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Voters Head To The Polls For Primary Election

Voters around the Tampa Bay area are heading to the polls today to cover several key races. Follow WUSF staff and journalism students from the University of South Florida as we bring you live coverage.
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When people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, it sent ripples surging across the pond. With about 1.7 million British visitors per year, and hundreds of thousands of British homeowners here, they've had an oversized impact on tourism, real estate and investment. How will the British decision to leave the EU affect Florida's economy?

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With more than 1.75 million votes already cast by mail or in early voting, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said primary-election day started smoothly.

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Tonight (Aug. 30), there's a town hall meeting at The Dream Center at 922 24 St. East in Bradenton from 6 to 8 p.m. At issue is the desperate need for foster care families to take in the children who've lost parents to a heroin epidemic in Manatee County.

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British tourists love to visit Florida!   With about 1.7 million British visitors per year, they’ve had an oversized impact on tourism, real estate and investment. On Florida Matters, we'll discuss how  the British decision to leave the European Union could affect our economy. In this preview of the show, WUSF's Robin Sussingham spoke to Dr. Jerry Parrish, chief economist with the Florida Chamber Foundation, about how tourism could be affected by Brexit.


Voters Head To The Polls For Primary Election

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Lawrence Lease

Voters around the Tampa Bay area are heading to the polls today to cover several key races. Follow WUSF staff and journalism students from the University of South Florida as we bring you live coverage. 

Health Officials Find Another Local Zika Case In Miami-Dade

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State health officials on Monday reported another locally transmitted case of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County. 

Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida.

Florida wildlife authorities may expand protected areas for some of the state’s most iconic and imperiled bird species like roseate spoonbills and brown pelicans.

Lawmakers Call For Use Of Modified Mosquitoes In Zika Fight

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Incoming leaders of the Florida House said Monday they will urge the federal government to allow the use of genetically engineered mosquitoes to help fight the Zika virus.

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Forecasters have issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida stretching from northwest of Tampa to an area east of Panama City.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued the watch for an area of the Gulf coast from the Anclote River to Indian Pass. An area to the west of Indian pass on the Panhandle is under a tropical storm watch.

The watches are related to a tropical depression churning in the Gulf about 345 miles west of Key West.

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