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Langston Taylor - Data and General Assignment Reporter

Data and General Assignment Reporter

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

  1. Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. talk during a break Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    34 percent of Floridians picked the former vice president. Background checks for gun sales saw overwhelming support.
  2. Florida's Capitol. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
    Democrats hoped to force the body to convene but faced long odds.
  3. In this Oct. 22 photo, people gather around the Ben & Jerry's "Yes on 4" truck as they learn about Amendment 4 and eat free ice cream at Charles Hadley Park in Miami.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    A study of 48 counties finds Legislature’s law ‘will severely limit’ effect of Amendment 4. But a prominent advocacy group thinks the numbers are off.
  4. What do the candidates in your district think about the Rays stadium, affordable housing and more?
  5. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
    Which ZIP code received the most pills? Which corporations distributed them? Which politicians do they support?
  6. People attending in 2018 NOPE (Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education) of Pinellas' 10th Candlelight Vigil hold candles while Gibbs High School's choir Vox Nova sings. The vigil is to remember those thousands within the Tampa Bay Community that have been lost to opioid abuse. Fatality Numbers continue to rise, with more lives being lost to overdose than car accidents and homicides combined according to a release from the Pinellas Sheriff's Office. About 850 people attended the vigil listening to 12 speakers, five of whom lost family members to opioids. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
    New data shows extent of Florida’s opioid epidemic from 2006 to 2012 and the role that major grocery stores and chain pharmacies played in fueling the crisis.
  7. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
    Researchers looked at individual ballots and found evidence of accidental, not intentional, undervotes in Broward County.
  8. Immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Critics say the citizenship question on the census will inhibit responses from immigrant-heavy communities that are worried the information will be used to target them for possible deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Florida is already at risk of a high undercount. Including a question asking respondents if they were citizens would have depressed it further.
  9. [TARA MCCARTY | Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Francis Ntumngia, 42, a native of Cameroon holds his three-year-old son Nevada Ntumngia in his lap during his naturalization ceremony in Tampa in July. Immigration is just one factor behind Florida's growing Hispanic and black populations. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
    U.S. Census estimates reveal a new reality: Non-Hispanic white people make up only 49.9 percent of those younger than 70 in Florida.