Roberto Roldan

Roberto Roldan is a senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in mass communications and a minor in international studies.

He has previously worked with the Tampa Bay Times, WMNF and The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, where he covered the wedding ceremonies in Kentucky of plaintiffs in the historic same-sex marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Tampa, he's covered everything from violent crime in Tampa’s university neighborhoods to the local music scene.

When he's not out reporting, Roldan enjoys seeing local bands and spending time in the outdoors.

The Largo Police Department is rolling out new technology that will make it easier to search for Alzheimer's sufferers who are prone to wandering.

The 2018 Florida primary was one of the most surprising elections in modern memory. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum surged from behind to become the Democratic nominee for governor and Donald Trump-backed Ron DeSantis took home a decisive win over Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

State Representative Ross Spano of Brandon will be the Republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross.

In their bid to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, two Democratic candidates are receiving the support of national progressive organizations.

Transportation planners in Hillsborough County laid out how they would spend money from a proposed one cent sales tax increase on Thursday, with little mention of rail or other mass transit options besides busses.

State officials are providing more money to Southwest Florida counties affected by the red tide outbreak that is sending waves of dead fish onshore and into neighborhood canals.

Democratic candidate for governor Chris King was in Tampa Tuesday morning, vying for the votes of the local Muslim community.

Bethlehem Bible Church is the oldest Baptist church in the historically black neighborhood of Newtown in North Sarasota. But this Sunday, it's Soul Central — the hub for helping to get its members and six other congregations to the polls.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is throwing his support behind Gwen Graham in her bid to be Florida's next governor.

Early voting is already underway for the August 28th primaries, but new straw polls in Tampa and Lakeland gauged how candidates may fair in November's general election.

Whoever becomes the state's next governor will inherit a transportation system bogged down by crowded roads and a lack of mass transit options.

Residents are headed to early voting sites across Tampa Bay this week, while politicians and elections officials try figure out whether Florida's voting system has been hacked.

The November election ballot will have 13 constitutional amendments, including one to increase the property tax exemption.

Amendment 1 is effectively a tax cut for homeowners. A July poll by the Florida Chamber of Commerce found the amendment has overwhelming support from voters, but many local governments are afraid they will be negatively impacted by it. 

Transportation planners in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties have launched a survey for residents to choose which sort of traffic-alleviating options they want most.

When U.S. Representative Dennis Ross announced his retirement back in April, he caused a stampede of candidates to enter the race for his seat.

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