1. On Dec. 7, Pinellas County Animal Services said it was suspending dog adoptions and intakes after an outbreak of canine pneumovirus. On Sept. 12, 2014, Rebecca Gleeson, Clearwater, gets a lick from "Mamba," a two year-old female pit bull mix at the Pinellas County Animal Services Shelter, at the time.
  2. Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas will call Port Tampa Bay on Saturday, one of six ships to come and go from the port by Monday.
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis signs the Parental Rights in Education bill at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill on Monday, March 28, 2022.
  4. Pinellas County commissioner Dave Eggers, District 4, attends a regular board meeting of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners at the Pinellas County Clearwater Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022, in Clearwater.
  5. Dave Smewing, 56, of Dunedin, watches the sunset while parked along a city street Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 in Dunedin.
  6. A report issued Tuesday by the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research said the state had $3.23 billion in net general revenue in October. That was $141.4 million over a projection for October that economists issued in August.
  7. The inside of a Trulieve medical cannabis dispensary.
  8. A Clockwork Orange, The Bluest Eye and The Awakening are three of several books conservative groups have tried to get removed from Florida public schools as containing pornographic material.
  9. Tampa's first Sweetgreen is opening Dec. 13 in Tampa Heights.
  10. Beachgoers crowd Clearwater Beach in March 2021, evidence that Tampa Bay's tourism and recreation economy was doing well a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday that Tampa Bay's gross domestic product grew slightly from 2019 to 2020, and even more in 2021, as the nation's economy recovered from the pandemic.
  11. Representatives for the Pasco County school district and the United School Employees of Pasco sign an agreement to provide teachers an average raise of 5.4% on Aug. 31, 2022. The two sides now are focused another issue that is delaying completion of their contract.
  12. We asked, you answered: What was the moment you finally felt like a Floridian?
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  14. The line to enter Trader Joe's, 2742 4th St N, on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tweeted Thursday that staff had rescued two manatees, a mother with watercraft wounds and her calf. The commission said the mother did not survive transport, however, the calf is receiving care at ZooTampa.
  16. Kirk Ray Smith, president and CEO of Hope Villages of America resigned this week. It comes after every member of a volunteer fundraising committee resigned saying that he "ranted" at them for more than 20 minutes on a video call.
  17. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center left, and other members of Congress, signs H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.
  18. Instagram model Courtney Clenney is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli, on April 3 in Miami. She is charged with murder but has said she acted in self-defense.
  19. WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4. Russia freed Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
  20. From left are attorney James Craig for Hillsborough County Public Schools, Graham Picklesimer of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, and teachers union president Rob Kriete. The three participated in a bargaining impasse hearing on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Tampa.
  21. Florida state Rep. Joe Harding listens during a Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing in a legislative session on Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee. Harding on Thursday submitted his resignation after being indicted on on charges of money laundering and wire fraud.
  22. Shelley Kappeler, a media technology specialist at Westgate Elementary, holds three books: "J.D. and the Great Barber Battle," "Blended," and "Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer" on Aug. 2, 2022 in St. Petersburg. A state panel is working to develop new training for Florida school library workers after the Legislature passed new requirements for reviewing books and other materials this year.
  23. Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County
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