Tampa Bay Times

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Thousands of Police Calls. You Paid the Bills.

The number one place Tampa Bay cops visit: Walmart. And it’s not even close — they average two trips an hour.

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Farm to Fable

Restaurants that promise locally sourced ingredients are almost always lying.

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The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck

Last February, John Jonchuck Jr. dropped his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge to her death. This is the story of what happened, and what didn’t, in the years before the murder made headlines.

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Failure Factories

On Dec. 18, 2007, the school board in Pinellas Country, Florida, voted to abandon integration. They justified the decision with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. A 5-part investigation.

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Insane. Invisible. In Danger.

How $100 million in cuts created chaos in Florida’s mental hospitals.

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Who Is Charlie Crist? The Answer Is Complicated

A profile of Florida’s former (and perhaps future) governor.

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The Girl in the Window

A profoundly neglected 6-year-old gets a new home.

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Can People and Bears Co-exist?

Orlando’s suburbs become an accidental testing ground.