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Internet Campaign To Out Racists Is Legal, But Unethical

A Twitter profile called “ Yes, You’re Racist ” is asking the Internet to help identify people who participated in the marches in Charlottesville, Virginia and are believed to be white nationalists. The result of this citizen brigade: some of the marchers are being named, threatened, and some are losing their jobs.

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Florida’s insurance regulator is readying another push for assignment of benefits reform in next year’s legislative session.  Similar measures have failed since 2013.

A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.

Trouble Brewing in the Tropics Times Three

Aug 18, 2017

UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM:  Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft data confirmed that Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine had became sufficiently organized to be classified as the eighth named storm of the season. Tropical Storm Harvey will likely move into the Caribbean over the weekend, and could even become a hurricane before approaching Central America or Mexico. There will likely be no threat to Florida or the United States from Harvey, but the tropical wave behind it is a potential concern next week.

A Twitter profile called “Yes, You’re Racist” is asking the Internet to help identify people who participated in the marches in Charlottesville, Virginia and are believed to be white nationalists.

The result of this citizen brigade: some of the marchers are being named, threatened, and some are losing their jobs.

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Protesters gathered Thursday at the Confederate statue in downtown Tampa. It happened the day after Hillsborough County Commissioners backtracked on removing it from public display.

Military families move a lot, and that makes it hard for service members’ spouses to hold steady jobs. About half of military spouses are either unemployed or underemployed – and that can take a toll on their families, their earning power, and the economy. 

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Port Tampa Bay announced five new cruises to Cuba, starting in 2018.

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The country is eagerly anticipating Monday's total solar eclipse.

And local school districts are taking different approaches to the historic event.

Latvala Rolls Out Campaign For Governor

Aug 17, 2017
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State Senator Jack Latvala kicked off his campaign for governor Wednesday with a multi-city tour around the state. He received a warm welcome from his home base in Pinellas County when he gave a speech at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.


Community health centers that serve poor patients around Florida are worried that new restrictions on state and federal funding could hurt their ability to provide charity care.

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