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Eillin Delapaz

News Intern

Eillin Delapaz is a WUSF radio news intern for the fall 2018 semester.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree from USF St. Petersburg in English writing studies and is currently a graduate student at USFSP majoring in Liberal Arts with a focus in journalism. Eillin is passionate about producing environmental and community driven stories through multimedia platforms. Her goal is to become an environmental reporter and documentary filmmaker.

Eillin has been a reporter for the Neighborhood News Bureau and is a contributing writer and photographer for USFSP Connect.

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Veterans Day is a special day for the country to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

We're profiling a number of brave veterans whose roles varied widely -- from nurses to cooks to helicopter pilots. One thing they all had in common is that they played an integral part in ensuring the safety of the country.

Hillsborough County voters approved a one-cent sales tax to improve roads and public transportation on Tuesday.

The initiative, along with a half-cent sales tax approved for public schools, brings the county's sales tax to 8.5 percent, which is the highest in the state.  

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Florida typically leads the nation in child drownings and this year Hillsborough County is leading the state. Seventy-four children have drowned in Florida this year, including nine in Hillsborough, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Courtesy of the Latin Film Festival

St. Petersburg is hosting the first annual Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival starting this Thursday. The four-day event will focus on different aspects of the culture and seeks to answer the question: what is happening in Latin American film?

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The Sarasota County Commission has rejected a preemptive ban on recreational marijuana because of an error found in the ordinance.

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Paramedics in Sarasota County are turning away from opioids to treat patients in pain.

Instead, they will primarily use nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday said reports of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Florida prompted her to launch a statewide investigation and led to a website where people can anonymously report allegations.

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The push to get out the vote is in full force, as vote-by-mail ballots hit local post offices on Tuesday.

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The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg on Thursday unveiled a new report focusing on disparities of affordable housing and poor health.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital added a new 230,000-square-foot building to its St. Petersburg campus that will help it advance research, education and clinical care.


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Two small public relations firms from Tampa are being recognized for their success both locally and for their plans to expand nationwide
 

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Both of the candidates running for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis, announced their lieutenant governor Thursday morning. 

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After about two months of sitting vacant, the St. Petersburg Housing Authority recently decided to move forward with demolition plans for Jordan Park Senior Village.