October 2, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/31/2013

› Trader Joe's coming to St. Petersburg
After weeks of speculation, Trader Joe's confirmed today it will open a store in St. Petersburg, the second planned for the Tampa Bay area. The announcement comes less than three months after Trader Joe's said it will open a store in Tampa.

› 2013 already a record year for manatee deaths in Florida
With two months to go in the year, 2013 already is the deadliest year on record for manatees in Florida, the Save the Manatee Club said Thursday.

› Sen. Bill Nelson requests probe of Florida unemployment system
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is wading into Florida's unemployment benefits swamp, calling for a federal investigation into the state's troubled roll-out of its new $63 million claims processing system.

› Growing confidence along with fresh veggies
While many students were blearily making their way to second period Monday morning, five special-education students from Buchholz High were jumping into their work with zeal.

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