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Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects

Florida legislators, some of whom got helicopter rides and hefty donations to their political action committees, approved millions of taxpayer dollars for a water-farming project that critics comp …


Peer pressure: What will Tampa Bay do now that Miami-Dade made pot possession a civil infraction?


England's own goal sends Japan into Women's World Cup final against U.S.


  1. Tell Me About It: Readers give their advice on the past and divorce


    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

    On partners who use your past against you:

  2. When renewing vehicle tags, beware of third-party vendors and their fees


    One of the key functions of the Tax Collector's Office is to renew and provide related services for automobile tags. Each month, our office mails out renewal notices for tags that will expire on any given customer's date of birth in the following month. Customers have the option to renew tags either in person, online or …

    Mike Fasano
  3. Sparklebration promises plenty of food, fun and fireworks at Pasco fairgrounds


    DADE CITY — Those looking for a Fourth of July fireworks fix can head to the Pasco County Fairgrounds for the annual Sparklebration celebration Saturday.

    Brandon Smith, left, and Heather Lee compete in the watermelon eating contest at the 2012 Sparklebration.
  4. Hernando Events for July 3



    4 Saturday

    Jazzercise for the Troops: Classes benefit Gifts from Home, run by Linda Kidwell, which sends needed items to the troops serving overseas. Classes start at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dress to exercise. 9 to 11 a.m. Donation for the troops. Jazzercise Spring Hill, 7257 Forest …

  5. Apple Music is fine, but I'm not about to pay for it

    Pop Culture

    Apple released its new music service into the wild Tuesday, along with an update of its mobile software called iOS 8.4. So I tried it and made my own personal judgment: After this three-month free trial is up, I won't be paying for Apple Music.

    Apple Music on the iPhone
    Donna Karan in her studio upstairs from Urban Zen in New York, Feb. 21, 2014.

    Donna Karan steps down from her own brand

    Everyone bust out your 90s graphic block lettering DKNY shirts!...


    Jeb Bush's below average charitable giving

    From the Miami Herald:

    Jeb Bush says he’s proud of what he and his wife, Columba, have contributed to charity. But his tax records show they’ve given less than the national average and less than others with similar wealth....


    Matt Moore is understandably excited about getting back on the mound for the Rays in his return from Tommy John surgery.

    Matt Moore's excitement level on eve of return? '10 out of 10'

    With less than 24 hours until his first major league start in 14 months, LHP Matt Moore is understandably excited about getting back on the mound for the Rays in his return from Tommy John surgery....