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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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Chris Ingram brings the Tiger Bay Club back to relevance

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At its best, Tiger Bay Club forums held throughout the state can provide a valuable public service as a place where the public can interact with lawmakers, political candidates, activists and journalists who are asked to participate each month. Depending on the topic or the featured speaker, however, these same events can often devolve into dull, scripted events. That’s where the audience of Tiger Bay members get to to play their part in what we have of a democracy, raising questions…

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Dave Eggers is cooking up a fundraiser

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Dave Eggers, candidate for Mayor of Dunedin (and for whom I have previously worked), has cooked an interesting idea for a fundraiser called “Cooking with the Candidate” where you can join Dave and Chef John, the resident Chef for WFLA, for a five-course dinner of Dave’s favorite foods at LaMaison Gourmet (471 Main Street). Ummm, cooking, politics, eating…some of my favorite pasttimes. And remember what Chef Alice Waters said, “Eating is a political act.”

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