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  1. Crisafulli: Why the Florida House opposes Medicaid expansion


    In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the option to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and Florida has chosen not to expand. There are principled reasons for declining to grow a program that currently covers 3.7 million Floridians at a cost of $23.5 billion per year, or about one-third of Florida's budget.

  2. Tell Me About It: With maturity comes new dating agenda


    Q: I'm back to dating after a multiple-year relationship. Years ago, I think I believed it was wrong for people to "date around" without being explicitly clear that's what they were doing. Now that I'm closer to 30 than 21, things feel oddly less clear, not more. I am not sleeping with anyone, but there are a few …

  3. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 April 30-May 6



    Free Comic Book Day: There are 50 titles available this year in the annual publishing industry effort to showcase titles and bring a new generation of fans into comic book stories. At Heroes' Haven in Carrollwood, 4339 Gunn Highway, the first 150 people in the store Saturday get all 50 free …

    Enjoy a mint julep or two on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs or Derby Lane as you wait for the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby.
  4. My sad lesson in what dignity means today


    Three weeks ago, when I sat my teenage daughters down to deliver the difficult news, I said, "Girls, I have to tell you something upsetting."

  5. On TV, a flood of memories about the end of the Vietnam War

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    The PBS programmers get a little carried away this week with the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, but the occasion at least gives Rory Kennedy's excellent Last Days in Vietnam an opportunity to reach a broader audience.

    People climb walls to get into the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975.
    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. ...


    Legislature passes long-sought effort to increase regulations on ALFs

    After trying for four years to improve conditions at the state’s assisted living facilities, the Florida Senate on Wednesday sent to the governor a proposal to improve enforcement and oversight at the homes that serve more than 86,000 senior residents....


    Rays monitoring situation in violent Baltimore

    Rays officials aree monitoring the violent situation in Baltimore in advance of a scheduled weekend series....