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Clone of Florida Matters: Seeing Tampa Bay Like a Tourist (June 17, 2014)
 

You may call the Tampa Bay area home, but have your really seen it through the eyes of a tourist?

What is your favorite part of living in the Tampa Bay area? Is it seeing the glint of a dolphin's tail as it surfaces just offshore? The...

 
Florida Matters: Preparing for Hurricanes (June 10, 2014)
 

Hurricane season is now under way, and we're helping you prepare. A look at what you need to stock in your emergency kit, this season's hurricane forecast and a tour of a hurricane hunter airplane that flies directly into a storm's path.

 
Florida Matters: 70th Anniversary of D-Day (June 3, 2014)
 

Friday, June 6 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. We take a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there. Retired First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry was among those who...

 
Florida Matters: Florida Architecture (May 27, 2014)
 

Florida has its share of boring, disposable architecture -- from sprawling neighborhoods of stucco houses to buildings that age quickly and are torn down just as fast. But there are plenty of gems on the Florida landscape -- and the idea of...

 
Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs (May 20, 2014)
 

Most everyone agrees that Florida's springs have seen much better days. Decades of growth, agriculture and lawn fertilizer are among the factors that have turned many springs into a soupy, murky muck. But a comprehensive bill to protect and...

 
Florida Matters: 2014 Legislative Session (May 13, 2014)
 

State lawmakers ended this year's 60-day legislative session by passing a record $77.1 billion budget, along with laws that deal with everything from immigrant tuition to medical marijuana. We take a look at what passed -- and what didn't -- on...

 
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