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@zach_murdock — 1,165 followers, 12,861 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

RT @zacjanderson: “We do not require settled science to work to have plans in place" - Longboat Key mayor today on sea level rise  http://heraldtribune.com/news/20170920/irma-adds-urgency-to-sarasota-county-legislative-priorities 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @grant_gilmore: Now this is scary... The Gurabo River at Gurabo in Puerto Rico has risen ~25 feet since midnight. #Maria https://t.co/Zyrxw0METy

Sep 19, 2017

RT @Lana: i have decided to assume that every anonymous twitter troll is kevin durant and it is already greatly improving my online experience

Sep 19, 2017

RT @CityofNorthPort: Today, the North Port City Commission voted to approve the development agreement in regards to the Spring Training…

Sep 19, 2017

This is the final major public agreement needed to make it a reality so construction will begin immediately (like, tomorrow). https://t.co/nfk0bCHozk

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Breaking News Reporting
3rd place Breaking News Reporting, Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards 2012, Society of Professional Journalists

Associated Press Sports Editors 2012 contest

2012 - Under 30,000 circulation
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