Sam Sachs, WFLA NEWS

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Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Sam:

Federal judge rejects Moms for Liberty’s Brevard School Board appeal

A federal judge has, at least for now, blocked a Moms for Liberty effort to remove some speaking restrictions at Brevard County Public Schools board meetings. → Read More

Biden extends Hurricane Ian disaster declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida

President Joe Biden extends the emergency disaster declaration for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, allowing more time for federal recovery after Hurricane Ian. → Read More

FCC bans equipment purchases from 2 Chinese tech companies, cites national security risk

The Federal Communications Commission has banned the purchase of Huawei and ZTE equipment in the United States, citing risks to national security. → Read More

US student loan debt approaches $1.8T, with $103B in Florida

Student loan debt in the United States is closing in on $1.8 trillion. → Read More

US student loan debt approaches $1.8T, with $103B in Florida

Student loan debt in the United States is closing in on $1.8 trillion. → Read More

HUD allowing private flood insurance for homeowners with mortgages in flood areas

Americans with mortgages and in need of flood insurance will now have some expanded options. If they live in an area that’s a special flood hazard, private insurance can now be purchased for coverage. → Read More

Florida cities round out ranks of most expensive places to rent in US, Tampa at No. 23

Tampa is among one of the most expensive cities to rent in the country, though its slot has fallen a couple of spaces. → Read More

UF research team working on medical solution to ALS, dementia

A University of Florida medical research team is working on solutions for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease and dementia, and a new treatment is showing promise in mice test subjects. → Read More

Florida home prices surge as national level stays ‘flat,’ Zillow reports

Florida home prices rise compared to previous year, as US prices remain “flat,” according to new home sales data. → Read More

More hours, fewer days: Survey finds 40% of US businesses use 4-day work week

The number of US companies using remote work, hybrid options, and shorter work weeks with longer hours as incentives to keep employees is increasing ahead of possible recession. → Read More

To-go alcohol purchase still legal in Florida; here are the rules

Is it legal to get alcohol to go in Florida? → Read More

Florida gas prices down 10 cents from last week, AAA gas tracker shows

In the past week, Florida’s gas prices have fallen by 10 cents, though they’re still up compared to Mid-October. → Read More

Record shopping levels expected for 2022 holiday season, study reports

Despite the economic upheavals in 2022 thanks to inflation, a record number of shoppers are expected to hit the retail floor for the holidays. → Read More

Thanksgiving feast costs 20% more this year, thanks inflation!

Inflation has made a lot of prices go up. For the holiday season, those prices mean a 20% increase to the cost of Thanksgiving feasts. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis announces extra days off for Florida state employees this year

Florida gov. Ron DeSantis announced additional holiday time off for state employees. → Read More

Mortgage lending hits 3-year low, drops 47% compared to 2021

High mortgage rates and affordability concerns are impacting lending for homebuyers. ATTOM real estate reported a 47% drop in lending from last year. → Read More

Florida, Tampa Bay rent prices on the rise while other big metros slow

Apartment costs are starting to slow down in some big cities, but Florida is bucking that trend, according to new rental data. → Read More

Could missile strikes in Poland pull US into war with Russia?

Will stray Russian missiles hitting Poland draw US military and NATO into direct conflict with Russia? → Read More

Tampa among top 20 most expensive cities in US

Tampa is one of the most expensive places to live in all of the U.S., according to data from doxoPLUS. → Read More

Florida residents need up to 74% more income to buy homes than in 2021

Floridians need up to 74% more income to buy homes in 2022, compared to the same homes and housing needs in 2021. → Read More