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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...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

St. Pete Pride Festival: The daytime festival covers Central Avenue's Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. 9 a.m., Grand Central District, 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-008...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

ST. PETERSBURG — Nathan Bruemmer remembers his first Pride parade in the late 1990s. He hadn't yet come out as transgender.The vocabulary to describe his gender identity didn't exist in everyday language, he said. Still, he remembers how it fel...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
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...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash in St. Petersburg

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after he crashed into a car in St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg Police.Shaun W. Arnold, 25, was riding a Ducati westbound on 38th Avenue N shortly after 2 p.m. while a black Acur...
Updated: 1 hour ago
20 great images from around the globe for June 16 to June 23

20 great images from around the globe for June 16 to June 23

Photos of the week for June 16 - June 23: A deadly collision at sea, a WWII vet turns 100, gorgeous images from Bermuda, Germany, Libya, Milan and Rio, Otto Warmbier's parents lay their son to rest, and more.All photos are from the Associated Press, ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

Tampa City Council member Yolie Capin and state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, appear headed for a primary in the District 1 County Commission race, which has Democrats worried they'll once again have strong candidates competing against each other in prim...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations?

Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations?

Danny Di Nicolantonio has lived in St. Petersburg's Calais Village Condominums for 33 years. Annoyed at times by the actions, or inaction, of the condo board and property managers, he has complained to the state agency that is supposed to investigate...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Trigaux: Halfway through 2017, a closer look at six drivers of the Tampa Bay economy

Trigaux: Halfway through 2017, a closer look at six drivers of the Tampa Bay economy

We're nearly halfway through 2017 already, a perfect time to step back from the daily grind of business and ask: How's Tampa Bay's economy doing?At first glance, the answer should be: Splendid. The metro-wide unemployment rate is down to a remarkable...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida Democrats surging with grassroots enthusiasm, but 2018 reality is grim

Florida Democrats surging with grassroots 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 ...
Updated: 3 hours ago