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  1. William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

    Local Government

    Tampa City Council member Yolie Capin and state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, appear headed for a primary in the District 1 County Commission race, which has Democrats worried they'll once again have strong candidates competing against each other in primaries, to the detriment of their chances against Republicans.

    Times Correspondent William March
  2. Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued


    There was an eye-grabbing headline across the top of the front page in your Tampa Bay Times last Monday. It declared, "Fewer learning to teach."

    The University of South Florida College of Education, where enrollment has dropped 40 percent since 2010, mirrors a national trend.
  3. Joe Henderson: Brandon High teammates relive hoop dreams

    Human Interest

    Memories of a special time can echo across miles and decades. They can bring people back to Brandon from as far away as Texas to celebrate something they achieved together.

    Brandon High School basketball coach Jan Bennett exhorts his players during the 1977 game when the Eagles defeated Robinson High in double overtime.
  4. Temple Terrace special election for mayor set for October


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Help Wanted: The ideal candidate who will cheerily represent the city at countless events around the Tampa Bay area and spend long evening hours at least twice a month conducting City Council meetings. Pay is $59, plus change, per week.

    Robert Boss, Temple Terrace councilmember and vice-mayor, is conducting city meetings.
  5. Sculptor Donald Gialanella, creator of Dalí mustache, steels himself to life with Parkinson's

    Human Interest

    Steel. It's steady. It's firm.

    Not like the body that sculptor Donald Gialanella is left with, wracked on the right side by tremors from Parkinson's disease.

    Sculptor Don Gialanella looks through pieces of scrap steel Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Tampa Steel & Supply. The well known artist has created numerous sculptures including the Dali Mustache located at the museum in St. Petersburg, along with numerous others. Gialanella, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, is wondering how much longer he can continue to use his hands to create his works.
  6. William March: Tampa pols pick sides on St. Petersburg mayor race


    It's officially a non-partisan race, but that isn't stopping Tampa Democrats and Republicans from lining up with their party's candidates in the St. Petersburg mayor's race.

    Tampa Bay Times Correspondent William March
  7. Howard Altman: MacDill stops taking 'M' state ID cards; veterans need guide-dog volunteers


    Motorists from four "M" states trying to use their driver's licenses as identification to enter MacDill Air Force Base are now out of luck.

    Southeastern Guide Dogs is seeking families to help raise puppies that may be used to help veterans.
  8. Joe Henderson: If confederate monument stays, tell the real whole story


    Several years ago, I wrote a column for the sports section of The Tampa Tribune that earned me a face-to-face meeting with a representative from a Hillsborough County group promoting southern heritage.

    Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist floated the idea of keeping the controversial Confederate monument outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse but also adding elements to tell the whole story of the time.
  9. Daniel Ruth: Vinik shows civic-mindedness, marketing savvy in MOSI bailout


    Tampa Bay has many fine cultural offerings including the Tampa History Center, the Tampa Museum of Art and St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum.

    The Museum of Science and Industry, with exhibits including a lunar lander, is biding its time until the shrinking center near the University of South Florida can move downtown as part of Jeff Vinik’s $3 billion makeover there.
  10. Three women help fuel business renaissance in Seminole Heights



    Seminole Heights, one of Tampa Bay's oldest neighborhoods, leads the trend of once-neglected regions finding revitalization as fresh and hip destinations for residents and businesses.

    Michelle Baker, Terry Rubio and Kendra Conte, in front of a mural crafted by Pep Rally Inc., have found success in a revitalized Seminole Heights.