Allison Ross, Tampa Bay Times

Allison Ross

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Past articles by Allison:

Florida voters will decide whether to retain 5 of 7 state Supreme Court justices

Three of the judges up for retention were appointed by Crist, two were appointed by DeSantis. → Read More

Hillsborough deputies arrest two men after bank robbery

A Bank of America on Dale Mabry Highway was robbed Saturday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Man killed after boat hits pylon in St. Pete Beach

Jackson Philip Christman, 28, was thrown from the boat, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Hillsborough again requiring masks in government buildings as cases rise

The directive applies to employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

5 things to know about omicron variant, booster shots

Should you still get your COVID-19 booster shot now that omicron is here? Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

How will Florida spend the billions Congress approved for infrastructure?

Tampa Bay counties and cities say they’re eager for money to help address longstanding needs and are awaiting further details. → Read More

Will my package arrive on time? Your Tampa Bay postal questions answered

The U.S. Postal Service is using robots and other technology to help workers at its parcel support annex in Tampa this holiday season. → Read More

Tampa Bay employers react to vaccine mandates coming in January

Two more local health care providers said they will require their staff to be vaccinated, while others were less specific. → Read More

St. Petersburg voters head to the polls: Election updates

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. → Read More

Trump won Florida, but online and at your door, his supporters are trying to force an audit

The push for a recount began months ago in states like Arizona, where Trump lost by a narrow margin. But the movement is now bleeding into states Trump won comfortably, including Florida. → Read More

‘We are in a crisis’: Tampa Bay child care industry faces pandemic struggles

It’s far from business as usual for child care providers or families with young children. → Read More

St. Petersburg to require COVID vaccinations for new city employees

Mayor Rick Kriseman said he has opted against a vaccine mandate for current city employees. → Read More

Who’s knocking on Florida voters’ doors? Pasco elections officials say it’s not them

Pasco’s Supervisor of Elections, Brian Corley, says people knocking on voters’ doors are not with his office. → Read More

Hillsborough offers $500, extra days off to vaccinated county workers

Unvaccinated county staff will have to take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear masks at work. → Read More

Elsa sweeps past Tampa Bay, leaving rain but little damage

Experts say this is a reminder that there’s a long hurricane season ahead. → Read More

Val Demings officially announces 2022 run against Marco Rubio

The Democratic U.S. representative from Orlando was Orlando’s first Black woman police chief. → Read More

As guidelines change, the question of whether to mask becomes more personal

The CDC said Thursday that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in outdoor and indoor settings. → Read More

Here’s where kids 12 and older can get a COVID-19 shot in Tampa Bay

Many vaccine providers have Pfizer-BioNTech doses available for children, but some counties may offer easier access than others. → Read More

Kids 12 and up can get a COVID vaccine. Here’s what that means in Tampa Bay.

Many see a double win: more control over the virus and a measure of freedom that younger adolescents haven’t seen in a long time. → Read More

DeSantis signs bill banning vaccine ‘passports,’ suspends local pandemic restrictions

DeSantis said ending local orders was the “evidence-based thing to do.” → Read More