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USF Architecture Grads Design Award-Winning Disaster Relief Shelter

In 2009, University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design students Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross watched Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. What struck them was the lack of quick, proper shelter for the victims of an event like this.
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The state wants to increase the amount of toxins it can put in Florida’s surface waters. State officials said they’re doing this based on federal guidelines. But some people worry it could harm residents. 

Florida’s Mosquito Control Forces Mobilize Against Zika Threat

Jun 20, 2016

A late-morning thunderstorm had just passed when Evaristo Miqueli reached the faded yellow house with its overgrown plants and algae-covered swimming pool and laid a trap to catch Florida’s most wanted mosquitoes.

Dr. Joshua Corsa was at Orlando Regional Medical Center when he got the first alert that a shooting had happened: A page that read TRAUMA NOW.

Taxpayers Get Tab For Dropped Abortion Clinic Cases

Jun 20, 2016

Florida taxpayers are on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees for the state's failed attempt to fine four abortion clinics accused of performing second-trimester abortions without proper licenses.

The cost to the state Agency for Health Care Administration of hiring outside attorneys to pursue a $2,500 fine against the Bread & Roses Women's Health Center in Gainesville was $58,345, according to an agency spokeswoman.

Tampa Bay Rays may have been beaten 5-1 by the San Francisco Giants, but Friday night was nonetheless a winning one for the Florida-based team, which celebrated its annual Pride Night, dedicating it to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

Pride Night saw the biggest regular-season crowd at Tropicana Field in a decade. According to the Associated Press, "the announced attendance of 40,135 was the first regular-season turnout to surpass 40,000 at the Rays' ballpark since opening day in 2006 against Baltimore." That crowd was 40,199.

As mourners hold funerals in Orlando for the victims of last week's nightclub shooting, the city's theater community is banding together to protect them from anti-gay protesters.

Dressed in white and wearing large wings, the "angels" stood in a row in order to shield the family and friends of the victims. The idea, according to American Theatre, is to allow the mourners to "grieve in peace."

Wounded Warrior Project Gets New Leader After Troubles

Jun 17, 2016
Associated Press

The head of the military agency that searches for and identifies the remains of missing servicemen is resigning after just one year to take over a troubled nonprofit that cares for wounded troops.

Michael Linnington became the director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency last summer. He plans to leave next month to become the CEO of the Jacksonville-based Wounded Warrior Project.

Jolly To Drop Senate Bid, Run For Re-election

Jun 17, 2016
Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF 89.7 News

U.S. Rep. David Jolly is dropping his bid for the U.S. Senate and will run for re-election.

"Without a political rally, without a lot of fanfare, I have a simple request of my neighbors and of my community," Jolly said. "Today, I’m asking my community simply for the opportunity to keep doing my job."

Devin Rodriguez/WUSF

The St. Pete Pride Parade is one of the largest LGBT events in Florida, with crowds expected to be over 100,000.

But after the shooting at a gay club in Orlando which took 49 lives and injured many more, the St. Petersburg Police Department has decided to step up security measures for the parade on Saturday, June 25.

Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

Veterans who end up in jail or prison face a lot of problems when they get out – the lack of health care – finding employment - possible homelessness. To address those needs, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created several programs over the past decade.

The Health Care for Reentry Veterans program reaches out to veterans before they walk out of prison.

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