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Dr. Peggy Thompson, director of infection prevention at Tampa General Hospital, shows a suit that would protect caregivers. CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Ebola precautions explained by Tampa Bay health officials

TAMPA — As details emerged about the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, local medical authorities continued preparing health workers for the possibility of a similar event in the Tampa Bay area, while reassuring the public. Dr. Doug Holt, director of the Hillsborough County Health Department, said having  …

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    Choosing Scott or Crist is like choosing a wedding dress, college GOP says in new ad

    The College Republican National Committee has released a series of ads designed to attract younger voters and one in Florida compares the choice between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist to selecting a wedding dress....

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    Amid protests, Safety Harbor considers tree removal moratorium

    SAFETY HARBOR| The city has called an emergency meeting for 6 p.m. Monday to consider a possible moratorium on tree removal while commissioners finish work on an ordinance that strengthens its existing tree protection law....

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    Florida education news: Security, reading, charter schools and more

    SCHOOL SECURITY: The Pinellas schools police department decides to return the military assault rifles it bought from the federal government. • The Manatee school district cancels its contract for armed school guards, saying it violated the Sunshine law during the selection process, the Herald Tribune reports....

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