1. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., one of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's harshest critics, answers questions from members of the media after speaking on the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday. Gaetz filed a resolution to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker late Monday. The move from the far-right Republican to use the procedural tool — called a motion to vacate — sets up a likely showdown vote in the House in the days ahead.
  2. The SunRunner, shown parked at a St. Pete Beach stop in August, is no longer free: Regular fares went into effect Sunday.
  3. Incoming freshman Samantha Champlain during New College of Florida's move-in and orientation on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Sarasota. The school is expected to choose a new president this week amid questions about its direction.
  4. Then-Florida Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, debates on the floor, June 19, 2015, in Tallahassee. Don Gaetz, father of Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, said Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, that he intends to run again for the Florida Senate, a chamber he led as president from 2012 to 2014.
  5. Gerard Porebski displays his “I Voted” sticker after casting his ballot at Precinct #33 at the Gulf Harbors Civic Association on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, in New Port Richey.
  6. Tom Arnold attends the premiere of "Underdeveloped" on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles.
  7. Former Clearwater City Commissioner Sue Berfield, left, and Fred Fisher keep track of a fundraising effort for the swimming pool under construction at the Long Center in 1989.
  8. Ken Jeong performs Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.
  9. A row of grapes is seen inside the quasi greenhouse at the Oregon State University's vineyard near Alpine, Ore., on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. The U.S. West Coast produces over 90% of America's wine, but it's also prone to wildfires, a combustible combination that spelled disaster in 2020 and one that scientists, including at Oregon State, are scrambling to neutralize. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
  10. Negotiators for the Pinellas County school district and the teachers union discuss salaries and benefits during bargaining on Sept. 27, 2023.
  11. U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy speaks to Rep. Matt Gaetz in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2023.
  12. Lauren Nickerson uses sugar pearls to finish her cake during Baked in the Burg's cake-decorating class on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Toast the Hostess in St. Petersburg.
  13. Nadia Combs, Hillsborough County School Board Chair, speaks during the yearly back-to-school news conference for Hillsborough County at Hillsborough High School on Friday, Aug. 4, in Tampa. She said she expects an expensive attempt by her political opposition to try to "paint me as someone I'm not."
  14. Martin Baron will discuss his book "Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post" at the Times Festival of Reading.
  15. The Cinderella Castle is seen at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista.
  16. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Pensacola.
  17. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., gives two thumbs up as the Senate votes to approve a 45-day funding bill to keep federal agencies open, on Saturday.
  18. A Pinellas deputy shot and killed someone who raised a gun toward him, according to police.
  19. Avi Brosh is owner of Palisociety, a California-based company that is opening the Palihouse hotel in Tampa's Hyde Park Village.
  20. A selection of Powerball tickets are shown at the Route One Wine and Spirits liquor store, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Another Powerball drawing Saturday, another chance at a jackpot that is inching toward $1 billion.
  21. Gen. Eric Smith, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, swears in Lance Cpl. Samantha Harris, center, and others, as they reenlist at the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial on Feb. 23 in Arlington, Va.
  22. The Classic Pizza, made with Bianco tomatoes and mozzarella, is removed after baking at 680 degrees in an oven at The Violet Stone, 2134 9th Ave. N., in St. Petersburg.
  23. CHRIS URSO   |   Times
Then-Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn walks with then-candidate Jane Castor during her 2019 campaign. Buckhorn's name has popped up as a potential successor to Castor when her second term ends in 2027.
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