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How This Reporter Uncovered Scientology's Clearwater Land Grab - 2019-10-25

F0.png How This Reporter Uncovered Scientology's Clearwater Land Grab October 25, 2019, Lisa Peakes, wusf public media

The international headquarters for the Church of Scientology is in Clearwater. In two years, the church has become a major landowner downtown, threatening a waterfront redevelopment project and raising questions about the church's motives.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Tracey McManus talks about her article on Scientology's land purchases in Clearwater.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Tracey McManus' article "Clear Takeover: How Scientology doubled its downtown Clearwater footprint in 3 years" explains the land acquisition stems from the church's mission.

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{{cite news | first = Lisa | last = Peakes | title = How This Reporter Uncovered Scientology's Clearwater Land Grab | url = https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/how-reporter-uncovered-scientology-s-clearwater-land-grab | work = wusf public media | date = October 25, 2019 | accessdate = October 25, 2019 }}