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While states such as Colorado have legalized marijuana purchases, Florida voted against letting people use it for medical purposes. Supporters said they will try again. Alex Leary | Times

Top 10 stories in the Tampa Bay area — 2014

The Tampa Bay area saw a busy 2014 that was dominated by elections, inexplicable tragedy, key revelations that informed the citizenry and events that reflected the region's growth. As the year draws to a close, Tampa Bay Times editors have selected 10 stories that stood out, presented here in no particular order: ' …


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    Winner and loser of the year in Fla politics

    We received a lot of strong nominations for winner and loser of the year in Florida politics — everyone from David Jolly, elected to Congress in a special election that most expected Alex Sink to win, to Gwen Graham, who unseated Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland despite a brutal climate for Democrats....


    Will Kriseman rebound from failed Rays vote? Council members think so

    ST. PETERSBURG | As chatter about the failed vote on the recently proposed Rays stadium deal continued Friday, Mayor Rick Kriseman turned his attention to his holiday vacation....


    Florida education news: Boundaries, special needs, computer coding and more

    OVERHAUL: The Manatee school district prepares to review all its attendance zones in light of growth patterns, the Bradenton Herald reports....