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Expert says no way to predict movement of red tide in Tampa Bay

A red tide bloom is causing devastation in the Tampa Bay area. More than 1 million pounds of dead sea life have been collected. Some parts of Tampa Bay tested 10 to 17 times higher than what are considered high levels of the organism in red tide. There are warnings to stay away from beaches […]

Crist visits Lee County, outlines water quality plan amid gubernatorial campaign trail

A candidate for Florida governor outlined his plan to take on our water crisis. Florida U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (Fla-D) visited Southwest Florida Wednesday to talk about his “Clean Water For All” plan. It’s one of the top priorities for his platform in the upcoming 2022 gubernatorial election. Monitoring our water quality is a top […]

Fried confident in Democratic primary bid for gubernatorial race

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried entered the race for Florida governor, setting up a fight between competing visions for the Democratic Party with former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is also running. We spoke to Fried, who told us her focus is on November 2022, not the primary election in August. “Of course, we got a primary […]

Florida Democrats consider campaigns in next gubernatorial race

Florida Democrats are shaping up their top candidates to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in the next gubernatorial election, but it could be a challenge with only one Democrat holding statewide office. Name recognition alone makes former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) a leading contender, and he told us Thursday he is considering coming full […]