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The deadly February school shooting in Parkland led to a landmark gun and school safety law. The November midterm election lasted well beyond Election Day in Florida, with a mandated recount in a few races. Blue green algae and red tide swirled in waters around the state, and Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle.

Courtesy Knight Foundation

Art Week starts with good news for South Florida. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced on Monday $37 million in new funding for arts organizations in Miami.

Part of the new funding will ensure that the popular Knight Arts Challenge will continue every other year, starting in 2019. But most of the new funds will support the work of 22 existing local institutions.

The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized WLRN-TV with a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for "Inside the Mind of a Comic Creator." 

The announcement came during the 42nd Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 1st, in Orlando, FL.