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Rays To Launch Website For Public Feedback About Stadium

The Tampa Bay Rays plan to launch a website soon that will let the public contribute their ideas, and feedback on what they'd like to include in a new ballpark.
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How do you teach kids about ecology when the natural world is shrinking around them?

In fast growing Florida, one solution is to take environmental studies outside the walls of a classroom.

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Florida has the third largest number of workers affected by a new federal rule to extend overtime benefits so  businesses should start preparing now, said an attorney who specializes in employment issues.

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When Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's real estate venture -- Strategic Property Partners -- named James Nozar as its first CEO in March, that was a sure sign that something big was about to happen.

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Ever since the University of South Florida started playing football 19 years ago, the question has been: Will there ever be an on-campus football stadium?

We soon might have an answer, thanks to a feasibility study the university is conducting.

While Congress fidgets over whether and how to pay for the fight against the Zika virus, state and local health departments are scrambling and slimming down.

That's because these front-line public health agencies have already seen their budgets chopped because of the debate.

Details are emerging on Sanford-Burnham's planned exit from Orlando.

With uncertainty looming ahead of this year’s Hurricane Season, here's a very predictable reminder from National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb:

“You don’t want to be stuck somewhere without critical supplies, and anybody can find themselves in that situation after a hurricane goes through", Knabb said. "You have to be ready to fend for yourself for days on end. With critical supplies like water, non-perishable food, medicines, and back-up power for your very important electronic devices.”

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 The nation will remember those killed while serving their country on Memorial Day in just over a week. But a local group called Veterans Counseling Veterans wants people to think about another kind of Memorial Day – one honoring those who served in uniform and died by suicide -- and is planning such as service this Sunday in Tampa at American Legion Post 5.

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Terry Tomalin, the outdoors editor for the Tampa Bay Times, died suddenly Thursday.

Tomalin was also a member of the faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he taught digital journalism and led the Outdoor Leadership Program. He was also a graduate of USF.

6 Out Of 10 Duke Customers Are Unprepared For Hurricanes

May 19, 2016
Duke Energy Florida

With Hurricane season looming, Duke Energy Florida is worried that residents will be caught unprepared.

“Last year we did a survey of our customers, an online survey, and we found that six out of 10 of them did not have a hurricane plan, and most of them did not know their evacuation route,” said Suzanne Grant, spokeswoman for the Florida energy company.

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