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The DayStarter: Craig Pittman explains how Florida is trying to kill you — and Hillsborough County debates bear hunts

It should be a mostly sunny day today, with some storms possible late, according to 10Weather WTSP. It will be hot again, though, with highs topping 90.

• Oh, Florida! Columnist Craig Pittman writes about something the Chamber of Commerce folks don't like to mention: Florida is trying to kill us.

• Animal abusers could soon have to register in Hillsborough County. The goal of a proposal commissioners will debate today is to keep animals out of the hands of convicted animal abusers.

• Hillsborough commissioners also will hear how much money a watered-down sales tax hike for transportation could bring the county. And the jam-packed meeting also will include debate on a symbolic opposition vote to the black bear hunt. Read one commissioner's stance against it, and follow Steve Contorno on Twitter (@scontorno) for live updates from the meeting.

• The Tampa City Council will hear a report today on the cost to the public of policing Walmart stores, and consider whether to hire a company that would use disgraced former Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Rob Turner to help create a foreclosure registry. Rick Danielson tells you what to expect from this morning's meeting.

• Hillary Clinton plans to attack Donald Trump today on foreign policy during a speech in San Diego. The Democratic front-runner's campaign says the speech will show the dangers of a Trump presidency.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay.

• We talked to chart-topping pop singer Ellie Goulding before her show tonight at the Amalie Arena and found a surprisingly relatable star who has many a sleepless night. Read pop music critic Jay Cridlin's interview with the Grammy-nominated singer. Indie pop duo Matt and Kim open.

• A gospel superstar titling an album Losing My Religion and pop icon Cyndi Lauper bringing a country show to Clearwater. These are just some of the unusual music highlights in this week's Music Planner.

English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at Amalie Arena tonight in Tampa. Times pop music critic Jay Cridlin spoke to her ahead of the show. [New York Times]

English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at Amalie Arena tonight in Tampa. Times pop music critic Jay Cridlin spoke to her ahead of the show. [New York Times]

The DayStarter: Craig Pittman explains how Florida is trying to kill you — and Hillsborough County debates bear hunts 06/02/16 [Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:07pm]
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