border security Even After Years In Uniform, Some National Guardsmen Don’t Get Veterans Benefits By Steve Walsh • Nov 22, 2019 National Guardsmen who respond to domestic missions - such as providing disaster assistance or working along the southern U.S. border - may not qualify for V-A benefits. Vigils To Be Held Around Tampa Bay To Protest Immigration Detention Centers By Carrie Pinkard • Jul 11, 2019 Lights for Liberty Around the nation on Friday evening, groups are gathering to hold vigils for the migrants being held in immigration detention centers. The ceremony, called “Lights for Liberty," includes events in St Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Sarasota. Troops Have Installed Miles Of Concertina Wire At The U.S./Mexico Border, And More May Be Coming By editor • May 3, 2019 President Trump is considering sending a new round of troops to the southern border. The military withdrew some service members from the border in December, after they laid miles of concertina wire – large steel coils with razor-sharp teeth. Rick Scott Is Making His Final Pitch To Tampa Voters In U.S. Senate Race By Roberto Roldan • Nov 1, 2018 Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media Governor Rick Scott is sweeping through Tampa this week, making a final appeal to voters ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.