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FDOT’s David Gwynn making a good first impression with TBX critics

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Citizen-activists in Seminole Heights were pleased (but still skeptical) when then-Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold told a state legislative committee last December that it was time to hit the “reset” button on the ever-controversial Tampa Bay Express Project.

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After federal judge dismisses wrongful-death suit against Tampa police, widow sues city again

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Last month, a federal court dismissed the wrongful-death lawsuit against the Tampa Police Department after a diabetic man died in 2014 during a police stop. The man’s widow is now suing the city of Tampa and in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. On April 16, 2014, Tampa police stopped Arthur “Art” Green Jr., a 63-year-old community activist, after responding to a call about a wrong-way driver. Officers pulled over Green, who was visibly disoriented and forcibly removed him from the vehicle…

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Gov. Scott signs bill for law officers to improve response to those suffering a diabetic emergency

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Gov. Rick Scott has signed HB 201, a bill sponsored by Tampa Democratic state Rep. Ed Narain that extends education to law enforcement officers and improve response to those suffering a diabetic emergency. Also known as the “Arthur Green Jr. Act,” the law is named after the late Arthur Green Jr., a longtime Tampa resident and community activist who was stopped by Tampa Police after driving erratically on North Central Avenue in Seminole Heights on the afternoon of April 16, 2014.  Green had swerved into oncoming…

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