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Dianne Hart, others help in post-Irma Tampa

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Electric power returned to Robles Park Village in East Tampa at 5:48 a.m. Thursday. Community activist Dianne Hart knows that was the exact time, because she was there with an ice truck that had just arrived. “The lights popped up as I was standing right there,” she said on Thursday afternoon while helping lead another public feeding on the surface of the basketball court of the public housing complex. “I was praising God, because I didn’t know how many days…

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Activists cheer Andrew Warren’s swearing in as new Hillsborough County State Attorney

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As Andrew Warren was being sworn in as the new Hillsborough County State Attorney early Tuesday morning, approximately a dozen activists stood outside the at the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse to cheer his ascension. “Our purpose this morning is to welcome change into this Hillsborough County criminal business system!” declared Life Malcolm through a megaphone. In what was considered a major upset in Hillsborough politics, Warren defeated 16-year Republican incumbent Mark Ober by less than one percentage point (50.44 percent vs.…

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