1. Gaither High School students protest in 2022 against the Parental Rights in Education Act, a Florida measure that restricts the teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation that critics derided as "don't say gay." The state Legislature is working to expand the law in 2023.
  2. David Shern, who was chairperson of Florida’s 1999 Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, poses for a portrait at his home office in Hillsborough County on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.
  3. Former President Donald Trump speaks at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference on March 4, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
  4. Claude Brooks, 35, was arrested Monday in Pitt County, North Carolina. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Brooks, a suspect in the Dec. 30, 2019, death of a young child in an unincorporated area near Tampa, will be extradited to the county to face murder and child abuse charges in the child's death.
  5. The Florida Capitol Complex is viewed, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  6. A neighborhood near the planned South Dade Logistics and Technology District. Florida lawmakers are eyeing a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the Save Our Homes property tax cap to provide bigger savings to homeowners.
  7. The execution chamber at Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida.
  8. Polk County deputies search Lake Eloise for two boaters who went missing Saturday. Their bodies were found on Monday.
  9. St. Petersburg resident Seymour Lewis, 88, was crossing Mirror Lake Drive N when he was hit by the driver of a white Mazda 3 on Monday, according to police. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
  10. Jahvier Prince, 5, and Rich Ham, 33, both of Tampa, cheer during the Tampa Pride Parade, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Ham and his nephew came out with Ham’s husband and dog to expose Prince to this community and make sure he understands that love is love.
  11. Florida's Supreme Court justices listen to oral arguments on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in a case disputing the validity of Hillsborough's transportation tax. From left: Justices Alan Lawson, Ricky Polston, Charles Canady, Jorge Labarga and Carlos Muñiz.
  12. Tampa police officers were taken to a local hospital after they crashed their vehicles into each other early Monday morning, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  13. Chester and Mickey are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"-ever homes.
  14. Zion would do best with lots of room to explore.
  15. Water flows in Hillsborough County's Northwest Hillsborough Regional Reclaimed Water facility, Tuesday, March 15, 2022,  Tampa Bay Water approved an agreement Monday in which the county will inject the treated water underground to offset new water taken from an inland well to provide new drinking water to fast-growing southern Hillsborough County. TIMES.
  16. The beaches off Indian Rocks Beach are flush with visitors despite the presence of red tide earlier this month.
  17. USF senior Jonathon Chavez, 21, seen here at a board of trustees meeting on March 7, 2023, was an author of a resolution approved by student government that was critical of Florida's actions regarding the transgender community.
  18. The interior at The Merchant, downtown on Central Avenue, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The Merchant will expand into the space of the Crislip Cafe, which announced on March 20, 2023 that it was closing.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions from the media in the Florida Cabinet following his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on March 7, 2023, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  20. Chicago, shown here at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York in 2016, will perform in Clearwater on Oct. 7 in Coachman Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hooters.
  21. Florida gasoline prices topped the national average for the first time since early February, with pump prices increasing 14 cents in the state over the past week.
  22. Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2023, March 4, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. No Republican has done more to restrict abortion rights than Trump. But in the early days of the 2024 presidential contest, no Republican has worked harder to avoid the issue than the former president either. More than his GOP rivals, Trump is sidestepping the polarizing topic just nine months after he celebrated the Supreme Court's stunning decision to strip women’s constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
  23. Mayor Frank Hibbard speaks to the public during a City Council meeting at the Clearwater Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023.
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