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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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How fast is too fast to raise the minimum wage? St. Pete might be about to find out

Say this about St. Petersburg’s City Council members:Their hearts are in the right place.It’s their math that’s askew.The council’s budget, finance and taxation committee voted unanimously last week to move forward with a mandatory minimum wage incre...
Updated: 6 hours ago
What you need to know for Tuesday, Oct. 17

What you need to know for Tuesday, Oct. 17

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today• Look for highs only in the mid-80s, according to 10Weather WTSP, a slight dip which is surprisingly noteworthy for October. A weak front that moved through early this morning ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa could pay $200,000 to family of man crushed by city front-end loader

Tampa could pay $200,000 to family of man crushed by city front-end loader

TAMPA — City Hall could pay $200,000 to the family of a dump truck driver crushed last December by a front-end loader operated by a city employee.Pablo R. Femenias, 52, of Tampa died about 6:30 a.m. last Dec. 28. He was driving a Mack dump truck for ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Want to hear from candidates for St. Pete mayor and city council? Here’s another chance.

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents have another opportunity tonight to hear from candidates for mayor and city council.The latest in a months-long string of forums and debates will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bayfront Tower on Beach Drive SE.The St. Petersbur...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Wins record in reach for Phil Hayford after nearly four decades of coaching

Wins record in reach for Phil Hayford after nearly four decades of coaching

ST. PETERSBURG — Phil Hayford always wanted to be a football coach."My mom was a school teacher and she kept everything," Hayford said. "She had 3x5 cards from when I was 6 or 7 and I asked her what they were. She said, ‘These are the cards that you ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
HQ2 watch: As deadline looms for Amazon headquarters pitch, one metro bows out

HQ2 watch: As deadline looms for Amazon headquarters pitch, one metro bows out

If there’s one national business saga to keep up on these days, it’s the frenzy by metropolitan areas — including Tampa Bay — to make their best pitches to Amazon in the hope of being chosen as the new location for the giant online retailer’s second ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hillsborough board to vote on new school start times

Hillsborough board to vote on new school start times

TAMPA — The big issue at today’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting will be the 2018-19 bell schedule. To save money and get students to school on time, superintendent Jeff Eakins has proposed an earlier start for elementary schools (7:40 a.m.)...
Updated: 10 hours ago
We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate ‘space things’ like ‘Star Wars’ vs. ‘Star Trek’

We asked Neil deGrasse Tyson to rate ‘space things’ like ‘Star Wars’ vs. ‘Star Trek’

Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a habit out of visiting Tampa.Last fall he was here talking film in An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies. On Thursday, he’ll be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to perform An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Exposé ‘Champions Way’ uses FSU to illustrate bad behavior in college programs

Exposé ‘Champions Way’ uses FSU to illustrate bad behavior in college programs

While the entire college football universe was focused on a sexual assault allegation against quarterback Jameis Winston during Florida State’s 2013 national title run, another off-field scandal was playing out quietly.Champions Way: Football, Florid...
Updated: 12 hours ago
From the food editor: Five things I’m enjoying in the food world right now

From the food editor: Five things I’m enjoying in the food world right now

Sometimes your notebook is scribbled with little thoughts here and there, things you come across in the food world and want to share but aren’t sure how or when. Well, folks, I need to get some of this off my chest. Here is a somewhat random collecti...
Published: 10/17/17

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