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Editorials represent the institutional opinion of the Tampa Bay Times. The members of the Times editorial board are Chairman and CEO Paul Tash, Editor of Editorials Tim Nickens and editorial writers Elizabeth Djinis, John Hill and Jim Verhulst.

  1. Landon Rancke, left, and his big brother, Ryan Rancke work together to set up a computer for online learning. Both are students in the Pinellas County school system. [Courtesy of Kristin Rancke]
  2. The Florida Capitol. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
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  5. Medical personnel wearing personal protective equipment remove bodies from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, April 2, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. [MARY ALTAFFER  |  AP]
  6. David Stein, an employee of the SLS Hotel, carries boxes of supplies from the hotel, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. The sbe hotel chain is providing care packages to their employees now facing unemployment due to the new coronavirus pandemic. A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
  7. Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Wednesday, where he announced a statewide stay-at-home order. [The Florida Channel]
  8. Despite warnings and roadblocks dozens of vehicles made their way onto the Pinellas County side of Gandy Boulevard at the unofficial Gandy Beach on the first weekend of the safer at home order on Sunday. Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies at one time responded to the area to remind citizens to keep their distance from others and avoid gathering in groups. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a press conference at a COVID-19 testing center near a Hard Rock Stadium parking lot in Miami Gardens on Monday. DeSantis held the event with mayors from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. [MATIAS J. OCNER  |  mocner@miamiherald.com]
  10. Kids try to buy vaping products at Tubular Tokes smoke shop in St. Petersburg, despite signs that tell them they are too young. “We get some great fake IDs,” owner Skylar Strickland said. “Then we laugh in their faces and tell them to get the hell out.” [MEGAN REEVES  |  Times]
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The University of South Florida campus. [URSO, CHRIS  |  Times (2019)]
  12. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. [TIMES | Langston Taylor] [LANGSTON TAYLOR  |  Times staff]
  13. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., attends a news conference about the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Senators discussed what they are calling a "drafting error" in the 2 trillion dollar stimulus bill expected to be voted on today in the Senate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) [ANDREW HARNIK  |  AP]
  14. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (top left), Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (bottom left) and Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton. [Times]
  15. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday. (Associated Press / Patrick Semansky) [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  16. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister listen to presentations during the county's emergency policy group meeting on March 12, 2020. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  17. A woman poses with a mask she sewed; 3 Daughters Brewing's hand sanitizer [Times files]
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers an update on the coronavirus during a Friday news conference in Tallahassee. [Florida Channel]
  19. Florida's public schools will be closed until at least April 15 because of coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced at a press conference this week.
  20. Voter Dave Oldani, 55, left, wears gloves as he enters the polling place as an election deputy dons a protective mask and gloves while holding the door outside of the Bay Vista Center on election day in the Florida presidential primary on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  21. A look at the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island, 11260 Gulf Blvd, Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Treasure Island Beach. All Pinellas beaches will shut down after Friday night. County commissioners voted unanimously to close Pinellas' lucrative beaches after 11:59 p.m. Friday over the objections of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who says crowds are thinning anyway. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  22. Residents and dogs enjoying a stroll in Plymouth Park on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Tampa's Riverside Heights neighborhood. [HILL  |  JOHN HILL  |  Times]
  23. OT_351116_KEEL_FLGOV_SCOTT KEELER (03/06/2012 TALLAHASSEE)   8. The State of Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee.  (FOR SUNDAY STORY). FOR FILE.     TIMES PHOTO SCOTT KEELER [Times (2012)]
  24. People visit Clearwater Beach on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at sunset where city officials have ordered all its public beaches to close for at least two weeks beginning at 6 a.m. on March 23 to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of coronavirus. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]