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Kavitha Surana - Enterprise Reporter

Enterprise Reporter

I love being a reporter because it means my job is to ask questions and to talk to people from all walks of life. I’m always working to uncover the stories behind the “story” and hold powerful institutions to account. When I’m not out reporting in the community, you can usually find me digging into public records or scouring the internet for sources. My past reporting has taken me to some far-flung places, from Italy and Germany to Rwanda and the U.S.-Mexico border. Now my energy is focused on getting to know the hidden pockets of Tampa Bay. If you’d like to teach me something about this area — maybe show me a day in your life or tell me about something that’s not right in your community — drop me a line at ksurana@tampabay.com. También puedes contactarte conmigo en español.

  1. Criminal justice researchers say collecting data on traffic stops and making it readily available to the public is crucial for accountability.
  2. Jaila Johnson, 26, with Take Flight Dance Studio participates in the Jerusalema challenge –– a dance routine from Africa that went viral on social media during the June 5 Saturday Shoppe held at Tropicana parking lot number 4.
  3. In Florida, the ACLU is looking for cases that will bring change to the system.
  4. Rev. J. C Pritchett , president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance speaks to a small gathering Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in St. Petersburg, about the Derek Chauvin trial verdict in front of the Lynching Memorial.
  5. People listen while several organizers speak outside St. Petersburg City Hall ahead of a march in solidarity against racism and police brutality on Friday. About 100 people gathered to march.
  6. Aerial view overlooking the site of the Piney Point wastewater release on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Palmetto.
  7. IRS ha procesado cheques de estímulo desde mitad de marzo.
  8. The Internal Revenue Service began processing the third round of pandemic stimulus checks -- $1,400 for many Americans -- on March 12, 2021. Those without bank accounts or records on file could face delays.
  9. Two Black protesters flee a man pointing a gun during a protest in downtown St. Petersburg on Sept. 26, 2020.
  10. The scene outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, the day a violent pro-Trump mob attacked and breached the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, leaving five dead.
  11. Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Watching from afar, some Tampa Bay leaders noticed a contrast with how Black protesters have been treated by law enforcement over the last year.
  12. Tamara Blackman holds a picture of her mother, Marjorie Blackman, who passed away April 29. Marjorie was a licensed practical nurse at the Seminole Pavilion nursing home at Freedom Square.
  13. An outbreak. Evacuations. Forty families shattered.
  14. Black Lives Matter Pasco activist Christina Boneta poses for a portrait with her megaphone in Hudson. Boneta has been fined a total of $2,573 in noise ordinance violations by New Port Richey police officers. The Tampa Bay Times found that officers have issued fines to protesters worth thousands.
  15. Shantay Belcher, 33, was arrested on charges of child neglect in the death of a 7-year-old boy on Nov. 15, 2020. Detectives say she left the boy in a cold-water bath overnight.
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  18. In this Oct. 28, 2020 photo, poll worker Alice Machinist, of Newton, Mass., right, wears a mask and shield out of concern for the coronavirus while assisting a voter, left, with a ballot during early in-person general election voting at the Newton Free Library, in Newton, Mass.
  19. Florida House District 38 Republican candidate Randy Maggard won re-election Tuesday. [Maggard campaign]
  20. State Rep. Ben Diamond won re-election Tuesday to Florida House District 68.
  21. State Rep. Ardian Zika of Florida House District 37 won re-election Tuesday.
  22. Motorists wait in line in parking lot 2 at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Monday, June 29, 2020 for a  coronavirus test. Rapid testing, where results are delivered within 15 minutes, are now available at this testing site.
  23. El alguacil de Pinellas Bob Gualtieri, izq, es el titular republicano que se postula para reelección en 2020. Su oponente demócrata es Eliseo Santana, der.