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Here's more proof that Hillsborough is where transportation ideas go to die

I am absolutely convinced there is a vast, endless warehouse somewhere in Hillsborough County similar to the final scene in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark that is filled to …

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Interview: Internationally renowned artist Alex Katz brings works to Tampa Museum of Art

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  1. Florida education news: Machetes, tuition, laptops and more

    Blogs

    RENOVATIONS: The Pinellas County School Board pledges nearly $9 million to the renovation of Lakewood High School.

  2. Forecast: Rainy weather clears out, kicking off dry stretch across Tampa Bay

    Weather

    Light rain and patchy fog is expected to clear out by late morning across Tampa Bay, kicking off a dry stretch that will last throughout the weekend and into next week.

  3. Romano: So I guess Twitter is Florida's new field of honor

    Politics

    Just so you know, this little skirmish between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is not unprecedented.

  4. The Daystarter: One child is shot every 17 hours; second thoughts on Pepin land deal; protesters blast Rubio's cardboard effigy; sign spinners' tricks of trade

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

     

  5. Florida missing child alert issued for Kissimmee infant

    Public Safety

    A Florida missing child alert was issued Thursday morning for a Kissimmee infant who may be in danger.

  6. Long Island sounds: A guide to the many Billy Joel tribute acts coming to Tampa Bay

    Blogs

    When Billy Joel was writing Miami 2017, maybe he should have called it Tampa 2017. Because over the next few months, this area will be overrun with Piano Man tribute bands.

  7. New poll says Publix has the third best reputation among U.S. companies

    Retail

    TAMPA — A well-known Florida company has climbed to having the third best reputation among the most visible companies in the United States.

  8. Protesters hold mock town hall meeting in Tampa with cardboard Marco Rubio

    National

    TAMPA — His face was posted on popsicle sticks, printed on a life-sized cutout and hidden in Where's Waldo? styled puzzles. His name was printed on T-shirts and written on posters. But Sen. Marco Rubio was thousands of miles away from Wednesday night's "constituent town hall" meeting held in his honor.

  9. School Board commits $8.6 million for more improvements to Lakewood High campus

    K12

    ST. PETERSBURG — Construction crews have been busy at Lakewood High.

    A view of the planned entrance to the Lakewood gym, adding a lobby and concession stand.
  10. Hillsborough landowner says she didn't know moving a center for special-needs kids was part of deal

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — As the grandmother of an 8-year-old autistic boy, Kay Burgess knows firsthand how hard it is to raise special-needs children.

Don't take away our health care, Obamacare defenders urge Gus Bilirakis at his third town hall

A lot of U.S. House members and Senators are avoiding town hall-style meetings in their districts rather than risk being attacked before TV cameras. U.S. Rep. Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, drew national attention early this month when dozens of people turned out for his town hall meeting in northern Pinellas County to rip the GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Then Bilirakis held another town hall meeting in Hillsborough County that also turned fiery. And tonight in Pasco County, Bilirakis held a third town hall meeting....

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It's already soggy in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte report: Rainy day, union meeting

UPDATE, 10:16: Due to the rain, all workouts will be the cages, and the complex is closed to fans. Pitchers will be able to throw off the mounds, and hitters hit off machines or coaches' throwing. ...Longoria was back in the clubhouse and with the team....

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Cast members and co-directors of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff pose for a photo. From bottom left, co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

First official glimpse at cast of 'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff (w/ video)

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