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State-run audit at Tampa International now underway

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For the Tampa Bay legislative delegation, it was one of the more combustible moments of the 2017 Legislative Session. We’re referring to when Republicans Jack Latvala and Dana Young pushed back forcefully against Tom Lee‘s insistence of an audit of Tampa International Airport’s $2.6 billion master plan. Actually, what they were really pushing back against was Lee’s provocative comment that “potential public corruption” was taking place at TIA. Airport CEO Joe Lopano confirmed Thursday that state audit is now underway.…

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WFLA’s Lauren Mayk is leaving the Tampa Bay area

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WFLA reporter and Sunday morning anchor Lauren Mayk is leaving the Tampa Bay media market to head to Philadelphia, Pa., where she worked early in her career. Mayk has been reporting for News Channel 8 since 2010. One of her most impactful stories uncovered a crime ring of identity thieves who were using area residents’ personal information to file tax returns and reap huge benefits. The story drew attention from state lawmakers and prompted a push for changes within the…

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Lightning hockey coverage dominating local newspapers

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The exhilarating Tampa Bay Lightning win over the Chicago Blackhawks is dominating local newspapers. Even as lunchtime approached Wednesday morning, both the Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Tribune’s websites showed headlines of Tuesday night’s triumph front and center. The Times is leading the coverage with not one, but four headlines pertaining to the Lightning’s Game 3 win. The Bolts, largely dominated in the first two periods, managed to eek out a win, thanks in part to super goalie Ben…

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News Channel 8: Gaming compact may hurt others

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Where in the world is Kathleen Ford?

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With less than two weeks left before the election, Kathleen Ford has gone underground. She did not show up at the RHINO PAC candidate forum on Thursday. Times reporter Cristina Silva twittered yesterday that she hasn’t heard from “the open and accessible candidate since Monday” and this video from News Channel 8 says Kathleen gave reporters and questioners the slip after a recent candidate forum. All of this begs the question…where in the world is Kathleen Ford?

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