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Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects

Helicopter rides and hefty donations to political action committees convinced Florida legislators to give millions of taxpayer dollars to a water-farming project that critics compared to corporate …

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Hills­borough schools chief promises focus on graduation rates, individual attention

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The latest: U.S., Cuba to open embassies, restore ties

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  1. Rooftop surf park, wave pool coming to Orlando's International Drive

    Florida

    Add a surf park with three pools atop a 10-story parking garage to the attention-grabbing features coming to the Skyplex entertainment complex set to open on Orlando's International Drive in about 18 months.

     A surfer rides the stationary artificial wave in on a San Diego, Calif., rooftop in 2000. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
  2. Crayons abound as Crayola Experience opens in Orlando's Florida Mall

    Kids

    ORLANDO — Snipping a ribbon of uncut yellow crayon wrappers, Crayola executives on Wednesday officially opened the Crayola Experience, a wildly colorful celebration of artistic creativity at Orlando's Florida Mall.

    Crayola executives on Wednesday officially opened the Crayola Experience, a celebration of artistic creativity at Orlando?s Florida Mall.
  3. Column: The sunny side of greed

    Columns

    In the dire prophecies of science fiction writers and the fevered warnings of left-wing activists, big corporations will soon rule the Earth — or already do.

    Fine with me.

  4. Vote for June's Letter of the Month

    Letters

    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2

    Events

    Dierks Bentley: The Country Music Award winner (Come A Little Closer, What Was I Thinkin') brings his Sounds of Summer Tour to Tampa with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $26-$50.75. (813) …

    Dierks Bentley performs during day one of the 2015 FarmBorough Music Fest on Friday, June 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NYAK104
    These are a few of our fav-o-rite things.... okay, I'll stop singing and talk about summer sandals.

    What we're loving for July

    Wednesdays are when you are trying to swim from the United States to Cuba but get tired halfway through and are too far from either shore to save yourself....

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    New judge to take over abortion restriction lawsuit

    Add this to the twists and turns of the debate over a judge blocking a 24-hour, mandatory waiting period before abortions: The case has been handed over to a new judge....

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    For starters, Rays vs. Indians

    DEVELOPING: After recording five hits in the last two games, the Rays will try to find some offense tonight when they host the Indians in the third game of a four-game series. ...

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