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  1. Tuesday's letters: Everyone needs health insurance


    GOP feuding sends session into stalemate | April 26

    Everyone needs health insurance

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 28


    Alanis Morissette: You Oughta Know the singer was inducted in March into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Now she will perform an intimate, acoustic show in St. Petersburg. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Though it is close to selling out, the theater released some more seats …

  3. Column: Working to end poverty


    As a city leader, I find that income inequality and poverty in our city weigh upon me heavily. It is not one of the fun or sexy issues, but no responsible leader can neglect the most seemingly intractable of all our challenges: the cycle of poverty.

  4. Profile of a minimum wage worker


    If the federal government ever raises the minimum wage, it wouldn't help everyone — immediately, at least. Although raising the floor reverberates throughout the wage scale, the vast majority of workers already make more than $7.25 an hour.

  5. Recipes, tips for a picture perfect picnic while the weather is nice


    Do you feel that breeze? That gentle reminder that Tampa Bay has not yet been lost to the wet, scorching days of summer? It's telling you to drop whatever you're doing and embrace the sliver of springtime we have left. The ideal activity: a picnic.

    Try a meal of crackers with artichoke spread and bright red beet hummus; fried chicken with an olive medley; a hunk of Brie and that trusty baguette; a premade fruit salad; and a fizzy drink.
    Pictured, from left, Matt Baker and Tom Jones of the Times, Tom Korn of ABC Action News, and the Times' Rick Stroud and Greg Auman.

    Miss our round-table discussion on the Bucs' No. 1 pick? Watch it here

    The Tampa Bay Times teamed up with ABC Action News last week for our one-hour video special - The Plank: First Draft. ...


    State Senator Tom Lee, R- Brandon talks with Senator Anitere Flores , R- Miami, Monday, June 27, 2015, about the ongoing budget battle in the Florida Legislature. As part of their discussion, Lee talked about Florida Governor Rick Scott's stance and actions on the $4 billion health care budget impasse. "I believe we have the right answers," said Lee to Flores, referring to the Florida Senate. Lee is the Senate Appropriations Chair.

    Florida budget impasse debate


    The Rays will have Nathan Karns on the mound tonight; the Yankees counter with Adam Warren.

    For starters, Rays at Yankees, looking for a six-pack

    UPDATE, 4:23: Though Jennings is not in Rays lineup, am hearing he could be available off bench tonight.