Stories by Kim Hart

Devastating algae could sway Florida Senate race

Fish are seen washed ashore the Sanibel causeway after dying in a red tide on August 1, 2018 in Sanibel, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida's southwest coast has been ravaged by two unprecedented algae outbreaks that are killing wildlife, making people sick and crushing the crucial tourism industry.

Why it matters: The worst algae blooms in Florida's modern history have spurred political finger-pointing that could sway one of the country's most closely-watched Senate races this fall.

Sinclair could lose more than just Tribune

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Sinclair Broadcasting’s failed effort to buy Tribune Media may soon become more than just a costly embarrassment. It could result in the company ultimately losing its broadcast licenses.

Bottom line: The conservative broadcaster has been accused of lying to the FCC, and of acting in bad faith with Tribune.

Trump triggered tech candidates to run for office

From left: Brian McClendon, Suneel Gupta, Phil Weiser.

A handful of candidates with ties to the technology industry are on the midterm election ballots this year.

Why it matters: Many in the technology industry have long believed that building companies and developing new technologies is more impactful than working in politics. But Donald Trump's election was a turning point away from the tech industry’s well-known political apathy.