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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

TAMPA — Hillsborough River State Park, Fort DeSoto, the Babcock Ranch Preserve critical to Florida panthers in South Central Florida, first-magnitude springs that manatees call home.
Updated: 2 mins ago
Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

TAMPA — On Nov. 4, voters will determine whether Florida becomes the 24th state and the first in the South to approve a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
Updated: 4 mins ago
Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Leaders from Tampa's Florida Aquarium visited Cuba over the weekend to discuss a possible research partnership with the island nation's National Aquarium in Havana.
Updated: 23 mins ago
Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

The city council is developing a “specialty center” and open-container area encompassing the Riverwalk that will allow patrons to carry beer, wine and cocktails as they take in the Hillsborough River view.
Updated: 33 mins ago

Pinellas officials weigh scaled-down homeless clinic

The Bayside Health Clinic will be added onto the Pinellas Safe Harbor homeless shelter on 49th Street and will include exam rooms and offices for counseling services. There also will be dental treatment for homeless.
Updated: 36 mins ago
USF St. Pete won't host African journalists over Ebola fears

USF St. Pete won't host African journalists over Ebola fears

The campus has reversed its agreement to host the 14 journalists because of concerns about Ebola. The journalists had been invited by the U.S. State Department to learn about journalism in the United States.
Updated: 37 mins ago
Lightning lose on late goal in Edmonton

Lightning lose on late goal in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta — Plenty of eyes were zeroed in on the NHL debut of highly regarded Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin on Monday night in Edmonton.
Updated: 46 mins ago
Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

JACKSONVILLE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist are squaring off in their final debate.
Updated: 50 mins ago
Clouds, but not much rain expected in Tampa area

Clouds, but not much rain expected in Tampa area

It should be cloudy or partly cloudy in the Tampa Bay area today, the product of a broad area of moisture-laden low pressure over Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.
Updated: 54 mins ago
Bucs take weekend off, gain ground in NFC South

Bucs take weekend off, gain ground in NFC South

The 2014 NFC South title is still a prize the Bucs can win, because even at 1-5, the Bucs aren't out of it yet.
Updated: 58 mins ago