The button panel inside an elevator at Edition at Water Street Tampa. Notice a number missing?
Superstition has long meant tall buildings don’t designate a 13th floor. In Tampa Bay’s building boom, some are bucking that tradition.
CEO Adelee Le Grand misled the public and her staff, an investigating attorney found
From boat shows to tattoo fests, no work day is the same, say employees of the Florida State Fair Authority.
The white-hot market experienced a cool down in the second half of the year.


  1. Procure by the Women’s Creative, at Tampa's Hyde Park Village, opens Saturday. Local brand partners and employees preview products featured in the shop’s storefront on Thursday in advance of its grand opening.
  2. Left from right: Friendship bracelets made by Stephanie Smith, a "Bejeweled" inspired outfit by Ashley Devenport and a costume that nods to multiple Taylor Swift eras by Diego Colon.
  3. Conditions have greatly improved at Piney Point, according to site operators, and site closure is underway. Crews work to pump water from New Gypsum Stack South where a leak formed two years ago, prompting an emergency water release and becoming an environmental disaster for Tampa Bay.
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  5. The Reedy Creek Improvement District has been renamed the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, but Disney essentially gutted its powers before the change.
  6. A fleet of historic vessels sailing in Tampa Bay from the St. Pete Pier on Thursday.
  7. The Hillsborough County Sportsplex will be the beneficiary of a recommended budget boost from the Hillsborough Tourist Development Council, which agreed to set aside $500,000 each of the next two years for the complex.
  8. The button panel inside an elevator at Edition at Water Street Tampa. Notice a number missing?
  9. Mayor Jane Castor watches a presentation during a Hillsborough Area Regional board meeting on Monday in Tampa.
  10. Florida Rep. Bob Rommel during a Florida House of Representatives committee hearing on Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee. Rommel is the House sponsor of the Government and Corporate Activism bill.
  11. A burner on a stove emits blue flames from natural gas. A Florida bill would create incentives for the development of renewable natural gas.
  12. The entrance to the headquarters of what was then called the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, on Jan. 25, 2023. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida legislators renamed the special district and gave DeSantis the power to appoint the board’s members.
  13. Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston is resigning and will soon become general counsel for Citizens Property Insurance.
  14. “As demand is high to move to a place like Florida, it makes it more challenging for folks to be able to afford,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a bill-signing event Wednesday in Naples. “I think this is the biggest effort that’s ever been done in the history of Florida.”
  15. Danielle McCoy serves a Bin Board to guests at Bin 6 South, a new restaurant that serves up big flavors in a tiny St. Petersburg space.
  16. Eatonville is perhaps best known through the work of Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston.
  17. Samira Kraziem is a senior project manager for Suffolk Construction.
  18. With Original Medicare, the Medicare recipient can make as much money as needed and not lose medical benefits, unlike Medicaid benefits which you can lose if you make too much money.
  19. Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola, said he intends to propose modifications to his bill that would make it easier to sue over defamation claims.
  20. Under current law, consumer-finance loan companies can charge 30 percent annual interest on the first $3,000 of principal amounts, 24 percent on amounts between $3,000 and $4,000 and 18 percent on amounts between $4,000 and $25,000. Florida lawmakers' new bill would set an across-the-board maximum 36 percent rate.
  21. Calida, a new wine bar and restaurant, is now open in St. Petersburg's Crescent Heights neighborhood.
  22. Wisconsin-based company, Escape, is building 23 tiny homes in Thonotosassa.
  23. Matt Weidner in downtown St. Petersburg.
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