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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 City Council not likely to be setting higher millage rate tonight

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The Tampa City Council plans to hold its first public hearing tonight to discuss Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed budget Wednesday night, but that hearing will likely be continued and rescheduled as the city continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

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St. Petersburg College to resume classes Monday

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All St. Petersburg Colleges campuses will reopen for classes Monday, Sept. 18. Until then, the college will remain closed due to the impacts from Hurricane Irma.

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Duke Energy promises all Pinellas customers will have power by midnight Friday

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Duke Energy promises all Pinellas County customers will have electricity restored by midnight Friday at the latest. Speaking at Jordan Park in South St. Petersburg, Duke spokesman Jeff Baker said he is aware that’s still a long time for those already frustrated without power over past two days, but “help is on the way.” That includes 1,000 workers from other states who are joining the effort to restore power to residents in the county.

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235,000 TECO customers still without power

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Tampa Electric Company’s CEO says the company is furiously working to restore power to customers in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties, and expects that most will have their electricity back by the end of the weekend, if not sooner.

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Kathy Castor wants increased federal disaster aid for Florida after Irma

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Tampa Democratic Representative Kathy Castor is pressing for an increase in federal disaster aid to the highest share possible to help Floridians recover rapidly from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

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Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers and the NHL give $2.7 million for Irma relief

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More professional sports teams are contributing to relief efforts in Florida following the destructive path of Hurricane Irma.

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‘Master of disaster’ Chip Merlin on post-Irma property insurance claims

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Tampa-based property insurance claim lawyer Chip Merlin was labeled “the master of disaster” in a Tampa Bay Times article last year based on his practice of representing insurance claims for natural disaster victims.

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