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  1. A copy of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" inside a Little Free Library in Crystal Beach on Jan. 26.
  2. New College student senate (student alliance) president Libby Harrity, 19, organizes protestors while where she joined other students to voice concerns over the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at New College on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, outside the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on the school in Sarasota.
  3. Rad Power Bikes' new Warehouse Arts District store, at 2400 5th Ave. S, just off the Pinellas Trail.
  4. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has nine planes it flies on missions throughout the year. Likely the most famous are Miss Piggy and Kermit, WP-3D Orions used to fly into hurricanes. This NOAA WP-3D Orion was being serviced by crews after returning from a flight through Hurricane Michael at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland in 2018.
  5. Former Tampa City Council member Mike Suarez, who is running for the citywide District 2 seat, says he has paid off an IRS lien of more than $61,000 levied in 2021. In 2019, Suarez, pictured above, ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
  6. Wine bottles sit on racks at the Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar in Hyde Park Village.
  7. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on Jan. 26, 2023, in Miami.
  8. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at the school's Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday.
  9. George Santos leaves the Capitol Hill Club as members of the press follow him on Jan. 31, 2023, in Washington, DC.
  10. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy has resigned after he was accused of having inappropriate relationships with women he met on calls, according to an internal affairs report made public by the agency this week. This photo shows a deputy vehicle being used to block traffic in September.
  11. People view the atrium between House and Senate chambers while taking a guided tour of the Florida state Capitol building during a legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  12. Officers were called to the 1700 block of East 24th Avenue in Tampa around 10:21 a.m. Tuesday and discovered a man with a gunshot wound, the Tampa Police Department said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The man later died.
  13. Fall Out Boy is coming to Tampa.
  14. Mike Kinnard, of Palm Harbor, deploys a pair of rigs while pursuing his quarry — blacktip sharks and spotted sea bass — off the shallows of the Dunedin Causeway on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, where a dense fog advisory remained in place through 10 a.m., blanketing Pinellas, Polk, and portions of Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Manatee counties as a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate weather conditions over Florida, keeping multiple upper-level disturbances from sliding into the area through most of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
  15. A poster assembled by St. Petersburg police shows Franklin Delano Floyd and several aliases he is known to have used. Floyd died last week after 20 years on Florida's death row.
  16. Former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is on tap to be the new president of New College as it undergoes a conservative transformation.
  17. Lakeland police Chief Sam Taylor told reporters Tuesday his investigators have now identified 11 people who were injured in a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon in Lakeland.
  18. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, left, talks with Hines senior managing director Michael Harrison and Tampa Bay Rays co-President Brian Auld after the mayor gave his 2023 State of the City address on the steps of City Hall on Monday.
  19. Stephanie Calvert, with Sunstar Paramedics, left, pauses to visit with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic Josh Burch and his 7-month-old son, Kane, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater. That's where officials gathered to announce the expansion of locally-born Sleep Baby Safely campaign to eight counties across the state.
  20. Earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education rejected the African American Studies AP course.
  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured here at a Las Vegas speech in November, announced a package of sweeping reforms to Florida higher education on Tuesday.
  22. Hillsborough County plans to sue an insurance carrier to try to recoup $2.48 million it fronted CareerSource Tampa Bay to repay the U.S. Department of Labor over misspending identified in a federal audit.
  23. The Department of the Treasury's seal outside the Treasury Department building in Washington on May 4, 2021. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, which could come to a head this summer if the government runs out of accounting maneuvers to keep paying its bills.
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