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Get to know the candidates

Each election cycle, the Tampa Bay Times profiles candidates in all of the races. You'll find the candidates' positions on the issues and get to know more about their background. Before you vote, be sure to read these profiles for all of the 2014 candidates. The primary is Aug. 26, and the main election is Nov. 4.


A CSX train stopped Tuesday morning in Dade City for about an hour an a half, prompting police to have to escort residents to the lone intersection left clear. Five weeks earlier, a separate train sat on the tracks for five hours and blocked access for east side residents to the rest of the city. CSX has apologized for the incidents and promised change.Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

CSX vows changes after train stoppages in Dade City

DADE CITY — After being blasted by public officials, railroad giant CSX vowed to change its practices in the future. The company pledged to notify local officials when a train is stopped — something it failed to do during two incidents in the past six weeks — and said crews have been told to separate train cars at  …


    Jeb Bush talks with women leaders in Silicon Valley

    Jeb Bush was a featured guest at one of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s dinner receptions for women leaders....


    Pinellas Democrats tout Greenlight Pinellas, stop short of endorsement

    The Pinellas County Democratic Party has decided not to take an official stance on the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot....


    Take more time using testing results for evaluations, U.S. education secretary Duncan says

    Saying that testing is "sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools," U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan today said his department would ease its rules on using test results in teacher evaluations....