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Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

TAMPA — A delegation that traveled to Cuba last week signed up in the belief they would be part of history — the Charlie Crist excursion, featuring the Florida gubernatorial candidate who denounced the Cuban embargo.
Updated: 1 hour ago

State sues Digital Domain to try to recoup $20 million in incentives

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s administration Tuesday filed a politically charged lawsuit trying to recoup millions of dollars it says a now-bankrupt special effects company “fraudulently” secured from the state....
Updated: 16 hours ago
Tampa-area housing sales, prices rise in June

Tampa-area housing sales, prices rise in June

The June housing report released Tuesday by Florida Realtors paints a fairly bright picture of the market here with more closed sales and better median housing prices than the Tampa metro area saw a year ago.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Settlement approved, Vinik takes control of Channelside

Settlement approved, Vinik takes control of Channelside

After years of acrimonious lawsuits, the Channelside legal fight came to a quick resolution Monday, as the judge controlling the case approved a settlement that gives Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik effective control of the property....
Published: 07/21/14
HART wants funds to plan county transit

HART wants funds to plan county transit

TAMPA — The regional transit board gave a unanimous thumbs down Monday to a plan that would focus most early transit expansion in downtown Tampa. That plan, board members said, could leave people in the rest of the Hillsborough County standing...
Published: 07/21/14

Copa Airlines to fly daily from Tampa for holidays

TAMPA — Copa Airlines, which began flying between Tampa and Panama City in December, will begin holiday-season daily flights from here beginning Nov. 17, running through Jan. 3.
Published: 07/21/14
Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Selvey dies

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Selvey dies

TAMPA — Former Hillsborough County Commissioner James D. “Big Jim” Selvey, the first Republican elected to the commission in the modern era, died Sunday.
Published: 07/21/14
Detroit Tigers loyal to Lakeland, will stay

Detroit Tigers loyal to Lakeland, will stay

After 78 years of spring training in Lakeland, the Detroit Tigers have signed for 20 more years.
Published: 07/21/14

St. Pete mayor against city workers’ unionization push

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman plans to oppose efforts of a group of city workers who want to join the Florida Public Service Union.
Published: 07/21/14
 Pinellas port study dredges up concerns

Pinellas port study dredges up concerns

The concept of a dredged, 50-acre seaport in coastal waters prized for unspoiled beauty and sensitive ecosystems raises serious doubts for those concerned about protecting the health of the bay.
Published: 07/20/14