Quincy Walters

Reporter

Quincy J. Walters has been contributing stories to WUSF News since early 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Quincy was the station's Stephen Noble News intern, and he also has worked as an intern with NPR's Weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C.

He is a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. His interest in journalism spurred from the desire to convey compelling narratives.

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In November, Hillsborough County saw an increase in bed tax revenue--a five percent tax on hotel and resort stays. Nearly $2.5 million in bed taxes were collected last month.

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Tampa Bay Rays management spoke with the media at Tropicana Field Thursday ahead of Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings , which will be held next week in Maryland. Rays management reflected on the season that just finished while also looking toward spring training.

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November is Transgender Awareness Month and Nov. 20 is Transgender Remembrance Day. On Sunday night, in St. Petersburg, about 80 people gathered at the steps of city hall to hold a candle light vigil for trans people killed this year - most are women of color.

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In 2012, President Obama issued an executive order called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA -- giving amnesty to children brought into the United States illegally with their families. And during the campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump said he'll "immediately terminate" two of Obama's executive orders concerning immigration -- one of them being DACA.

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Hundreds of people marched through downtown St. Petersburg Sunday night, continuing a wave of nationwide protests to Tuesday's election of Donald Trump as president. In St. Petersburg, a diverse crowd--young, old, black, Latino, white, gay and straight in solidarity, chanting "Love trumps hate" and "Donald Trump has got to go".

Anthony Martino

On Wednesday night, about 75 protestors marched in Tampa's Ybor City to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

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Souls to the Polls is a Democratic effort across the country to get voters who attend African-American churches to vote. On Sunday, several St. Petersburg churches participated.

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National polls show that it's a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A west Tampa bakery has a presidential poll of its own. Alessi Bakery, which has been in Tampa since 1912, has had this cookie poll since 2004.

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As Nov. 8 draws closer -- more and more ads, polls, and political pundits are defining what the election means. WUSF News is turning to you to learn the issues that will decide your vote. So,we set up "Listening Posts" around the Bay Area.

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On Thursday morning, Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard stopped by Open Cafe in east Tampa to make the case for Hillary Clinton. Woodard spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 Clinton supporters. She alluded to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, but didn't mention him by name.

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Saturday was the Drug Enforcement Administration's National " Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative ." Local law enforcement agencies likes the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office and the Tampa Police Department collected unused prescription pills at various locations. The goal was to keep those medicines from getting into the wrong hands.

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On Sunday, Christian conservatives rallied at Church of God Pentecostal to talk about the coming election. Former NFL player Burgess Owens was among those telling about 50 attendees that Democrats like President Barack Obama don't reflect his values.

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The city of St. Petersburg is under scrutiny after millions of gallons of partially-treated sewage were released into Tampa Bay and Boca Ciega Bay during Hurricane Hermine. That's why the city invited the public to tour two of St Pete's sewage treatment plants on Saturday.

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Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport is a historic resting place for many prominent African-Americans. For decades, it's also suffered from neglect. Some locals say that's about race. Others believe it's a little more complicated than that.

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Florida kicked off its observance of the month Thursday at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Tampa restaurateur Richard Gonzmart, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, said that everyone has some type of ability. Businesses lose out when they dismiss people with disabilities, he said.

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As the death toll continues to rise in Haiti, people in Tampa's Haitian community are still on edge. Since last Thursday, the Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay (HAFTB) has been collecting donations of canned food, flashlights, cleaning supplies and clothes at the Louverture Cultural Center on North Florida Avenue.

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This week, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein made two stops in the Tampa Bay area. On Wednesday night, she stopped in Tampa's Ybor City and on Thursday she was in Sarasota. WUSF went to hear the candidate speak at the Robert Taylor Community Center in Sarasota. Stein spoke to about 70 people.

About 15 protesters assembled at Attorney General Pam Bondi's Tampa office Thursday. They were protesting her decision not to sue Trump University around the same time Bondi received a $25,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

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A folk trio played outside of the ARTicles art gallery along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Inside the gallery, St. Pete-based artist Eva Avenue drew portraits of people who stopped in. She said the portraits, which she uses acrylic, colored pencils and pastels, is her own - something she calls "a mixture between realism and feelism".

The Florida Orchestra

Classical music to some people conjurs up images of large music ensembles in ornate concerts halls. The Florida Orchestra is trying to change that perception by performing in the community.

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