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My Top Stories From 2014

Tampa Bay area freelance journalist Jared Leone shares some of his favorite stories he covered in 2014.

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2014: A Year in Review

From losing my job and creating a new one, to taking in a guide dog puppy in training and preparing to reenter the scholastic world, 2014 was a year of changes. I was laid off late in 2013 and spent the next year working to reinvent, reestablish and move forward. I freelanced, volunteered, focused on … Continue reading 2014: A Year in Review

More on defective Chinese drywall

I wrote the following story which appeared here in the St. Petersburg Times: TAMPA — Mobile homes and recreational vehicles soon could be parked next to permanent homes in Hillsborough County, as residents rid their residences of defective Chinese drywall. And federal grants may pay for some of the work. Commissioners are considering a change … Continue reading More on defective Chinese drywall