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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

Tampa Tiger Bay Club cancels Friday’s event

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Friday’s monthly Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting is another casualty of the post-hurricane Irma environment. Organizers announced Thursday due to the impact that the storm has had on the community, they will reschedule the program slated for noon on Friday that was going to feature a debate on charter schools.

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Tampa City Council moves 1st public hearing on raising taxes to Monday, Sept. 18

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The Tampa City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to continue their first public hearing on Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget until Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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NRA endorses Lawrence McClure in HD 58

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Republican candidate Lawrence McClure, running in the special election for House District 58, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association to replace previous state Rep. Dan Raulerson. McClure, a Hillsborough County Farm Board Bureau board member from Dover, is running against Plant City businesswoman Yvonne Fry in the GOP primary, which takes place Oct. 10. “Lawrence McClure has an ‘A’ rating and is the only candidate in this race endorsed by the NRA and he is the only candidate who honestly supports Second Amendment rights,” said…

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Bill Edwards, Rick Baker to help open FEMA center

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St. Petersburg entrepreneur Bill Edwards, in association with the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, state Rep. Wengay Newton and mayoral candidate Rick Baker, will open a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center Wednesday night. The center is slated to be open 6-9 p.m. and is located at 6090 Central Ave.

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HART to run full service on Thursday

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(UPDATED) The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) says they will be up and running at full service on Thursday, three days after Hurricane Irma blasted through the Tampa Bay area.

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FEMA declares individual disaster relief for Polk, Pasco

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now amended their initial Federal Disaster Declaration to include Pasco County and Polk County for individual assistance. The declaration now will allow individuals in both counties affected by Hurricane Irma to receive recovery support and disaster assistance.

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Tampa school fire ‘not suspicious,’ officials say

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There are no indications of foul play in the fire that burned down the Robert E. Lee Elementary School Tuesday night but the investigation continues, the Tampa fire marshal’s office says.

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