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What you need to know for Tuesday, July 26

• Today's forecast looks much like Mondays, according to 10Weather WTSP. It will be hot and humid with a chance of showers.

• It's Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which is seemingly doing the impossible by eclipsing the Republican National Convention in the drama department. Today, the Democrats will officially make Hillary Clinton their first female nominee with a roll call vote. Later, her husband addresses the convention. Watch the live coverage on Tampabay.com.

• Protesters opposed to Donald Trump's run for the presidency are expected to rally today at 10 a.m. in front of his Tampa campaign headquarters, the same day Trump will be joined by Gov. Rick Scott and others for a private Tampa fundraiser. Among those scheduled to participate in the protest are leaders of local chapters of Black Lives Matter, CAIR Florida, Equality Florida, Mi Familia Vota and LULAC 7250. Trump's headquarters are located at 3104 N Armenia Ave. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign issued a flyer that describes a $25,000-a-person lunch fundraiser in Tampa. Details of the event were available upon RSVP.

• The governor-appointed Environmental Regulatory Commission votes during its 9 a.m. meeting on a rule proposed by state regulators that would increase the number of regulated chemicals allowed in drinking water from 54 to 92 chemicals and raise the allowed limits on more than two dozen known carcinogens — all currently regulated — from levels that are from 20 percent to 1,100 percent higher than current standards.

• For Pinellas County property owners trying to plan for this year's tax bill, today might be a good time to start tuning in. The largest part of that bill, the school tax, is starting to take shape. During a 6:30 p.m. public hearing at school district headquarters in Largo, the School Board will vote on a preliminary tax rate of $7.32 for every $1,000 of taxable value. That's down from last year's rate of $7.77. Stay with tampabay.com for the latest on these developments.

• The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority this week will consider a $36 million deal to provide transportation services to people with disabilities who cannot use regular bus service. The new contract would go to Care Ride LLC and it could provide up to 2 million individual rides over five years. Look for Mark Puente's story on the new proposed service on tampabay.com on Tuesday.

• Before she takes the stage in Tampa tonight, the seemingly unbreakable Gwen Stefani talked about bouncing back from a hellish year to retain her throne as the empowering punk heroine turned platinum pop queen we all root for.

• Food critic Laura Reiley took a spin through the newly unveiled Disney Springs, the shopping-dining-entertainment complex formerly known as Downtown Disney that has been dubbed a "theme park for food." She talked with celebrity chefs Art Smith and Rick Bayless about their newly opened restaurants there and their thoughts on the future of food.

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

Singer Gwen Stefani performs at the MidFlo amphitheater tonight. [Michael Loccisano | Getty Images]

Singer Gwen Stefani performs at the MidFlo amphitheater tonight. [Michael Loccisano | Getty Images]

What you need to know for Tuesday, July 26 07/26/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:40am]
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