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The Bucs have their final tuneup tonight in Miami, so we know you've got questions. The Times' Greg Auman has answers in a live chat, now through 11:30 a.m.


Trigaux: We should be talking about how most people are making less money

At this rate, perhaps Labor Day should be renamed Cheaper Labor Day. That's because taking into account cost-of-living increases since the recession officially ended in 2009, wages have actu …

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St. Petersburg police say no foul play suspected with body found floating near The Pier

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No 'reason to panic' yet about Steven Stamkos contract

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Fear, failure and hope­less­ness in Pinellas' resegregated schools

For thousands of children in Pinellas County’s black neighborhoods, schools aren’t a place to learn, they’re a place to fear. Pay attention as they tell you why.

One fateful decision; years of neglect

How Pinellas County school leaders turned five once-average elementary schools into failure factories.

  1. A family mourns cancellation of 'Sabado Gigante'

    The Feed

    The news jumped out at me from Twitter. I stared for several seconds in disbelief.

    Laura C. Morel and her S?bado Gigante-loving grandmother, Gricelia Mas, around 1995.
  2. Coming elections will show how wise we are as voters

    Columns

    Latest wrinkle in national politics: Donald Trump, an arrogant businessman, and Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, leading and advancing in the polls.

  3. The Festival of Flight, a fish fry and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

    Events

    On screen

    A family-friendly feature film: Wear pajamas and bring a blanket for a family movie night at 5:15 p.m. today at the South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Free. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. For information, including the movie's title, call (727) 834-3331.

  4. For one man, owning dogs has created a warm and fuzzy change

    Human Interest

    We went to brunch on Father's Day, me and my parents, who had driven over from West Palm Beach. We'd gone to a nicer restaurant than usual, and my father had let me order oysters even though he thinks they're gross.

    David Gartner plays with dog Daisy, 13, who was adopted for the two Gartner children but has had David as primary caretaker.
  5. Tell Me About It: Dad takes baby's 'wrong' gender personally

    Relationships

    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering readers' favorites from her archive.

    Rays rookies dressed up include, from left:  C.J. Riefenhauser, Misha Dworken (bullpen catcher), Luke Maile, Mikie Mahtook, Matt Andriese, Enny Romero, Joey Butler, Richie Shaffer.

    Rays rookie dress-up features grass skirts

    Even a crushing walkoff loss can't interfere with the baseball tradition of a rookie dress-up trip, so there were seven players, plus a bullpen catcher, in grass skirts and bikini tops for the late-night train ride to New York....

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    Under proposed law, people could break in to save pets, children, elderly from hot cars

    If you see a helpless dog or baby or senior citizen trapped in a car in the heat, you could break in to rescue them -- assuming a bill in the Legislature for the winter 2016 session passes....

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    Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games....

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