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Proposed new fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

TAMPA For the second straight year, the City Council on Thursday will consider creating a new fee to pay for an ambitious plan to lessen the chronic street flooding Tampa sees from a heavy s …

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Solar's double message: Voters should vote yes now, no later

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What's coming to and leaving Netflix in September?

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Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

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Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

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Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

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Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

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  1. Unlike Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio refrains from criticizing Trump on immigration

    Blogs

    If Sen. Marco Rubio is miffed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has wavered a bit on his hardline immigration status, he's not letting it show.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Trump's shifting immigration views: "I've seen the headlines"
  2. Tampa General Hospital's telemedicine app lets doctors make virtual house calls

    Health

    Dr. Sherri DeHaas makes house calls without ever leaving her house.

    Dr. Sherri DeHaas appears on an iPad talking with Tampa Bay Times reporter Sara DiNatale, right, via the new Virtual Care app being offered by Tampa General Hospital. DeHaas, who works in Vermont, is one of the doctors available for virtual house calls via the new telemedicine tool, which can be used with computers, tablets and smartphones. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  3. Startups encouraged to apply for capital competition

    Economic Development

    Growth-stage companies that are cash-positive are invited to apply to present at the inaugural 2016 Florida Venture Tech Showcase, which will take place Nov. 1 at the University of South Florida's CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.

  4. Judge issues mixed ruling on Florida's third-grade retention law

    Blogs

    A Leon County circuit court judge has come down in favor of families challenging Florida's third-grade retention practices, ruling that school districts ignored the children's right to alternative forms of promotion and the state Department of Education allowed that to happen.

  5. Ahead of storm, Gov. Scott warns: Vote now for Tuesday primary

    Blogs

    With the prospect of a major storm bearing down on Florida as early as this weekend, state officials all have the same message: Go vote early.

  6. Group home for at-risk kids causes stir in pricey waterfront neighborhood

    Real Estate

    For months, neighbors in St. Petersburg's Pinellas Point area wondered what would become of the large, aging waterfront house with its wide-open view of the Sunshine Skyway.

    SailFuture, a Sarasota nonprofit organization that says it rehabilitates male juvenile offenders and at-risk children by teaching them to sail, purchased a home on 68th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Neighbors are upset and concerned. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  7. Baseball's minor leaguers pursue their dreams below the poverty line

    Minors

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — They trickled into the mid-July night, a rain-shortened loss beginning their Friday night early. A 25-year-old catcher hung back.

    Adam Sonabend (left) waits as his roommate Matt Pare gather his things from the floor mattress that he sleeps on next to the kitchen in their Augusta, Ga., apartment. on July 16, 2016. [Washington Post photo by John McDonnell.]
  8. Review: 'Equity' rises above corporate melodrama with staunchly feminine perspective

    Movies

    Acting life after Breaking Bad is going well for Anna Gunn, with a key role in the upcoming Sully and her shrewd portrayal of a she-wolf of Wall Street in Equity.

    Anna Gunn stars as a she-wolf of Wall Street in "Equity." (Sony Pictures Classics)
  9. Proposed new fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

    Local Government

    TAMPA

    For the second straight year, the City Council on Thursday will consider creating a new fee to pay for an ambitious plan to lessen the chronic street flooding Tampa sees from a heavy summer thunderstorm.

    And this time, officials hope it passes.

    Scenes like this — in July 2011 when Dr. Husain Nagamia had to leave his BMW in a flooded intersection — are all too common in Tampa. But city officials say a proposed stormwater improvement assessment would help pay for a solution. 
  10. Tampa Sports Authority to consider fate of Sunset Music Festival

    Blogs

    The Tampa Sports Authority next month is scheduled to discuss the future of the Sunset Music Festival, the scene this spring of two ecstacy-related deaths and more than 50 ambulance runs to the hospital.

    Arrests were at a three-year low but two died and more concertgoers required medical treatment during the Sunset Music Festival on May 28-29 at Raymond James Stadium.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Trump's shifting immigration views: "I've seen the headlines"

Unlike Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio refrains from criticizing Trump on immigration

If Sen. Marco Rubio is miffed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has wavered a bit on his hardline immigration status, he's not letting it show....

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Jake Odorizzi’s 1.64 ERA during the second half of the season is the lowest post-All-Star Break ERA in team history and the second lowest this season in the majors.

For starters: Lineups vs. Red Sox for homestand finale

The Rays and Red Sox return today to the Trop for a quick turnaround after last night’s 11-inning affair won by the Rays 4-3 on a walk-off error....

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Donteea Dye, pictured, is competing against special-teams standout Russell Shepard, as well as other young receivers like Evan Spencer.

Donteea Dye making case to stick with Bucs as cuts approach

The Bucs' fourth and fifth receiver jobs remain largely up for grabs with two preseason games remaining, but Donteea Dye, holding down the kickoff return job and making plays on offense, is making a case to stick around through final cuts....

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