the world, and Tampa area Congresswoman Kathy Castor said Monday that Dr. Samuel Wright will be her special guest at the opening ceremonies. Until he retired in 2013 after 27 years, Wright served as associate dean of student and parent relations, director of multicultural […]


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