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The DayStarter: Tampa's West Shore Blvd. reopens today, it's the deadline to run for local office and St. Pete Pride is this weekend

Gear up for a weekend of 90-degree temperatures and potential afternoon storms, 10Weather WTSP says.

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. It's nearly impossible to tell what effect the vote will have in the long term (will it bring the end of the U.K.?) but we'll try to figure out what happens next.

• Today is the filing deadline for candidates running for office this November. Already dozens of candidates from across Tampa Bay have qualified for the ballot for offices ranging from local school board and county commissioner to House and Senate races. But late stragglers have until noon to submit the paperwork (and the fee) required to run. Check our Bay Buzz blog for any late-breaking surprises.

• South Tampa will rejoice when (or rather, if) the city finally reopens a portion of S West Shore Boulevard that has been shut down since May 11 to fix the Watrous Canal. The festivities start at 6 a.m., when Mayor Bob Buckhorn himself will be on hand to remove the final barricade. Follow our reporter Ariana Figueroa on Twitter (@ArianaLFigueroa) for updates throughout the day.

• Two weeks after a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, the mood of this year's St. Pete Pride festival will inevitably shift to a more somber tone, organizers and participants say.

• When banks were foreclosing on people by the thousands during the Great Recession, foreclosure defense lawyers bought ads on TV and on billboards. Now that foreclosures have dropped to a trickle, real estate reporter Susan Taylor Martin writes, they are resorting to cheaper and more desperate measures — mainly direct mailings with lots of gimmicks.

• Parents of school-age children know this all too well: The wait to pick up your kid from school can be long and excruciating. Jerome R. Stockfisch found a Tampa man who has invented an app that helps schools and parents connect to cut down on wait times.

• A change in FAA regulations over the use of drones will make it easier for businesses to use them starting later this summer. So, what businesses may begin using drones more often?

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay.

• The NHL draft is at 7 tonight. Will the Lightning make a trade or stick with their first pick? It's not even a top-five selection, but that doesn't mean they aren't creating some drama. Follow beat writer Joe Smith's reports all day on our live blog.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London on Friday as his wife Samantha looks on. Cameron says he will resign by the time of party conference in the fall after Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday. [Associated Press]

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London on Friday as his wife Samantha looks on. Cameron says he will resign by the time of party conference in the fall after Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday. [Associated Press]

The DayStarter: Tampa's West Shore Blvd. reopens today, it's the deadline to run for local office and St. Pete Pride is this weekend 06/24/16 [Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2016 1:59pm]
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