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Florida's COVID-19 surge: How one Tampa hospital is addressing it

In the past two weeks, COVID-19 case numbers in Florida have climbed from about 4,000 per day in mid-June to more than 10,000 per day over the weekend. In the meantime, Florida now has the second-highest hospitalization rate of all 50 states. Learn how St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa is responding.

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Know our history: Follow along on the African American Heritage Trail in St. Pete

Before COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter took over the news cycle, students from Youth Farm at Enoch Davis Center took a ride on the African American Heritage Trail Trolley Tour through historical spots marking St. Pete’s tumultuous past. Ride along through images provided by Photographer Amber Sigman.

Feature Story Pharmacist Alex Herwig, President of Small Business Pharmacies Aligned for Reform, says small pharmacies are at risk.

Opinion: Your local pharmacy is at risk of going away

Pharmacist Alex Herwig writes: "Patients have a right to pharmacy access and to choose their pharmacy. Pharmacies have a right to be fully reimbursed for medications dispensed and medication counseling provided. It’s that simple, but it requires patients to be there for their pharmacies the way pharmacies are there for them.''

Feature Story USF Student Body VP Gustavo Spangher and President Claire Mitchell.

Consolidation unifies USF experience across Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota-Manatee campuses

Consolidation of USF's three campuses in Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota-Manatee means change and challenge will go hand-in-hand as faculty, students, and administrators adjust to the unified system.

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Book excerpt: Bicycle Man by Alan SnelLife of Journeys

Former Tampa Bay Area resident Alan Snel, a longtime bicycle enthusiast who continues to advocate for safer streets from his home in Las Vegas, spent time during the COVID-19 quarantine writing a book about his journey on two wheels in Florida and across the nation. Read an excerpt from Bicycle Man: Life of Journeys.

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West Tampa

West Tampa is an historic Tampa neighborhood undergoing transformational change as new people and businesses move in. Traditionally defined by its working class, primarily Latin culture, the neighborhood is increasingly seen as a place of opportunity for a diversity of ...