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Local leaders request permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County

Elected leaders from the Tampa Bay area are calling on the federal government to grant "emergency use" authorization to allow genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of Zika in Pinella …

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Shopping centers pursue 'Internet proof' tenants that can survive online competitors

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Pam Keith dazzles Democrats in final stretch of U.S. Senate bid

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Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

Movie Planner: Two local horror shows, plus 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection' opening

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Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

Dining planner: Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month warrants heading east on Interstate 4 for dinner

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Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

Steven Tyler still rocking, still surprising at 68

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Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

Drake, bound for Tampa Saturday, tries to please the masses

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  1. Enrollment drops in Pinellas County public schools

    Blogs

    Pinellas County's public school population has dropped below 101,000.

  2. Tampa Prep School leader is cleared to return to school

    K12

    TAMPA — The head of school at Tampa Bay Preparatory School is back on the job after an investigation stemming from a decades-old allegation of wrongdoing, the school announced this week.

  3. What's coming to and leaving Netflix in September?

    Blogs

    September sees a slew of new television seasons coming to Netflix this month, including the highly anticipated new Marvel series Luke Cage. There's also the addition of Jaws and its sequels, as well as Zootopia and The Finest Hours as Disney's deal with the streaming service starts this …

    The first season of Marvel's Luke Cage comes to Netflix in September.
  4. The score guy, like everyone, was important to Monsignor Higgins

    Columns

    TAMPA — Monsignor Laurence Higgins was said to be a pastor for the elite and powerful, and no doubt that is true. Rich folks and leaders need religion, too.

    Monsignor Laurence Higgins, shown during his 2007 retirement party, served a parish that seemed to be everyone who crossed his path. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times (2007)]
  5. News at Noon: Bucs unveil new scoreboard; Invest 99L still disorganized; Rubio in Plant City; Honoring Terry Tomalin's legacy

    News

    After two games on the road, the Bucs play their first home preseason game tonight, against the Cleveland Browns. There's plenty to scrutinize on the field and around it. Fans at Raymond …

    New upgrades have been made in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Fame Club and the new installation of higher quality video screens at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
  6. Local leaders request permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County

    Health

    Elected leaders from the Tampa Bay area are calling on the federal government to grant "emergency use" authorization to allow genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of Zika in Pinellas County.

  7. Florida leaders' calls for crackdown on public corruption go unheeded

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — For years, a small group of top Florida political leaders quietly prodded the federal government to be more aggressive in rooting out political corruption in the state capital.

    Former Senator Bob Graham of Florida in his office in Miami Lakes, Fla., March 26, 2015. Concerned about the amount of special interest money in Tallahassee, Graham and a group of state political leaders from both parties are requesting greater help from the U.S. attorney's office in the Northern District of Florida to investigate public corruption.  [Benjamin Rusnak | The New York Times]
  8. Florida consumer confidence tumbles to lowest point of the year

    Personal Finance

    Floridians turned sharply more pessimistic in August, driving consumer confidence down to the lowest point of the year, according to a survey released Friday.

    Rising concern over personal finances helped drive down Florida consumer confidence to the lowest point of the year. [Getty Images]
  9. Solar's double message: Voters should vote yes now, no later

    Blogs

    Signs like this one will be popping up regularly across the Sunshine State, as pro-Amendment 4 forces urge voters to vote yes now -- and no later.

    A "Yes on 4, No on 1" yard sign.
  10. Shopping centers pursue 'Internet proof' tenants that can survive online competitors

    Retail

    At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are "Internet proof."

    This Whole Foods Market  at Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater, shown during its opening in 2014, is part of a trend toward having shopping destinations that are "Internet-proof."  [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]


Poll: Jewish voters prefer Clinton to Trump

Jewish voters in Florida favor Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump by a wide margin....

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Jake Odorizzi’s 1.64 ERA during the second half of the season is the lowest post-All-Star Break ERA in team history and the second lowest this season in the majors.

For starters: Lineups vs. Red Sox for homestand finale

The Rays and Red Sox return today to the Trop for a quick turnaround after last night’s 11-inning affair won by the Rays 4-3 on a walk-off error....

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Donteea Dye, pictured, is competing against special-teams standout Russell Shepard, as well as other young receivers like Evan Spencer.

Donteea Dye making case to stick with Bucs as cuts approach

The Bucs' fourth and fifth receiver jobs remain largely up for grabs with two preseason games remaining, but Donteea Dye, holding down the kickoff return job and making plays on offense, is making a case to stick around through final cuts....

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