Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Gulf coast county attorney to lead FACA
Lee County Attorney Richard Wesch has been named president of the Florida Association of County Attorneys. Wesch had previously served as vice president of the nonprofit organization.
› Tiny houses might be coming to a St. Petersburg neighborhood
In the past few years, the Tampa Bay area has seen a blockbuster number of big new houses. Now, it could get its first tiny-house community. St. Petersburg’s Development Review Commission will consider plans Wednesday for six teensy houses in the city’s Midtown area.
› Algae bloom in Florida prompts fears about harm to health and economy
The scene at Lake Okeechobee, which is used mainly for commercial and sport fishing, is one of several across the United States that scientists are monitoring. There’s a perception that algae blooms are becoming more frequent and severe but federal agencies, including NOAA and the United States Geological Survey, are doing research to determine whether that is the case.
» On Monday, Gov. Scott issued emergency order to combat algal blooms in South Florida
› UF Cybersecurity Researchers Gaining New Ground in Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Fraud
As director of the University of Florida Cybersecurity Research, Patrick Traynor has a mission to help businesses, industries and consumers protect their assets and privacy, and to provide security for unauthorized use of data.
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