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Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy

Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy

TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to the Cuban economy this year and next.Th...
Published: 02/19/17
Updated: 02/20/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com. Stomp!: The music and m...
Published: 02/19/17
Updated: 02/20/17
Following tea party playbook, 'Indivisible' tries to nudge Congress away from Trump

Following tea party playbook, 'Indivisible' tries to nudge Congress away from Trump

TAMPA — The married couple stood on the sidewalk in front of the gleaming high rise, clutching pink posters as traffic zoomed by on West Kennedy Boulevard. It was Valentine's Day, and Andrea Beley and Gaston Naranjo of Tampa had joined about 15...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/20/17
Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark

Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist warned recently that local officials need to step in — and fast — to save the historic Jackson Rooming House. Crist suggested the county should acquire the century-old Tampa lan...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17
Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

Around here, free market is the answer.And it doesn't even require an actual question.Education gap? Let the business community fix it. Health insurance? Keep the government out of it. Minimum wage? Leave it up to the job creators.Yes, free market co...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17

Bucs raise season ticket prices for second straight year

TAMPA — After their first winning season in six years, the Bucs are making some of their fans pay more to see a game at Raymond James Stadium next season.For the second year in a row, the Bucs are raising season ticket prices for most seats, wi...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17
Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

PORT CHARLOTTE — The first hint that new Rays outfielder Mallex Smith is a little bit different is the number on the back of his jersey: 0.After being traded to the Rays last month, the open-thinking, smooth-talking, fast-running Smith decided ...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17
Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

ST. PETERSBURG — Cranes dot the downtown skyline as high-rise condominium and apartment towers sprout into the air, the latest sign of the city's renaissance.Tropicana Field is also fertile ground for growth. Within 10 years or so, whether the ...
Published: 02/18/17

Group uses film to push against state's proposed gun legislation

The day after a quiet 2012 Thanksgiving spent with family in Chicago, Lucy McBath answered a phone call from her ex-husband, Ron Davis. Their son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, had been shot."I just started screaming, 'What's wrong with Jordan?'" she rec...
Published: 02/17/17
Updated: 02/20/17
Healthy eating on the menu and a gym next door

Healthy eating on the menu and a gym next door

As kids, Michael Youssef and Joey Galloway played against one another on the high school football field.Though it was competition that brought them together, the boys who lived on opposite sides of the Ohio river, became lifelong best friends.As adul...
Published: 02/17/17
Updated: 02/20/17