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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

Flights resume at Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport is back in business after Hurricane Irma. TIA officials announced a limited flight schedule will begin Tuesday with a “gradual build-up to a full schedule over the following days.” For anyone wanting to fly in or out of TIA, check with airlines for details on specific flights. A few tips on travel, according to the TIA website: For the latest updates from Tampa International Airport, follow @FlyTPA on Twitter and Instagram or find them at Facebook/FlyTPA. Visit…

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AT&T pledges $1.4M in Hurricane Irma relief

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Telecommunications giant AT&T is giving another $1.4 million in relief toward “sustained recovery” efforts in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean after a pair of devastating hurricanes.

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Pinellas County barrier islands remain closed after Irma, sheriffs say

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Update – Residents were allowed to return to Pinellas County at 9:30 a.m. and could return to the barrier islands at 4 p.m. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri sealed off the county after Hurricane Irma moved through so deputies could conduct damage and safety assessments. Now deputies feel the bridges for re-entry are safe to reopen. Deputies had warned citizens to stay off all Pinellas County roadways due to hazardous conditions that included traffic light outages, downed power lines and significant…

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City of Tampa lifts Irma curfew

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The City of Tampa has lifted its curfew imposed Sunday night as Hurricane Irma passed through the Tampa Bay region.

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AT&T offering free coverage through Sept. 17 for Hurricane Irma

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Ahead of a “potentially catastrophic” impact from Hurricane Irma, AT&T is offering ways for customers to stay safe and connected through the storm expected to touch South Florida sometime this weekend.

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Developers battle over project on former site of Trump Tower Tampa

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One of the Tampa-area projects devastated by the 2008 real estate crash was a $300 million condo tower from real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who is currently serving as 45th president of the United States. Now, developers are squaring off in court over another proposal for the downtown parcel that was once to be the home of Trump Tower Tampa.

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Florida Wildlife officers save hundreds trapped by Harvey floods, rescue continues

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Florida volunteers have reached out to Texas in its time of need. The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, including hundreds of volunteers from the Sunshine State, are continuing disaster response efforts in Texas, rescuing hundreds of people trapped by floodwater in the Houston area.

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