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UPDATE: Westbound Courtney Campbell Causeway lanes open again

TAMPA — The westbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway have been reopened after authorities briefly closed them to recover a car that drove into the water early Friday, police officia …


Hopes for Florida teens' survival at sea rest on life jackets, cooler


Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to address black voters in Florida Friday


  1. Tell Me About It: Mother's concern may be misplaced


    Q: I am concerned about one of our children, a college student. We always strongly discouraged heavy drinking and casual sex; she is also aware of the dangers to both. I've learned now, however, that she enjoys going out drinking most weekends, uses bad language in social media (though we've definitely discussed …

  2. Friday's letters: Doctors should talk to patients about guns


    Free speech no threat to gun owners

    Doctors should talk about guns

  3. Editorial: Don't silence doctors on guns


    Florida is awash in guns, a proliferation buoyed by state laws that put gun rights above nearly everything else. A decision this week by a federal appeals court provides fresh evidence of the state's misguided priorities. The court illogically upheld a state law that prohibits doctors from discussing gun ownership with …

  4. Vacationing volunteers just part of the story at Trinity Cafe


    He could have ridden the daunting dips and climbs of Gwazi at Busch Gardens instead of riding over to Nebraska Avenue, armed with large bags of rice and buckets of fresh vegetables.

  5. Editorial: Reality check on Tampa Bay congestion


    Tampa Bay has more traffic congestion than Orlando, which already is benefiting from a new commuter rail system. Widening the interstates alone will not solve our problem. And the state is eager to be a partner in creating a robust regional mass transit system as soon as local officials on both sides of the bay can get …

    Until bay area officials get serious about mass transit, the only choice is wider highways and working on the margins with the DOT to enhance the look, sound and feel of highway underpasses.
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    Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...


    'Inclusive' Jeb Bush? Democratic group says no way

    A "pre-buttal" memo in from the liberal American Bridge:...


    Ace Chris Archer "hoping" Rays make moves to improve team

       After seeing the AL East rival Blue Jays deal for All-Stars LHP David Price and SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rays ace RHP Chris Archer called on his bosses to improve their team....