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A report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says universities are not providing all the resources they can to protect students from sexual violence. Dozens of schools are under investigation for how they have handled sexual assault cases. We discuss the scope of the problem and why the federal government is getting so heavily involved in the issue.
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A report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says universities are not providing all the resources they can to protect students from sexual violence. Dozens of schools are under investigation for how they have...
Tampa's cruise industry could be heading into rough waters. Cruise ships are getting bigger, but the Sunshine Skyway Bridge isn't. A new study by the Florida Department of Transportation looks at three options: build a taller bridge, build a...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the endangered status of manatees. The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the agency for failing to act on a 2012 petition to move the manatee from endangered to threatened....
Baby boomers have seen it coming for quite some time -- retirement, senior living and senior survival.
Experts say most of us begin planning too late for the help we might need as we get older.
We take a look at long-term care,...
More and more these days, farms are coming to the city. Laws have been changing around the state that make it easier for suburban homeowners to dabble in backyard agriculture. We're taking a look at this "do-it-yourself" food movement, from...
This November, voters in Florida will get the chance to weigh in on Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.
The Village Square at St. Petersburg College's Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions recently hosted a town hall...
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