Wind turbines stand at an offshore wind farm in Britain. Florida is poised to ban offshore wind energy in state waters. [Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg]
A bill nearing passage would ban offshore wind turbines in state waters.
From restaurants inside to pairing grocery stories with apartment complexes, there are many new ways for consumers to shop
Wannabe real estate investors flocked to Tampa Bay in search of deals. Then the market changed.


  1. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a news conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 19, 2021. A federal appeals court Monday rejected restrictions that DeSantis and Republican lawmakers placed on workplace training through the Stop Woke Act.
  2. Nurses from the National Nurses United union protest Monday outside HCA Florida Largo Hospital. The hospital is compromising safety by assigning nurses up to 14 patients, they said.
  3. Wind turbines stand at an offshore wind farm in Britain. Florida is poised to ban offshore wind energy in state waters. [Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg]
  4. Beachgoers are seen along Clearwater Beach in 2021. Florida and its beaches are a top destination for spring break. Locally, school districts and three top colleges all share the week of March 11-15 off.
  5. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  6. An X user claimed that the Kids Online Safety Act “would require everyone to upload” government identification “in order to use most sites on the internet.” That's not true.
  7. Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu, president of Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute, demonstrates endoscopic ultrasound technology, on Wednesday.
  8. People gather outside the much-anticipated Publix GreenWise Market, at 555 Channelside Drive in Tampa, moments before the store’s grand opening at 7:00 am on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Tampa. The 26,000-square-foot store is the anchor retail tenant at Heron, the first apartment tower to open at Water Street Tampa, the $3.5-billion downtown development from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment.
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  10. Real estate Investor Ben Mallah chats with attendees to his Real Estate Raw seminar on Feb. 24 in Tampa.
  11. An aerial drone looking east towards downtown with the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters on left, as construction begins for The Central, a major downtown development on the 2.1-acre site of the former St. Petersburg Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  12. Aerial photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers.
  13. The exterior of the Dairy Inn is seen in 2023.
  14. Zach Pace, left, and Ro Patel will soon open Ten Rooms, an ambitious new dining and retail destination inside El Centro Español in Ybor.
  15. Will Hillsborough County schools, which have benefitted from the half penny Community Investment sales tax over the last 28 years to the tune of $655 million, not be part of the next round of tax revenues? [Times (2019)]
  16. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  17. A theft ring that stole from Home Depot stores in South Florida has been busted up by law enforcement.
  18. The Guardian of Law sculpture is seen at the west entrance of the Supreme Court on Thursday in Washington. The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the digital age.
  19. Aeromexico will begin offering flights to and from Tampa International Airport and Mexico City, Mexico, this summer.
  20. David Mitchell, founder of Patients for Affordable Drugs, sits in his home office. Beside him are some of the many drugs he takes to treat multiple myeloma and other conditions. (Arthur Allen/KFF Health News)
  21. In grocery stores, people are shifting away from name brands to store-brand items, switching to discount stores or simply buying fewer items like snacks or gourmet foods.
  22. Ziad Abdeen vanished Friday after embarking on a paddleboard trip in Dunedin. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office found his body on Sunday.
  23. Customers lined up for food at the Pinellas African American Heritage Celebration at Pinewood Cultural Park in Largo on Feb. 24, 2024.
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