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Morgan McMullen

Stephen Noble Intern

Morgan McMullen is WUSF’s Stephen Noble Intern for Summer 2017.

Born and raised in Tampa, he is a graduate of Chamberlain High School. He now is a senior at the University of Florida, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with a concentration in American history. He graduated from Broward College in Davie with an associate's degree while writing for The Observer, the campus newspaper and earning an Florida College System Publications Association award for news reporting. 

While at UF, he is a staff writer at the Independent Florida Alligator as a sports reporter and copy editor. Morgan takes particular interest in covering social issues surrounding sports. He draws inspiration from the writing styles of Bomani Jones and Bob Ryan.

Even after Florida’s medical marijuana bill became law, some communities are still deciding on the language of their own ordinances.

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Two recent college graduates have decided to sue the state for skipping out on school payments.

HSN

Home shopping giant and one of the largest employers in St. Petersburg, HSN, is being bought out by its main competitor.

QVC’s parent company, Liberty Interactive, already owns 38 percent of HSN shares. With the new deal, however, the business once known as the Home Shopping Network will cede control of the remaining shares to the rival retail outlet.

The deal is reportedly worth $2.1 billion.

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The day before the Fourth of July weekend, more than 100 immigrants officially became U.S. citizens at a ceremony in Tampa.

Histroy Bike Tampa

A Tampa couple is using a novel method to show Tampa residents and tourists the history of the city.

Eric and Katie Turner began History Bike Tampa in 2013 as a way to educate residents about lesser-known historical events and people. Every two months, they take groups of up to 100 riders and zigzag along backstreets and alleyways to historically significant locations in Tampa.

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Surrounded by a crowd of about a hundred spectators, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman lowered the American flag outside City Hall.

He then re-raised it, with a new rainbow flag adorning the rope just beneath it.

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The St. Petersburg City Council voted Thursday to begin preliminary construction on a new pier.

Pinellas County Emergency Management

With the beginning of hurricane season Thursday, officials in Pinellas County are encouraging residents to check what their evacuation levels are because they may have changed since last year.

Thanks to updated storm surge maps, some people are now either more or less likely to evacuate in a hurricane.