Erin O'Brien

Erin O’Brien is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2019.

Born and raised in Clearwater, Erin moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is a senior at USF pursuing a degree in journalism with a concentration in news – editorial.

More than 300,000 people have moved to Florida each year since 2015 and state economists are predicting the trend to continue into 2024.

By Erin O'Brien

Reversing a previous position, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is now accepting proposals for body cameras for their deputies. 

By Erin O’Brien

Last March, the World Economic Forum and Treepedia ranked Tampa as the leading city in the world in the amount of green space and trees. A new law signed this week by Gov. Ron DeSantis might threaten the status.

Support for a minimum wage hike in Florida is strong in every party, gender, education, age and racial group, according to an independent Quinnipiac University Poll.

However, support is divided on choosing whether or not to make felons pay fines before they can regain voting rights.

A non-profit organization that says they aim to "provide positive role models in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities" is celebrating Pride Month in a way few other groups are.

Pasco Pride adopted a section of Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey which was sponsored by an infamous hate organization 25 years ago.

Pinellas County residents may find themselves living in a flood zone after a recent update to coastal flood maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These new changes can mean higher or lower flood insurance premiums for some people.

The last time Florida driver’s licenses were redesigned was in 2003.

In 2017, licenses and state identification cards debuted with a new look and enhanced security features.

Now, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or FLHSMV, is adding further modifications to the cards.