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I-275 traffic into Tampa flows smoothly Tuesday after weeks of infuriating backups

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How the Canadian dollar's plunge is hurting Florida snowbirds

Besides suitcases, swimsuits and sunscreen, Dann Oliver brought something else for his yearly trip to Florida: two big tubs packed with soup, canned vegetables and pork and beans. Buying foo …

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Capitol Buzz: Five things to watch today in Tallahassee

Romano: Why Gov. Rick Scott never talks about Obamacare anymore

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  1. News at noon: New Hampshire Primary; Missing Chihuly recovered; Manatees flood Crystal River; Local Valentine's date ideas

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    New Hampshire voters are braving the snow and cold to vote today for their choice for president in their "first in the nation" primary. Follow the latest from Times political editor Adam C. Smith and Washington bureau chief Alex Leary Matt Parri, left, and Martin Munro, with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office, move one of 18 pallets containing more than 204,000 ballots to a delivery truck at the warehouse in Largo on Tuesday (2/9/16) which were en route to be mailed to domestic voters for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections. As voters across Florida reviewed the results of the New Hampshire primary, millions of them got their absentee ballots in the mail this week. This coincidence of timing could make New Hampshire's results more significant in Florida than ever before. This is the first presidential preference primary in Florida's history in which a majority of voters will have picked their presidential favorites before the polls open on Election Day, March 15. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]

  2. Can Jeb Bush's ground game deliver?

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    Hundreds of Florida supporters of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush spent the last few days in New Hampshire staffing events, making phone calls and knocking on their doors. With more than 20 percent of voters saying they could change their mind today, the ground game is critical.

    And Bush …

    A Rubio badge as worn by Adam Hasner in Bedford, N.H.
  3. Great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long

    Florida

    You want to take your sweetie on a great date on Valentine's Day, of course. And rest assured, there is some pretty fun stuff happening around town this weekend. But why limit yourself? Here, from the brains of the Tampa Bay Times entertainment and lifestyle experts, are some original and lovey-dovey Tampa Bay …

    The main lobby of the Tampa Theatre, with the concession stand on the left, and stairs to the balcony on the right. .  [Edmund D. Fountain, Times photo]
  4. Senate will take dead aim at 'Gov. Scott's property tax increase'

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    In past comments, Scott's chief spokeswoman, Jackie Schutz, noted that the growth in school spending "is a result of the increase in the value of Florida property, which is a good thing."

  5. Marco Rubio: 'It's great to be targeted'

    Blogs

    Marco Rubio, appearing on Good Morning America, portrayed the shots coming at him from all sides as a sign of strength. "It's great to be targeted because it means you're doing something right."

  6. Why Trump's Tampa Bay rally is perfectly timed

    Blogs

    Donald Trump's rally planned for Friday evening at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa could not be better planned. Consider that as New Hampshire residents heard to the polls today, elections …

  7. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport sees spike in passenger traffic for January

    Retail

    The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport set a new record for the month of January with a 14 percent spike in passenger traffic.

  8. Video: Manatees flood into Three Sisters Springs, close water access to vistors

    Attractions

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Hey, make some more room in the hot tub, er... river.

    On Kings Bay in Crystal River, Citrus County (arguably the manatee tour capital of the world) two manatees lounge in their winter escape. Kings Bay is Crystal River's headwater, or point of origin, and is fed by 28 springs in the bay that produce a constant temperature of 72 degrees all year round attracting and providing a habitat for hundreds of manatees during the winter months looking to escape the cold water of the Gulf of Mexico. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
  9. Manatee County developer likely to run for U.S. Senate

    Blogs

    A Miami native who has made millions as a homebuilder in Manatee County is likely to get into Florida's U.S. Senate race.

  10. Ambitious gaming bills get preview today

    Blogs

    Two legislative committees today will try to do what has been an impossible for the last five years: pass a gambling bill that expands casino gambling, starts to remove the life support for the dying parimutuel industry and does it in a way that doesn't cut revenues to the state.

Turris relates to Drouin's plight: 'It's a tough, tough go'

While the Lightning will play in Jonathan Drouin's hometown of Montreal Tuesday, the suspended wing continues to work out and skate on his own every day somewhere in the city....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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A Rubio badge as worn by Adam Hasner in Bedford, N.H.

Can Jeb Bush's ground game deliver?

Hundreds of Florida supporters of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush spent the last few days in New Hampshire staffing events, making phone calls and knocking on their doors. With more than 20 percent of voters saying they could change their mind today, the ground game is critical....

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