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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Tampa has much at stake in historic Cuba changes
A man waves a Cuban flag while celebrating the restoration of diplomatic relations between the island nation and the United States, in the courtyard of the Cuban Embassy in Santiago, Chile.
Already, travel and trade restrictions that sting nationwide feel easier here. And Tampa has maintained economic and political ties with Cuba that could mean a financial windfall for the city.
The Rays and St. Petersburg have a contract for the team to play at Tropicana Field through 2027. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
St. Pete council vote on Rays stadium proposal today
Jeff Vinik speaks during a press conference to reveal his development plans for the Channel District around Amalie Arena. The plan includes more than $1 billion in construction. JAY CONNOR/STAFF
Vinik’s plans include more than $1 billion in construction
For two weeks starting in early January, Hillsborough County Animal Services will stop accepting surrendered animals from the public. During the temporary halt in that service, the agency will move its animals so it can tent and fumigate its buildings for termites.
Pest control to pause animal intake at county shelter
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