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Who wants to trade? Hillsborough offers to swap land with Ybor-area property owners for potential Rays ballpark
Aerial photo of Ybor City centered around Centro Ybor and 7th Avenue. Hoping to assemble the land for a ballpark near Ybor City and the Channel District, Hillsborough County officials could government property with landowners there. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times.
TAMPA — Trades are common when assembling a professional baseball team. Apparently, they're also useful when assembling land for a professional ballpark.Hillsborough County hopes to build a Tampa Bay Rays ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor...
School Board chairwoman Cindy Stuart is accused of influencing a board member's evaluation of the superintendent, and other acts, in a lawsuit by fired Human Resources Chief Stephanie Woodford. Stuart said she was
Former Hillsborough school official files lawsuit alleging high-level corruption
The main room at the Chelonian Institute in Oviedo Florida has a collection of shells. - Peter Pritchard sounds British but he's lived in Florida for five decades, running the Chelonian Institute in Oviedo Florida, which holds the world's largest collection of turtle specimens (some of them bones or shells, some of them live turtles or tortoises). Time magazine has declared him a hero of the planet and other turtle experts say he is to turtles what Dian Fossey was to gorillas. He's been instrumental in helping other species, too, including the Florida panther. He has traveled the world studying turtles.
Florida's 'Turtle God' is ailing. What happens to his remarkable collection of specimens? (w/video)
Schools such as Winthrop Charter School deserve greater public support, their operators say, because they offer a choice in education that is popular among parents. Public school advocates say charter and voucher schools represent a double standard in accountability and enrollment. [WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Times]
Advocates for charter, public schools argue their cases at education forum

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Saturday's letters: Unpopular ideas need airing

Peace wins the day | Oct. 20

Unpopular opinions need airing

It was troubling to read that the Times apparently celebrates and condones the actions of the...

Editorial: When protest leads to understanding
Column: GOP's best and worst
Former President George W. Bush sends a powerful message
Column: An old obit man looks around
Dirk Koetter sounds Bucs alarm: 'They're the players that we have'

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Teen gets 60 years for double murder
A Florida teen has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing two men during a robbery
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