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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: 10 minutes ago
Sears closing another 20 stores

Sears closing another 20 stores

NEW YORK — Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings— 18 Sears stores and two Kmart...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Editorial: Senate bill sacrifices health care for tax cuts

Editorial: Senate bill sacrifices health care for tax cuts

No wonder Senate Republicans drafted their health care legislation in secret. Beneath the surface, it looks no better than the House version that even President Donald Trump has called mean. This remains a massive tax cut for the wealthy at the expen...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tenants face eviction as county and Dade City landlord battle

Tenants face eviction as county and Dade City landlord battle

DADE CITY — Lianette Hernandez had hoped she and her family would soon move out of their one-bedroom home in Lazy Breeze Mobile Home & RV Park. But not like this.Hernandez found the eviction notice taped onto her front door on June 16, and when...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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 he did not break USF rules, a lengthy legal review has concluded.USF stripped Herb Maschner of his leadership title last year after he failed ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
UberEATS expands to more cities within Tampa Bay

UberEATS expands to more cities within Tampa Bay

TAMPA — UberEATS is expanding its service area in Tampa Bay. Starting today, users in Gibsonton, Odessa, New Port Richey, Riverview and Tarpon Springs can have food dropped off at their location. UberEATS utilizes drivers to pick up orders from...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hyde Park Village awaits two new clothing stores

Hyde Park Village awaits two new clothing stores

TAMPA — Two new retailers, Social Status and Boho Hunter, are scheduled to open in Hyde Park Village this fall. Social Status, a hip fashion and sneaker boutique, will be at 1505 West Swann Ave. Boho Hunter is a Miami-based women's clothing sto...
Updated: 1 hour 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: 2 hours ago
Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

SEMINOLE — For weeks, Glenn Holland, 67, crawled out of bed before the sun rose to look for a dead man.The retiree and Vietnam veteran spent several weeks on stakeout in his Ford F-150. Under the cover of darkness, he waited outside the home of...
Updated: 2 hours 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