1. Schools across Florida have removed several books dealing with concepts such as racial diversity and gender identity as state lawmakers have imposed laws restricting lessons on topics deemed controversial or not age appropriate.
  2. Neris Reyero, left, a cemetery coordinator, and Lisa Grizzle, an administrative manager, roll up historic segregation-era Memorial Park Cemetery maps among burial records obtained by the city at the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department.
  3. Brown water flows in the Northwest Hillsborough Regional Reclaimed Water facility on March 15, 2022, in Tampa, Hillsborough County is proposing an annual series of 4% increases to its water rates for residential customers. The Hillsborough County Commission also is considering raising annual assessments for trash service and drainage.
  4. The Uhuru House, in St. Petersburg, pictured in April. After revoking funding promised to 96.3 WBPU-FM earlier this year, the Pinellas County Commission is again set to deny funding to the radio station's parent nonprofit, despite the recommendation of the Pinellas Community Foundation, hired by the county to rank applications for American Rescue Plan Act dollars.
  5. This combination of photos shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking on April 21, 2023, in Oxon Hill, Md., left, and former President Donald Trump speaking on March 4, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
  6. A screenshot of a page from a proposal submitted to the Division of Emergency Management by GardaWorld Federal Services, one of three companies vying for a contract from the state of Florida to carry out a controversial migrant relocation program that is already underway. The documents released by DEM in response to a public records request were heavily redacted.
  7. FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks as he announces a third run for President, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. Trump says he’s been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, igniting a federal prosecution that is arguably the most perilous of multiple legal threats against the former president as he seeks to reclaim the White House.
  8. Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.
  9. This image provided by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office shows Susan Lorincz, accused of fatally shooting her neighbor, Ajike Owens, a Black mother of four.
  10. Spring Siders of Clearwater holds a sign while standing on the sidewalk outside of Bread and Roses Women's Health Center in Clearwater on Jan. 21.
  11. Donald Michael Santini, left, and Cynthia “Cindy” Ruth Wood are seen in these file photos from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have been searching for Santini for nearly four decades in connection to the strangulation death of Wood, a mother of three whose body was found in a Riverview ditch June 9, 1984.
  12. The new mural at Pro Karting Experience, 4770 34th St. N, in St. Petersburg.  The Happy Mural Project, led by artist Alyssa Marie worked with volunteers to create this paint-by-numbers mural.
  13. Rev. Pat Robertson poses a question to a Republican presidential candidate during a forum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Oct. 23, 2015. Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition, has died. He was 93. Robertson's death Thursday was announced by his broadcasting network.
  14. Two Pinellas County jail deputies were given 40 hour suspensions after they failed to respond to an intercom call from an inmate suffering a medical emergency.
  15. Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, Friday, June 2, 2023, in Lexington, S.C.
  16. The grant, one of six awarded nationally, totaling $11.6 million, is part of the transit administration’s exploration of the use of automation technologies in bus systems to improve safety, increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience.
  17. Kristin Harmel's latest novel is "The Paris Daughter."
  18. The average cost of rent in the Tampa metro area was $2,118.75, according to April data.
  19. Ron Overing shelves books while working at the Mirror Lake Community Library. Living in St. Petersburg is a requirement for some city workers but cost of living is becoming unattainable. Overing had to apply for a residency waiver to live outside the city.
  20. HCA Florida Healthcare general surgeon and wound-care specialist Fritz Brink, left, and patient Donnie Adams. Brink operated on Adams' leg to remove flesh-eating bacteria that could have claimed his life.
  21. Hillsborough deputies are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a woman who was struck Tuesday morning while trying to cross Big Bend Road.
  22. Keaujay Hornsby, left, and Kareem Spann were both sentenced to federal prison this week.
  23. State Rep. Fred Hawkins, who has served in the House since 2020, was the lone finalist for the president's position at South Florida State College.
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