Students And Walkout Wednesday 

Posted: 3:32 am Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

Students across the nation may leave their classrooms Wednesday. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class.

 

Residents of Barclay Road in New Port Richey want to know if that depression that opened in their neighborhood last Thursday is a depression or a sinkhole. Engineers are still keeping an eye on the eight foot wide hole under a home but since it’s on private property any repairs may be up to the owner.

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting a job fair for veteran’s today at Amalie Arena. It’s in conjunction with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes initiative, and will be open from 9 am to 2 pm. We have more on the event here.

 

Bay area residents and those statewide who have been depending on hotel vouchers since Hurricane Irma will now have to find another way to find a home. FEMA ended the program this past Saturday, March 10th. Over 27,000 persons statewide took advantage of the program, and the majority of those have found housing. FEMA is taking calls for those who still need a place to live. Just call 211 or check in with them online. FEMA funds for Hurricane Maria refugees also ended last month.