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Kavitha Surana


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Past articles by Kavitha:

Doctors Warned Her Pregnancy Could Kill Her. Then Tennessee Outlawed Abortion.

A Tennessee mother wanted to end her high-risk pregnancy, but doctors feared prosecution. → Read More

Tracking diversity among Tampa Bay police

The lack of representation at police departments and sheriffs’ offices has been slow to change over the last decade, a Times analysis found. Here’s what officials say they are doing. → Read More

Color of Justice: Who runs Florida's criminal legal system?

These are the faces of Florida’s criminal legal system. People of color are underrepresented. → Read More

Photo essay: Black gun owners around Tampa Bay share their stories

They’re looking to teach others, set examples and share the feeling of security firearm ownership gives them. → Read More

Hot Tampa rental market left family in limbo — with a hole in the floor

While the housing market surges, renters face limited options. → Read More

Tampa Bay police say racial profiling not an issue. But where’s the data?

Some states require law enforcement agencies to collect comprehensive traffic stop data for accountability. Not in Florida. → Read More

A Pinellas protester was in jail for months. A fight against cash bail got him out.

In Florida, the ACLU is looking for cases that will bring change to the system. → Read More

Tampa Bay reacts to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

Anxiety gives way to relief for many, who say this was just a first step. → Read More

With Florida ‘anti-riot’ bill looming, St. Petersburg protesters return to the streets

The legislation that’s sitting on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk had marchers worried as they protested police violence on Friday night. → Read More

A white man pulled a gun at a Florida protest. Black men took the blame.

Video shows the man antagonizing Black Lives Matter protesters, but investigators say he acted in self-defense. → Read More

Crist calls on DeSantis to investigate nursing home after Tampa Bay Times report

Congressman said regulations and oversight at Florida’s senior care centers are “inadequate” to deal with the coronavirus. → Read More

How the coronavirus stormed through a Florida nursing home.

Marjorie Blackman arrived for her shift at the Seminole Pavilion nursing home on a Saturday in April, stopping at the front door for a temperature check. The nurse had been tired and short of breath, and now, she had a slight fever. She didn’t know that a patient had died the day before after testing positive for the coronavirus. An immigrant from Guyana, Marjorie had gone back to school in her… → Read More

Woman arrested on child neglect charge in death of 7-year-old

Clearwater Police said Shantay Belcher left her boyfriend’s young son in a cold-water bath overnight. → Read More

One dead, two injured after head-on collision in Pasco

The driver of a sedan failed to negotiate a curve on Chancey Road, according to troopers. → Read More

Clearwater man threatened to kill Trump supporters in YouTube comments, police say

He was arrested on charges of false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner → Read More

U.S. sets new single-day record with 100,000 coronavirus cases

The virus’s rampage cast a shadow over Election Day. Dr. Deborah Birx warns of the “most deadly phase of this pandemic.” → Read More

Ardian Zika takes early lead in Florida House District 37 race

Republican Ardian Zika has held the central Pasco County seat since 2018. He campaigned on pro-business issues. → Read More

Rapid coronavirus tests are available for free at Tropicana Field

Pinellas County still recommends people get a PCR test, which takes longer to return results but is considered more reliable by experts. → Read More

$5,000 reward offered for information in fatal Zephyrhills shooting

The person who shot the Fort Myers-area man is believed to have driven off in a white four-door Nissan sedan, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Clearwater Police vehicle collided with a pickup truck

The police officer was driving with lights on to the scene of a car fire. → Read More