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Tropical Storm Ian: Gov. Ron DeSantis declares statewide ’emergency’  

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday expanded a “state of emergency” to all 67 Florida counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to become Hurricane Ian in the coming days. 



Tampa Bay Times 

‘Deadliest road’ in Pasco County getting millions in safety upgrades  

NEW PORT RICHEY — State road safety specialists didn’t need to see the headline in a national online news story in July to know that U.S. 19 in Pasco County is a dangerous place, especially for pedestrians trying to cross the road. 



Pensacola News Journal 

White Island gets living shoreline to restore Escambia County treasure  

PENSACOLA — White Island, once a robust spit of sugar sand, home to sand pines, scrub oak and sea oats and popular with area residents, has become a shadow of its old self. And the abundant life it once supported has suffered as a result.