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Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

ORLANDO — Two federal agencies are reportedly demanding financial records from SeaWorld. The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company ma...
Published: 06/24/17
Exploratory Lab Boot Camp provides real-life technology training to students

Exploratory Lab Boot Camp provides real-life technology training to students

CLEARWATER — At this graduation ceremony featuring some of the brightest local minds in tech, it was the youngsters who stood out. The "no fear creativity" of a handful of local high school students participating in the Exploratory Lab Boot Cam...
Published: 06/23/17
Updated: 06/24/17
'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle county

'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle county

To Waste Management, the nation's largest handler of garbage, the liquid that winds up at the bottom of a landfill is called "leachate," and it can safely be disposed of in a well that's 4,200 feet deep.But to residents of mostly rural Jackson County...
Published: 06/23/17
Updated: 06/24/17
Florida Democrats surging with grass roots enthusiasm, but 2018 reality is grim

Florida Democrats surging with grass roots enthusiasm, but 2018 reality is grim

After Donald Trump's election, so many people started showing up at monthly Pinellas County Democratic Party meetings, the group had to start forking out more money for a bigger room.The Orange County Democratic Executive Committee changed venues to ...
Published: 06/23/17
Updated: 06/24/17
Home of Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman hits market at $3.45 million

Home of Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman hits market at $3.45 million

TAMPA — The Davis Islands home of Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is back on the market for $3.45 million after a brief hiatus.The Mediterranean-style home built on a canal in 2007 and purchased by Yzerman and wife Lisa in 201...
Published: 06/23/17
Updated: 06/24/17
Lego T-rex and scores of other brick sculptures free to see in Tampa

Lego T-rex and scores of other brick sculptures free to see in Tampa

TAMPA — Envision the effort that went into building a basic Lego model with your kids. Now imagine arranging the same toys to look like the Mona Lisa or an 80,020-piece Tyrannosaurus rex. Visitors can see both at the "Art of the Brick," a free ...
Published: 06/23/17
Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.Lawmakers passed the measure, SB 8A, in a special session after failing in their...
Published: 06/23/17
Eckerd Kids: Teens in group foster homes must be allowed to keep phones

Eckerd Kids: Teens in group foster homes must be allowed to keep phones

TAMPA — For many teens still reeling from being taken into foster care, a cellphone is a lifeline, child advocates say.It's their one connection to the world they left behind, a link to friends, romantic interests and reassuring emojis.Yet many...
Published: 06/23/17
Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

There was an eye-grabbing headline across the top of the front page in your Tampa Bay Times last Monday. It declared, "Fewer learning to teach."Tampa Bay Times staff writer Claire McNeill detailed how the University of South Florida and other places ...
Published: 06/23/17
Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

TAMPA — A certain University of South Florida academic may be an unpopular and insensitive bully, but none of his actions have risen to the level of discrimination, a lengthy legal review has concluded.USF stripped Herb Maschner of his leadersh...
Published: 06/23/17