Hafsa Quraishi

Hafsa Quraishi is a WUSF Public Media digital news intern for fall 2017.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Hafsa moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida.

She is now in her junior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in news-editorial reporting, and a minor in Psychology.

A bill that would have allowed the city of Tampa to increase its water supply has dried up in the state legislature. Some feared it would have reignited the area's water wars.

Volunteers from the Suncoast Animal League returned from their rescue trip in Puerto Rico Tuesday  night.

Along with them came more than 100 dogs and cats who were unable to be properly cared for due to the limited resources available following Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Irma has passed, and some Floridians impacted by the storm have to rebuild – not only their homes, but their lives.

When a natural disaster as unpredictable as Irma hits, the main concern is getting people to a safe place and making sure they have enough resources to manage through the storm. However, once the immediate danger has passed, the next step is to recover and move forward.