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Kirby Wilson - Clearwater and North Pinellas reporter

Clearwater and North Pinellas reporter

Aside from four years at Duke University, where I double-majored in English and basketball yelling, I’ve lived all my life in Florida. As a reporter, I’m interested in how the decisions of people in power affect everyday Floridians, and in building community around storytelling. I joined the Times in September 2017, and I spent my first year on the politics team covering the 2018 governor’s race. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel, sing show tunes and dream about playing for the Boston Red Sox.

  1. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
File photo of a Firefighter/Paramedics unit from Clearwater Fire Rescue taken on 4/18/17.
    The election comes at a pivotal time for unions.
  2. The four candidates for Clearwater mayor in 2020. Clockwise from the top left: Frank Hibbard, Morton Myers, Bill Jonson and Elizabeth "Sea Turtle" Drayer.
    We might learn a great deal about a key election in Tampa Bay.
  3. A photo of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Clearwater. Members of St. John M.B. Church march south on N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue moments after the conclusion of the city's 32nd Annual Leadership Breakfast Program at the North Greenwood Aquatic Center.
    The annual march will not end at Coachman Park this year. Here’s the new route.
  4. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and Florida Rep. Chris Latvala.
    State Rep. Chris Latvala and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz logged on yesterday.
  5. A file photo of the old Clearwater City Hall. The next council will not meet there, but it could be comprised of three new faces once the March 2020 election has come and gone.
    We follow the cash.
  6. Pinellas County Solid Waste uses garbage as fuel by burning it in an incinerator. They call it Waste-to-Energy. The heat creates steam which runs turbines and generates electricity. The remaining ash is used as landfill cover.
    "We need to have a regional solution.”
  7. Hunter Sakadales, 18, of Tarpon Springs emerges with the cross at Epiphany on Monday.
    Hunter Sakadales, 18, retrieved the cross from Spring Bayou as 25,000 watched, including the highest-ranking official from Greece to ever attend Epiphany.
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    Witnesses said the shots came from a white van.
  9. The aftermath of an attempted home robbery in western Hillsborough County that resulted in two teens being shot on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. One of the teens died.
    The man had a legally obtained gun.
  10. An aerial photo of Coachman Park, which city officials plan to make the center of the $64 million Imagine Clearwater redevelopment project.  [Luis Santana | Times]