Crowd gives Bilirakis an earful

A crowd — that sometimes became raucous — turned out to a listening session held by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis on the issue of health care reform. Bilirakis billed the session as an opportunity to receive feedback and ideas from constituents on the future direction of the nation’s health care system, including the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. People filled every seat … [Read more...]

Local women join Women’s March on Washington

When they set out for the 13-hour trek from Lutz to the nation’s capital, the women weren’t sure what to expect. Betsy Murdock, Ivana Sheppard, Ana Torres, Kathy Abrams and Katherine Pogorzelski shared a van to make the trip. Along the way, they wondered how big the crowd would be and how diverse. When they arrived to join the Women’s March on Washington, on Jan. 21, the experience … [Read more...]