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Elizabeth Djinis - Editorial Writer/Digital Engagement Producer

Editorial Writer/Digital Engagement Producer

I've been fascinated with the inner workings of local governments ever since I interned at the <i>Times</i> in 2015. It was there that I first saw how something as seemingly small as curbside recycling could have a community up in arms. Since then, I've been dedicated to detailing local governments and communities for readers in some capacity — whether it's covering lengthy school board meetings or live-streaming protests. Now, on the editorial board, I'll get to do just that, focusing on the issues that affect Pinellas County. And I'll be making sure those get to you through social media and online conversations with readers. I'm only ever an email away!

  1. We asked readers the eternal question in polls on Facebook and Twitter. Here are the results.
  2. We break down why the phrase ‘OK Boomer’ makes sense—and doesn’t.
  3. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
    The Florida Department of Transportation is wrapping up a $15 million project for lights on the Sunshine Skyway. Where do you stand?
  4. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.
    The attacks on activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg are demeaning and dismissive. | Elizabeth Djinis
  5. President Andrew Johnson, National Park Service; President Richard Nixon, Associated Press; President Bill Clinton, JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
    Here’s what the Times editorial board said when Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were engaged in the impeachment process. Only one was impeached.
  6. A rainbow shines over Coffee Pot Bayou after an afternoon rain shower on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Coffee Pot Bayou. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
    One reader wanted to know. We tried to find out.
  7. Orange barrels and cones will remain part of the landscape as the state continues work on the widening of Cortez Boulevard and improvements along the Suncoast Parkway and U.S. 19.
    On Tuesday, three task forces will meet to discuss the proposed new toll road corridors.
  8. Times reporter Elizabeth Djinis plays pinball at The Pinball Arcade Museum on Thursday, Aug. 01, 2019 on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
    A pinball arcade opened last week on St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue. We tried it out.
  9. Photo provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
    By fall, the bridge will have 1,824 light fixtures installed, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
  10. Chase Duke, 4, of Orlando, runs through a tidal pool while visiting Clearwater Beach with family on Friday. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
    Many times, we don’t. But this list will at least help you more gracefully grapple with the intense heat that is living in Florida.