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Daylina Miller

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Daylina Miller, multimedia reporter for Health News Florida, joined WUSF Public Media in early 2015 to help expand health coverage statewide.

She began her journalism career as a teen columnist on the Tampa Tribune's first board of community columnists in 2005 and has since worked as a reporter in various capacities for several Tampa Bay news organizations.

Daylina is a graduate of the University of South Florida's School of Mass Communications, where she started the school's Her Campus Magazine branch, served as a correspondent for USA Today College and wrote opinion columns for The Oracle.

She received her master's degree in New Media Journalism at Full Sail University.

Contact Daylina at 813-974-8629, on Twitter @DaylinaMiller or by email at daylinamiller@wusf.org

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Dentists graduate with a lot of student loan debt. That means it's hard for them to set up in rural areas where people might not have much money -- or health insurance.

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The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg hopes to attract both Star Wars fans and fashionistas to their newest exhibition.

"Star Wars, and the Power of Costume" opens this weekend for members of the museum and on Monday for the general public.

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In the middle of the 300-foot black stone wall, Linda Bessie used a pen to etch the name her late sister's fiancé, John D. Andrade, onto paper.

He died in the Vietnam War when he was 20.

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A music festival Sunday in Pasco County featured not only local bands, but local political candidates.

"VoteFest" featured five local bands taking the stage in between three-minute speeches by candidates for city, county, state, and national offices.

Gov. Rick Scott this summer signed into law  a bill that implemented the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, known as Amendment 2, which mandated an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program.

One requirement of that was the creation of a panel to review all physician certifications submitted to the medical marijuana use registry.

New research from the University of South Florida suggests evacuating nursing home patients before a storm increases the chance of both hospitalization and death.

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday several proposals and $50 million in funding to help address Florida's looming opioid crisis.

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Pasco County residents can now take photos of Hurricane Irma damage on their property and upload them to the free “MyPasco” app.

Those photos will be plotted on a map to help with damage assessment.

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Pasco County is the first in the Tampa Bay region to open a space at a hurricane shelter for registered sex offenders.

Sheriff Chris Nocco said they'll be given space at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel.

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Hurricane Irma's full impact on the Tampa Bay is still not clear, but a Pasco County group wants to make sure the homeless stay safe, too.

Raine Johns runs the Coalition for the Homeless in Pasco County. She and a group of volunteers canvassed the county this week to let homeless individuals and families know what their hurricane shelter options are.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state is working to get gasoline to areas experiencing shortages in advance of Hurricane Irma.

In the meantime, a free mobile app may help Floridians find out which stations still have fuel.

There are few laws in place to keep prescription drug companies from raising their prices to levels unaffordable for many people.

In the veterans and faith-based pod at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center, inmate and Army veteran Christopher Murgatroyd, 31, scrolls through the Kahn Academy app on a Google Nexus 7 tablet.

He’s been glued to the history lessons through the Kahn Academy app since getting access to the tablet last Thursday.

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

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The Pasco County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to move forward with a plan to create a navigation center for the homeless.

But the location of the resource center, which helps homeless people find jobs, housing and other necessities, has been contentious in the community. Critics of the plan say the proposed location at the old Boys & Girls Club building on Little Road and Youth Lane in New Port Richey is too close to their homes and businesses.

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It's just after 8 p.m. on a recent Friday night outside  the King Corona Cafe in Tampa's Ybor City. Throngs of people are filing into the many bars and clubs hosted alongside historic 7th Avenue, but some are here for a different kind of entertainment.

Summer is in full swing and for those who can't get out of town, a staycation can make all the difference. This week on Florida Matters we're taking a look at some ways to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and have some fun in the Tampa Bay Area. 


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The Hillsborough County sheriff's Office says someone splashed red paint around the Confederate Memorial Park, just outside Tampa.

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In late June, five workers at TECO's Big Bend power station in Apollo Beach were gravely injured in an accident.

Two died that day, three others later succumbed to their injuries.  Another worker was left seriously burned. 

Role-playing games like "Dungeons and Dragons" have risen in popularity in recent years, even being featured on hit shows like Netflix's "Stranger Things." But a Tampa Bay area mental health therapist is putting a new spin on it.

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On Sunday, three teenage boys accused of stealing cars from a Clearwater dealership died in a high speed crash. This comes in the wake of a growing trend of teen car thefts in Pinellas County.

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Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature passed a law that banned local governments from regulating ridesharing companies.

This opened the door for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority to approve a contract this week with Uber, Lyft and Wingz allowing them to pick up customers curbside at the airport. But they'll pay for the privilege.

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The Tampa City Council Thursday took the first of two votes on a proposed ordinance regulating the sale of medical marijuana inside city limits.

Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature amended state statutes to phase out waiver programs that allow people with special needs to get Medicaid who wouldn't normally qualify for services.

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Welcome to Night Vale, a small desert town populated with shapeshifting teenagers, angels that all insist on being called "Erika," and the "eldritch," tentacled horror that is "Station Management." 

The creators of the popular podcast, presented as news broadcasts from the Night Vale Community Radio station, returns to the Tampa Theatre Saturday with their newest live show "All Hail.”

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Thousands of Floridians living with AIDS could be losing financial assistance they say is essential to living a normal life, and some AIDS groups are worried the state won't carry through on its promises.

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Last month, news broke of a double murder at a New Tampa apartment.

Suspect Devon Arthurs says he is a former Neo-Nazi who converted to Islam. He is accused of killing two of his roommates for disrespecting his new faith.

The case became even more dramatic when investigators accused a fourth roommate - Brandon Russell - of keeping bomb-making materials at the apartment.

On a hot, sunny Saturday morning at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, Kathy and Dani Dahlberg walk up to a white truck holding portable fish tanks that emit a loud hum.

The new homeowners are trying to describe the size of their pond to Hillsborough County Mosquito Control officials.

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Summer is upon us and that means more of the bugs that made international headlines last year – mosquitos. What progress has been made in the fight against the Zika virus? Can we cure Zika, or prevent it? And what can residents do to help?

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Russia's military intelligence agency launched an attack days before the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election on a Florida-based company that provides election services and systems, including voter registration, according to a leaked NSA report.

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