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Forum scheduled to present plan for redrawing school boundaries in Hernando

BROOKSVILLE — Parents and other interested residents will have one more chance to discuss a rezoning of Hernando County schools that, so far, has avoided the acrimony often associated with t …


Tropical Storm Fred expected to strike Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane, start weakening by mid-week


Fading Rays lose again, fall to 0-6 against Royals


  1. Tell Me About It: Ability to tolerate alcohol is individual


    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

  2. Cruise lines keep wary eye on Tropical Storm Erika, adjust itineraries


    As Tropical Storm Erika continues to be a threat in the Caribbean Sea, Florida-based cruise lines are alerting passengers about possible changes to itineraries. Here is the latest as of Friday evening.


  3. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 29-31

  4. Opinion: The way forward for schools in Pinellas County


    Four key voices on public education in Pinellas offer next steps to help kids in failing St. Petersburg elementaries.

    After being dropped off by his grandmother, kindergartner Tyree Parker sat outside Maximo Elementary last year, waiting for school to begin. Maximo is one of the five lowest-performing schools in Pinellas. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  5. Editorial: Reasonable standards needed for rideshare companies


    Hillsborough County and the rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have a common interest in ending a yearlong standoff on passenger service. Uber and Lyft are increasingly popular, and they aren't going away —but they also cannot be allowed to thumb their noses at local regulations and operate at will in violation of …

    Uber users order a ride through an app on their phone or computer.

    For starters, Rays vs. Royals, trying to win one

    UPDATE, 11:39: There is some risk for the Rays in terms of late game moves by having both catchers in the lineup, but the idea was to include Arencibia's bat and also give Cabrera a day off. ... Talked with Don Wakamatsu, the Royals bench coach who was runner-up to Cash for the Rays job, and he said he enjoyed the process and felt the team made the right choice based on where they were. ... Rays are hoping to avoid their first season series sweep of more than six games....


    Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

    Winner of the week

    Rick Scott. A new Quinnipiac poll found 45 percent of Florida voters approve of his performance and 44 percent disapprove. Those are his best numbers since taking office. In today's polarized political environment 45 is the new 55....


    Bucs Winston continues an up and down preseason

    If his preseason is any indication, quarterback Jameis Winston is going to take the Bucs on a carnival ride as a rookie in the NFL....