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Census 2020: 2 out of 5 households in Florida have yet to respondIf you don't do it, expect a knock on your door soon

Filling out your household's response to Census 2020 has never been easier. And, because of the disruption in our lives caused by COVID-19, it's never been more important for understanding the demographics of our communities, setting public policy, and distributing resources. #justdoit 

Feature Story MediaWise Senior Multimedia Reporter Alex Mahadevan (right) and PBS Newshour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan (left) teach more than 200 students at a MediaWise Voter Project event in New York City.

MediaWise for Seniors: A new program designed to help people over-50 separate fact from fictionBrought to you by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg is expanding MediaWise, a digital literacy initiative initially designed to help youth discern the accuracy of online information. Their next target? Seniors, the fastest-growing and perhaps most vulnerable demographic online when it comes to believing and sharing misinformation. Learn more.

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How COVID-19 has changed us: First Generation college student Jessica Muniz

First-generation, immigrant, and international college students routinely face special challenges during their college experiences. Throw in COVID-19 and their difficulties intensify in ways that others may not realize or even be able to imagine. Read more in this first of a series of stories about how some individual students are coping.

Feature Story Cardiovascular surgeon replacing a valve during heart surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

Tampa General, USF strengthen relationship to improve patient, academic experiences

Tampa General Hospital has long-served as USF Health's teaching hospital. Now, they’re taking their relationship a step further to deliver a pre-eminent academic medical center shaping the quality of care in the Tampa Bay region, the state of Florida, and beyond. Learn more.

Feature Story A wellness veterinary technician brings a dog to an exam for a check up.

Pandemic sparks creative solutions for challenging pet needs in Tampa Bay Area

The COVID-19 pandemic sent Tampa Bay Area animal shelters and rescues never-before-seen challenges for rescuing and adopting out pets, but so far the community has stepped up. So much so, that some now have a waitlist. Read more.

Feature Story Hillsborough County Medical Association virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 held July 21.

Latest medical advice on COVID-19 surge in FloridaUSF, Tampa Bay Area doctors convene

With coronavirus surging in Florida, the Hillsborough County Medical Association held its second Town Hall in two months to address the local response to the virus. This virtual meeting featured Dr. Doug Holt, the county’s Medical Director; Dr. Charles Lockwood, head of USF Health; and two infectious disease specialists from USF in Tampa. Learn more.

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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 ...