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Campbell Park principal will leave campus

Christine Hoffman, the embattled principal of Campbell Park Elementary will leave campus while an "administrative review" is conducted, district officials said Monday. ...

FAST wants more Penny for Pinellas tax money spent on affordable housing


Goal of state's new child welfare plan: more help for investigators and more foster parents


  1. Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government


    CARACAS, Venezuela — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.

    Opposition member shut down a main road during a protest Monday against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. [Associated Press]
  2. Rays blow another lead, lose to first-place Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Monday started so well for the Rays, some still seemingly rare national recognition as Steven Souza Jr. won the AL player of the week award, and on his 28th birthday no less.

    Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer paces around the mound as the Orioles’ Hyun Soo Kim circles the bases in the sixth after hitting the first of back-to-back homers off Archer.
  3. FAST wants more Penny for Pinellas tax money spent on affordable housing


    ST. PETERSBURG — City and county officials were asked to commit millions of dollars of sales tax revenues to build more affordable housing in Pinellas during a gathering of about 3,000 people Monday night at Tropicana Field.

    St. Petersburg Council member Darden Rice
  4. State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday.

  5. Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute with Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting embattled Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott.

    Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. [Orlando Sentinel via AP]
  6. As budget talks crash, Corcoran wants 'continuation' budget, no new spending

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A bitter stalemate over spending forced the Legislature to suspend work on a budget Monday, stirring more bad blood among Republicans and putting an on-time adjournment in doubt.

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R- Land O' Lakes and Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R- Stuart, talk during a joint session of the Florida Legislature in March. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  7. Tampa Bay area business leaders lobby on contentious transit bill


    TALLAHASSEE — More than a dozen top business local executives went to Tallahassee with an appeal in the days following last week's political showdown between three GOP senators from Tampa Bay over a regional transit bill.

    Keep talking. Please.

    Rick Homans is president of the Tampa Bay Partnership.
  8. The next step Bucs' Mike Evans knows he needs to take


    TAMPA — Even at 23, Bucs WR Mike Evans understands he needs to take on more of a leadership role with veteran Vincent Jackson not back for 2017.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) leaves the field after a 30-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
  9. Editorial: Don't cut legal aid for the poor


    President Donald Trump's budget-slashing proposals to defund Planned Parenthood and PBS have received plenty of attention. Flying dangerously under the radar is the president's push to eliminate federal money for the Legal Services Corp., which distributes millions in Florida and elsewhere to local organizations that …

    Everyone should have competent legal advice when they need help securing veterans benefits, seeking lost wages, fighting eviction from an apartment or coping with domestic abuse.
  10. Haley, Young center among VA hospitals where drugs disappeared en route to patients


    The Tampa area's two Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals — James A. Haley in Tampa and C.W. Bill Young in St. Petersburg — are among five in Florida reporting the loss of prescription pain killers, according to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.

    The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa is one of five in Florida reporting missing drugs.

State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday....


Marc Topkin checks in from windy Baltimore, where the Rays are scheduled to play the Orioles.

Video preview: Rays vs. Orioles vs. the weather in Baltimore

Having gone 1-6 on their first road trip of the season, the Rays are aiming for better as they - weather permitting - open a nine-day, eight-game, three-city roadtrip tonight in Baltimore, with Chris Archer on the mound. It was windy this afternoon, as you can see, and rain is expected tonight:

Here is our video preview:...


Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

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