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Eli Murray - Data Reporter

Data Reporter

I’m a journalist who codes for the Tampa Bay Times. I grew up in rural Illinois, got my associate’s at Sauk Valley Community College, and studied journalism at UofI. I was introduced to programming through a weeklong Adobe Flash segment in one of my classes junior year. I enjoyed solving logic puzzles, so that summer I bought some books and taught myself to write Javascript. Senior year I spent my days studying journalism in class and working at the student paper; I spent my nights and weekends writing servers and going to hackathons. I graduated in 2015 and came to work for the Times, where I use code to create graphics, crunch numbers on statewide and national investigations, and write publishing software.

  1. A collage of videos and images from inside Gopher Resource.
  2. Photos taken by workers at Gopher Resource in Tampa show a factory plagued with problems.
  3. El polvo cubre la maquinaria en 2014, el mismo año en que OSHA inspeccionó la fábrica por última vez en busca de problemas de plomo.
  4. Gopher Resource is seen on Tuesday in Tampa. On Monday regulators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began inspecting at the company.
  5. A worker inside Gopher Resource passes through a cloud of dust laced with the neurotoxin lead. The factory recycles 50,000 used car batteries a day. It is the only factory of its kind in Florida.
  6. A worker inside Gopher Resource passes through a cloud of dust laced with the neurotoxin lead. The factory recycles 50,000 used car batteries a day. It is the only factory of its kind in Florida.
  7. Mar. 31• CENTRO
    Un trabajador dentro de Gopher Resource atraviesa una nube de polvo mezclada con la neurotoxina de plomo. La fábrica recicla 50,000 baterías de automóviles usadas al día. Es la única fábrica de este tipo en Florida.
  8. Dust covers machinery in 2014, the same year that OSHA last inspected the factory for lead issues.
  9. A worker inside Gopher Resource passes through a cloud of dust laced with the neurotoxin lead. The factory recycles 50,000 used car batteries a day. It is the only factory of its kind in Florida.
  10. A worker inside Gopher Resource passes through a cloud of dust laced with the neurotoxin lead. The factory recycles 50,000 used car batteries a day. It is the only factory of its kind in Florida.
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  12. In their political afterlife, former politicians and their staffers are hoarding unspent campaign donations for years and using them to finance their lifestyles, advance new careers and pay family members, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, 10News WTSP and TEGNA-owned TV stations found.
  13. For the fundraising period that ended June 30, Sen. Marco Rubio reported $8.9 million plus $3.2 million transferred from his U.S. Senate re-election campaign. (He had to refund about $821,000 to Senate donors.) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reported $11.4 million. [Associated Press photos]