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  1. Legislature tries to turn the tables on judges in redistricting cases

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — In an aggressive attempt to weaken the Fair Districts amendments to the Florida Constitution, a House committee on Wednesday passed legislation to create new hurdles to legal challenges to the maps lawmakers draw.

    Rep. Larry Ahern, R- Seminole, is sponsoring a bill that would make it harder for the courts to challenge maps of districts that lawmakers draw. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Tampa Bay Times
  2. Saving the day? Rays go with catchers Derek Norris and Jesus Sucre

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays went into the offseason seeking to improve a catching corps that seems perpetually in need of an upgrade since — save for a brief flash from Dioner Navarro — the halcyon days of Toby Hall and John Flaherty.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) and catcher Jesus Sucre (45) laugh on their way to the dugout for the start of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
  3. Lightning's Steven Stamkos could return this weekend (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is close to making his much-anticipated return, which could come this weekend.

  4. 3 takeaways from Wednesday's win against the Orioles

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  5. Hillsborough needs 25 new fire stations, not meeting response goals, fire chief warns

    Fire

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County needs 25 new fire stations in the next 25 years to keep up with the thousands of people moving here each year, Fire Rescue Chief Dennis Jones told county commissioners Wednesday.

    Hillsborough County's fire chief told county commissioners Wednesday that the county needs 25 new fire stations in the next 25 years to keep up with the rising population. [Luis Santana | Times]
  6. After 36 years at Tech Data Corp., Tampa Bay's largest company, Steve Raymund is retiring

    Business

    The son of the founder of Tech Data Corp., Tampa Bay's largest corporation by revenues, will step down as chairman of the global technology distributor in June. Steve Raymund joined Tech Data in 1981, serving as CEO from 1986 to 2006, and has long been considered one of the region's top business leaders.

    In his younger days during a 20-year career as CEO of Tech Data Corp., Steve Raymund had yet to realize how large the company founded by his father would become. Today it is one of Florida's largest corporations by revenues. He retires as chairman in June after 36 years at Tech Data. [Maurice Rivenbark, Times]
  7. Pam Bondi hosts Women's Empowerment Panel at White House

    Blogs

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was the host Wednesday for the Women's Empowerment Panel at the White House.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks at the Women's Empowerment Panel on Wednesday at the White House.
  8. Trump ad promises 'it's only just begun'

    Blogs

    Here's the Trump ad playing in Florida and other states.

  9. Times recommends: Vote yes on St. Petersburg soccer referendum

    Editorials

    St. Petersburg voters have an exciting, low-risk opportunity to help bring Major League Soccer to Tampa Bay. A single question on ballots arriving by mail this week asks voters to allow the city to negotiate a long-term lease for a new waterfront stadium if the Tampa Bay Rowdies win an MLS franchise. Rowdies owner Bill …

    Ballots arriving by mail this week ask St. Petersburg voters whether the city can negotiate a long-term lease for a new waterfront soccer stadium if the Rowdies win an MLS franchise.
  10. Jimmy Fallon brings Vin Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal and Jay Leno to Orlando for taping of 'The Tonight Show'

    Blogs

    Next week Universal Orlando hosts one of the kings of late night TV, and he's bringing a slew of stars with him.

    Jimmy Fallon brings his Tonight Show to Universal Orlando April 3-6, celebrating the opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Versions of draft legislative maps from 2012

House targets judiciary with new redistricting rules

In an aggressive attempt to weaken the Fair Districts amendments to the Florida Constitution, a House committee on Wednesday passed legislation to create new hurdles to legal challenges to the maps lawmakers draw. ...

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3 takeaways from Wednesday's win against the Orioles

3 takeaways from Rays 15-6 win against the Orioles:...

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Jimmy Fallon brings his Tonight Show to Universal Orlando April 3-6, celebrating the opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon brings Vin Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal and Jay Leno to Orlando for taping of 'The Tonight Show'

Next week Universal Orlando hosts one of the kings of late night TV, and he's bringing a slew of stars with him....

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