Mahsa Saeidi, The Hill

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Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Mahsa:

Property insurance company cancels Florida couple’s policy night before Hurricane Ian hit

A Tampa Bay man got a crash course on Florida’s property insurance crisis when Hurricane Ian hit last month. → Read More

How parents can deal with Adderall shortage in US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially declared a shortage of Adderall, a medication that’s used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The drug is especially important for children struggling to stay focused in school. → Read More

‘We felt helpless’: Fort Myers families lose everything in Hurricane Ian

The recovery process is beginning for thousands of people affected in Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian, and emotional stories are coming from the storm. → Read More

Oral arguments in Andrew Warren suspension lawsuit begin Monday

On Monday, a Florida judge will hear oral arguments in suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

What we know about migrants Florida sent to Martha’s Vineyard

Some of the migrants who were on board the two planes that Florida sent to Martha’s Vineyard this week say they came to America to escape political persecution in Venezuela. → Read More

Could pregnancy app data be used to prosecute abortions? Legal experts say yes

Many women use reproductive health apps to plan or prevent pregnancy. Now, a new study finds the most popular apps have weak privacy protections. → Read More

Crist slams DeSantis on property insurance crisis, says he’d fire insurance commissioner

It’s been two months since Florida’s special session to address the state’s property insurance crisis, when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation aimed at stabilizing the market. But homeowners remain in limbo and the two top Democrats who want to replace the governor say more needs to be done. → Read More

17 property insurance companies face ratings downgrade in Florida

More than a dozen property insurance companies are set to have their ratings downgraded in Florida. → Read More

Investigation into failed Florida insurance company underway

After Southern Fidelity went belly up, 8 On Your Side exposed hardships on families who had to pay thousands in premiums twice and then wait for a refund. → Read More

Florida property insurance company bankrupt: Advice for homeowners waiting on premium refunds

Earlier this week, 8 On Your Side introduced you to a couple whose insurance company went bust. Now, they have to pay their premium a second time while they wait for a refund. More homeowners have contacted us, all asking, what happens next. → Read More

Health care providers ask Florida judge to block new 15-week abortion ban

A new abortion law is set to take effect in Florida on Friday. House Bill 5 will ban nearly all procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy. H.B. 5 was at the center of a hearing in Tallahassee Monday. → Read More

Florida COVID-19 cases climb as new variants spread

With COVID-19 cases in the Tampa Bay area climbing again, 8 On Your Side looks into what’s driving the spike and whether the old treatments still work. → Read More

New Florida law aims to keep dangerous teens in custody before trial

8 On Your Side exposed the revolving door of Florida’s juvenile justice system but in just days, a big change is coming. → Read More

Gas prices soaring: Could simple mistake be costing you money?

The price of gas is soaring but could you be wasting money at the pump by making a simple mistake? → Read More

3 insurance companies stop or limit writing new business in Florida

Hurricane season is on the way and right now, some Tampa Bay area homeowners are about to find out their property insurance is about to be canceled. → Read More

Property insurance package passed by Florida Lawmakers, heads to DeSantis’ desk

After several hours of debate, the Florida House passed a legislative package on Wednesday that addresses property insurance and condominium reforms. → Read More

Florida Senate passes insurance reforms as stakeholders clash over cause of crisis

The Florida Senate waived rules on Tuesday and voted on two proposed insurance bills during the special session. → Read More

Property insurance fraud driving up premiums, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis says

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer says it’s fraud that’s driving up insurance premiums. So is enough being done to stop the fraud? → Read More

Teen accused of shooting at Florida deputies offered 20 years in prison, source says

8 On Your Side has an update to a wild shootout in Volusia County involving deputies and two young people. A law enforcement source says the state is offering one suspect a plea deal of 20-years in prison. → Read More

What leaked abortion draft opinion could mean for Florida

A leaked draft shows the Supreme Court of the United States may decide to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would effectively end the federal right to abortion. But what would that ruling mean for women in Florida, one of the states that recently passed its own abortion laws? → Read More