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Hillsborough Commissioners urge patience on debris pickup

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While it’s been less than a month since Hurricane Irma’s strong winds brushed through Florida, Hillsborough County Commissioners are getting an earful from constituents questioning when debris gathered in front of their homes will be picked up.

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Fighting Zika ‘starts at home,’ Kathy Castor says

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Flanked by Hillsborough County public health officials, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said Tuesday that for Floridians “fighting Zika starts at home.” “Florida is already leading the country when it comes to the number of Zika cases reported since last year,” Castor said, citing the most recent weekly reports by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Florida. “At this point these cases are travel-related, but we want to make sure that our neighbors, especially…

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Kathy Castor convenes local health experts to warn about mosquitoes as Zika virus threat continues

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There are now 98 cases of people infected with the Zika virus in Florida, all acquired outside the state. As the relatively mild spring weather will soon turn to a punishing heat and humidity in the coming months, Tampa Democratic Representative Kathy Castor convened a group of health care experts to talk about how the public can prevent exposure to the virus at a press conference held in the backyard of a residential home in West Tampa on Tuesday. “It…

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