Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Tim Fanning

Tim Fanning is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.



The candidates for Florida House 64: State Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa (left); Democrat Jessica Harrington (center); and independent Andy Warrener (right.) [Grant campaign; Harrington campaign; Warrener campaign]

Florida House 64 results: Jessica Harrington concedes to James Grant

The battleground is an area of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties where rural lifestyles are being threatened by urban sprawl.
Published: 11/06/18
Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White defeated Democrat Andrew Davis.

Hillsborough Commission District 4 election results: Stacy White re-elected

White, who was elected to the commission in 2014 after a four-year stint as a Hillsborough School Board member, was viewed as a strong favorite to retain the mostly rural and suburban seat.
Published: 11/06/18
The candidates for Florida House 64: State Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa (left); Democrat Jessica Harrington (center); and independent Andy Warrener (right.) [Grant campaign; Harrington campaign; Warrener campaign]

James Grant, Jessica Harrington, Andy Warrener, face off for Florida House District 64: What you need to know

The incumbent Republican faces a Democratic challenger and an independent candidate in his re-election bid.
Published: 11/04/18
With its Falcon Wing doors, front trunk or

Serious upgrade, from golf carts to Teslas, for riders of free downtown shuttle

TAMPA — Many people who ride the free, app-based shuttle known as the Downtowner are getting a shock this month when their driver pulls up.Since it launched two years ago, the service has relied on a fleet of GEM electric vehicles that look...
Updated: 3 months ago
State Rep. Jamie Grant is running for re-election in Florida House District 64. [Courtesy of Grant campaign]

Florida House: Incumbent James Grant wins big

TAMPA —Incumbent state Rep. James Grant easily clinched the Republican nomination for Florida House District 64 against first-time candidate Terry Power.Grant will now face Democratic candidate and Hillsborough middle school...
Updated: 3 months ago
Florida House: Primary win puts Valdes in Tallahassee

Florida House: Primary win puts Valdes in Tallahassee

TAMPA — Democratic candidate Susan Valdes won the House District 62 seat on Tuesday and will replace term-limited state Rep. Janet Cruz, who has served since 2010.Valdes beat Michael Alvarez, 34, a Marine veteran. Union organizer...
Updated: 3 months ago
Donna Christian planted some leafy green scarlet milkweed in the backyard of her Davis Islands home last month to attract a few butterflies. Now, colorful monarchs, a species in decline, are flocking to her place. [TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times]

Davis Islands woman, surprised by 100 cocoons, now working to save the monarchs

TAMPA — It was all by accident.Donna Christian planted some scarlet milkweed in the backyard of her Davis Islands home last month to attract a few butterflies. Gardening was a hobby she had just taken up, something for the stay-at-home mother...
Updated: 3 months ago
Colonel, center, who to many was a local celebrity, was found dead last week. Dylan Breese, founder of the Ybor Chicken Society, said he was

Latest theory as Ybor chickens vanish: killing and kidnapping at hands of humans

TAMPA — In the past few months, as dozens of Ybor City’s iconic roaming chickens have vanished, the population has plunged from an estimated 89 to just 29 today. Hawks are the likely culprit, the Tampa City Council heard during a meeting where...
Updated: 3 months ago
Girl, 4, dies after mom tosses her into Hillsborough River

Girl, 4, dies after mom tosses her into Hillsborough River

TAMPA — A 4-year-old girl died Thursday after her mother threw her into the Hillsborough River, according to Tampa police.
Updated: 3 months ago
Tampa City Hall, historic and modern

Tampa voters could get say in proposed changes to discrimination law

TAMPA — Tampa voters may face a series of questions on the city’s March election ballot that could fundamentally change how Tampa treats discrimination issues. By unanimous vote, City Council members gave initial approval Thursday to proposed...
Updated: 4 months ago