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Bethany Hanson

Digital News Intern

Bethany Hanson is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news reporter for spring 2018.

Born in Weymouth, England, she moved to Tampa in 2006 and is currently a junior, working towards a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in news editorial.

Bethany hopes to become a travel writer, or report on human rights issues.

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Hillsborough County commissioners voted 6-1 in favor of spending another $61 million on maintenance of Tampa’s Amalie Arena.

Commissioner Stacy White was the only one of seven to vote against this plan Wednesday.

“I felt it would be premature to be spending such a large amount of the Tourist Development Tax revenues without knowing if they would become available in the future for critical County needs,” he said in a statement.

ADA Foundation

Low income kids in Pinellas County can see a dentist for free Monday and organizers hope more children will take part this year.

The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg on Saturday opened a new exhibit showcasing two of the twentieth century’s most influential artists.

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There is a possible repair solution for the Pasco County sinkhole that destroyed two homes last summer.

The Board of County Commissioners and the Public Safety office are leaning towards a decorative fence, the least expensive and safest option.

Embracing Our Differences

Arts organizations from Sarasota and St.Petersburg were among those honored by the state this week for their work promoting diversity and inclusion.