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Trigaux: Amid wealth inequality, is middle class losing habit of giving to charities?

Trigaux: Amid wealth inequality, is middle class losing habit of giving to charities?

In the slow economic recovery since the nasty recession a decade ago, researchers are wondering if the hard times back then broke middle class America's habit of charitable giving.The numbers are revealing. In 2015, only 24 percent of taxpayers repor...
Published: 10/20/17
Bahá'i faith celebrates 200th anniversary of birth of divine messenger Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'i faith celebrates 200th anniversary of birth of divine messenger Bahá'u'lláh

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Farah Khorsandian-Sanchez was born to Iranian parents in India, in a Bahá'í home. Her husband was born in Spain, grew up in Venezuela and is Catholic.As a Bahá'í, Khorsandian-Sanchez doesn...
Published: 10/20/17
Guest column: Girl Scouts designed to help girls excel on their own terms

Guest column: Girl Scouts designed to help girls excel on their own terms

This column was written to coincide with the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11. It comes on the heels of an announcement from the Boy Scouts of America that the organization will begin accepting girls.Girl Scouts is the best leadership experie...
Published: 10/20/17
Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces deadline extended to Nov. 17

Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces deadline extended to Nov. 17

Think you work at one of the best places in Tampa Bay? You've got a little more time to make a pitch.The registration deadline to nominate your company for the Tampa Bay Times' ninth annual Top Workplaces awards has been extended to Nov. 17. Last yea...
Published: 10/20/17
Recall petition targets two Madeira Beach commissioners

Recall petition targets two Madeira Beach commissioners

MADEIRA BEACH — A petition to recall two commissioners who won their seats in a highly contested election in March began circulating in the city last week.If enough registered voters sign by Nov. 11, it will trigger a process under state law th...
Published: 10/20/17
How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

Brandi Eatman guesses the boy was at least 15.If he had a costume on, it wasn't obvious. He was actually talking on his cellphone when he approached the door that Halloween night. He didn't say "trick or treat." He didn't say "thank you." He didn't e...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Trigaux: Florida, Tampa Bay lagging in growth of their startups

Trigaux: Florida, Tampa Bay lagging in growth of their startups

The annual assessment of how entrepreneurs are doing across the country is out from the Kauffman Foundation — among the best watchers of the nation's startup scene. How do Florida and Tampa Bay fare? Put politely, they are doing okay, outperfor...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
Another suspicious death in Tampa's Seminole Heights

Another suspicious death in Tampa's Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police were investigating what they were calling a suspicious death in southeast Seminole Heights Thursday night, near the location of two fatal shootings last week. Interim Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan said investigators believe the ...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
Richard Spencer speaks, and Gainesville emerges weary but at peace

Richard Spencer speaks, and Gainesville emerges weary but at peace

GAINESVILLE — Fists raised, a sea of defiant student protesters at the University of Florida relentlessly shouted down the white nationalist on stage. Richard Spencer paced, irritated, clinging to his chance to talk. "Go home, Spencer," hundred...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17

District volleyball: Carrollwood Day rallies in five

LARGO — The district semifinals are where true playoff pressure begins. Win and there's a berth in regionals and at least two more games to look ahead to; lose and the season is done then and there. After Calvary Christian sh...
Published: 10/19/17