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Wages remain stagnant in Florida despite super low unemployment. What’s going on?

Wages remain stagnant in Florida despite super low unemployment. What’s going on?

It remains our biggest economic enigma: Sluggish wage growth despite low unemployment. In a robust job market, pay rises as the supply of available workers shrinks. At least that’s the way it normally works. This time around, the ingredients appear ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Local governments across the land can find plenty of reasons to go after the drug industry over the crisis of opioid addiction.Hillsborough County can find more reasons than most.• In 2016, the county led the state with 579 babies born addicted to dr...
Updated: 3 hours ago
In Clearwater, this woman is crafting a unique baseball career

In Clearwater, this woman is crafting a unique baseball career

CLEARWATER — The voice of the Clearwater Threshers grew up a couple hours down the coast, listening to Dewayne Staats and making annual family trips to the Trop.The giveaway to what Kirsten Karbach would become, however, should have been her baseball...
Updated: 4 hours ago
What would it take to overthrow king Publix? Safeway’s Florida exit begs the question.

What would it take to overthrow king Publix? Safeway’s Florida exit begs the question.

LARGO — Everything is on clearance inside Tampa Bay’s only Safeway grocery store. Patio furniture, 40 percent off. Beach chairs, too. Most grocery items are 30 percent off; the entire liquor store is 20 percent off.The discounts will probably get ste...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Deputies: Spring Hill baby in critical condition after being left in hot car

Deputies: Spring Hill baby in critical condition after being left in hot car

SPRING HILL — A 9-month-old boy is in critical condition after being left in a hot car Friday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The child was found in a car seat at about 11:30 a.m. by his father, who had just returned to the home at...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Former Plant High football player charged with murder in Detroit

Former Plant High football player charged with murder in Detroit

Tykese Keaton-Baldwin wanted to be remembered as a state champion, the best running back in Plant High School history.Now, the 20-year-old former Panther is facing murder charges in Detroit and the possibility of leaving behind a much different legac...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Police arrest Lakeland doctor who acted erratically at Orlando airport

Police arrest Lakeland doctor who acted erratically at Orlando airport

ORLANDO — Police officers pepper-sprayed a Lakeland doctor who acted erratically when he arrived at Orlando International Airport for a flight. The Orlando Sentinel reports 59-year-old Jeffrey Epstein "threw his hands in the air" Thursday while yelli...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Top 5 at noon: Bernie Sanders draws a crowd for Andrew Gillum in Tampa; why red time is so bad this year; and more

Top 5 at noon: Bernie Sanders draws a crowd for Andrew Gillum in Tampa; why red time is so bad this year; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.BERNIE SANDERS DRAWS A CROWD FOR ANDREW GILLUM IN TAMPAA long line snaked around the Armature Works on 1910 N. Ola Ave for an 11 a.m. rally for a rally where Bernie Sanders, the Independent S...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Find A Friend: Pixie Stick the Terrier mix

Find A Friend: Pixie Stick the Terrier mix

Few deserve a day at the beach more than Pixie (short for Pixie Stick). Her classic candy namesake harkens back to a simpler time, because in her 5 years to date, Pixie’s seen unfathomable acts of cruelty upon both pets and people. She’s emerged as t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
A USF milestone: Three new dorms, more than 6,300 students living on campus

A USF milestone: Three new dorms, more than 6,300 students living on campus

TAMPA — The paint on Pinnacle Hall’s white-and-gold walls still smelled fresh as Lilly Myskey led a parade of parents and bins and bags down the hall toward her new room at the University of South Florida. "Speaking of the building being brand-new, L...
Updated: 5 hours ago