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Daylina Miller

Multimedia Journalist

Daylina Miller is a multimedia journalist covering health and general news for WUSF and Health News Florida, a statewide reporting collaborative with other public radio stations.

She reports and produces features and daily news spots for broadcast, and collaborates with colleagues on their stories, producing photo galleries, videos, audiograms, social media stories and more.

Daylina got her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida, then a master’s in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University.

In her free time, she runs her own photography business, builds cosplays for geek conventions, hoards boardgames, and adds to her growing army of front-yard Halloween flamingoes.

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

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Florida's Community Health Centers were given $5,504,658 in federal Quality Improvement grant awards - a 16.8 percent increase from last year.

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Floridians are running out of time to request and turn in their vote-by-mail ballots for next Tuesday’s Primary Election.

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In recent months, journalism groups have been recognizing news outlets across the country for outstanding work done in 2017, and WUSF has garnered multiple awards.

This week on Florida Matters we highlight some of the award-winning journalism produced by our WUSF news team.


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Hillsborough County has joined the state of Florida in suing 14 opioid manufacturers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma - the maker of Oxycontin.

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll is leaving the agency effective Sept. 6.

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Hillsborough County is filing a lawsuit against drug companies that contributed to the opioid addiction crisis.

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Hillsborough County residents will decide in November whether a one-cent sales tax increase could be the solution to traffic and transportation woes.

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Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday asking Florida lawmakers to take another look at the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.

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Human papillomavirus infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives.

But fewer than 60 percent of Florida children are getting vaccinated – earning the state a “D” grade from the CDC.

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St. Petersburg city council members Thursday voted 7-1 to approve an artist agreement with sculptor Janet Echelman.

Her floating net sculpture will now be installed next to the St. Petersburg Museum of History, which is also part of the new Pier District.

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Florida was one of several states last year to declare a state of emergency because of opioid abuse. But despite efforts by state and federal officials, some local teens don't feel like enough is being done to help students.

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From intricate goblets to towering church windows, glass has been used to blend beauty with function since ancient times. But it's only in the last 50 years or so that the medium was used to create art solely for the sake of art.

Florida's Gulf Coast is becoming a hub for glass collections, with some in the business dubbing it the "Glass Coast."


Besides its beautiful beaches, the Tampa Bay area boasts a rich collection of art museums -- and it's growing. This week on Florida Matters we feature stories about museums and galleries in the region, part of WUSF’s occasional Art Populi series.


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Supporters gathered in downtown St. Petersburg Thursday to welcome survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The voter registration and gun violence awareness event at Williams Park was part of the March For Our Lives "Road to Change" bus tour.   

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The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says it’s the first law enforcement agency in Florida to partner with the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking to use new software to catch people soliciting sex online -- particularly those looking for child victims.

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Volunteers from churches in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama were stranded this weekend in Haiti as protests over fuel costs left flights grounded.

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A new online tool could help some Florida families quickly determine how much health insurance for their children will cost.

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July 4th is Wednesday, but neighborhood fireworks displays often start days leading up to the holiday, and continue through the end of the weekend.

And those unexpected loud blasts and flashing lights can induce panic attacks for veterans who have PTSD.

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Following statewide expansions of insurance programs, more kids than ever have access to health care, according to the latest Florida Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

But the report’s authors are concerned that could change if children are undercounted in the 2020 census.

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Salvador Dali's surrealist, often bizarre, painted landscapes were not a product of his imagination - but based on the beaches, rock formations and dream-like skies of the Catalonian coast in Spain.

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Several Florida Department of Health locations are recognizing Wednesday, June 27 as National HIV Testing Day with free testing throughout the week.

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With Florida and St. Petersburg repeatedly ranking high for rates of HIV and AIDS, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened a new clinic on Monday near the Skyway Marina District.

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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of Tampa Bay will be participating in St. Petersburg Pride this weekend. The drag queens call themselves the "nuns of the gay, lesbian and supportive communities” and use entertainment to affirm people for who they are.

University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute

A mosquito-borne illness originally found in the Tampa Bay area has been confirmed in a human for the first time, according to University of Florida researchers.

According to a new study from the University of Florida Health, Florida Hospital in Orlando and the Tampa-based nonprofit Obesity Action Coalition, Florida’s obesity rate may be higher than originally thought. It shows 37.1 percent of Floridians ages 20 to 79 have a body mass index higher than 30.

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Months after Gov. Rick Scott approved new rules for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, much of the industry is not in compliance as hurricane season gets underway.

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More than 150 patients on the Florida medical marijuana registry lined up outside Trulieve’s new location on U.S. 19 in New Port Richey Wednesday morning for a grand opening discount of 25 percent.

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A new study finds that health care spending is reduced by about 10 percent when patients using Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans  are connected to social services to help with things like housing, medical transportation, healthy food programs, and assistance with utility bills.

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Publix announced on its corporate website Friday that they are going to “suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we re-evaluate our giving processes.”

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According to a Tampa Bay Times investigation, Publix has given more money to Adam Putnam's bid for governor than any other candidate since at least 1995. 

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