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Tampa officials focusing on Channel District-Ybor for potential Rays ballpark

TAMPA — Officials trying to lure the Tampa Bay Rays across the water are aggressively working to secure a site for a ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor City area, and hope to make an anno …

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The eclipse will be okay in Tampa Bay, but some locals seek 'totality'

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Southern heritage groups sue to keep Confederate monument at old Tampa courthouse

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MOSI, SPC, libraries offer safe solar eclipse viewing

MOSI, SPC, libraries offer safe solar eclipse viewing

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What happens if you look at the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

What happens if you look at the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

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Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.

Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.

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  1. Bucs roundtable: Time for another kicking panic?

    Bucs

    Five days after the beleaguered Roberto Aguayo got cut after missing a PAT and a field goal, new Bucs kicker Nick Folk had a PAT blocked and missed a field goal.

  2. Have your say Tampa Bay on the region's future transit options

    Mass Transit

    TAMPA — It's time, yet again, for Tampa Bay residents to tell officials what kind of transit options they want for their region.

    The Cross-Bay Ferry docks at the Tampa Convention Center on its maiden voyage on Nov. 1, 2016. A regional premium transit study will determine whether a ferry, or other options such as express buses or light rail, would be a good addition to Tampa Bay. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. Today, a total eclipse of the sun will span the entire United States, crossing from the West Coast to the East Coast, for the first time in 99 years. (Dreamstime/TNS)
  4. What is poke? Here's how to make the Hawaiian dish at home

    Cooking

    In Hawaiian, "poke" simply means "to cut."

    Tuna Poke Bowl: For a classic poke bowl, try this recipe with ahi (yellowfin) and only a few other ingredients.
  5. MOSI, SPC, libraries offer safe solar eclipse viewing Monday

    Events

    If you couldn't score some of the hard-to-find eyewear that will let you watch Monday's solar eclipse, have no fear, there are safe viewing choices across the Tampa Bay area.

    Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their eclipse shades to look at the sun as they pose for a portrait at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district bought 11,000 pairs of solar glasses, enough for every student and staff member to view the solar eclipse Aug. 21

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP)
  6. SOCom seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology through ThunderDrone

    Macdill

    TAMPA — For the last three years, Nicole Abbett has been using drones as part of her photography business, with clients like the city of Tampa and construction companies.

    Josh Newby, 31, Palm Harbor, of Tampa Drones fly's a drone in England Brothers park, Pinellas Park, 8/25/16. As drone popularity increases as a hobby and business, local governments are navigating a legal grey area- where, when, and how should drone flights be allowed?
  7. Tampa officials focusing on Channel District-Ybor for potential Rays ballpark

    News

    TAMPA — Officials trying to lure the Tampa Bay Rays across the water are aggressively working to secure a site for a ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor City area, and hope to make an announcement soon.

  8. PolitiFact Florida: Was St. Pete the state's best maintained large sewer system in 2007?

    State Roundup

    Former Mayor Rick Baker says his management of St. Petersburg's sewage system was so good, it earned statewide recognition.

    Former Mayor Rick Baker in a mayoral debate in July. (DIRK SHADD   |   Times )
  9. Observations from a liberal, gay, Latino, feminist Florida House freshman

    Blogs

    State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando,  rocked the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus dinner at Tallahassee's Hotel Duval Satursday night with his unabashedly liberal and passionate take on the myriad issues he said are key to LGBTQ Floridians. Among them: Access to guns, Reproductive rights, home …

    Carlos G. Smith
  10. Delta Sigma Theta honors outgoing national president

    Human Interest

    During her four years as national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Paulette Walker said she always focused on the comma between "Sorority" and "Inc."

    Paulette Walker, the former director of undergraduate programs and internship in the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be honored on Saturday for her leadership in the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Carlos G. Smith

Observations from a liberal, gay, Latino, feminist Florida House freshman

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando,  rocked the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus dinner at Tallahassee's Hotel Duval Satursday night with his unabashedly liberal and passionate take on the myriad issues he said are key to LGBTQ Floridians. Among them: Access to guns, Reproductive rights, home rule, heathcare. Here are a few nuggets...

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For starters: Rays place Faria on DL, lineups vs. Mariners

The Rays lost another starting pitcher to injury. This time it is rookie RHP Jacob Faria, who was placed today on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Thursday with a left abdominal strain....

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Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones in The Defenders.

What to watch this weekend: 'The Defenders,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'What Happened to Monday'

Slow burn: The Defenders

First there was Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist followed. Now, the superheroes team up for The Defenders. The new Marvel series on Netflix follows the city's unlikeliest heroes as they struggle with their own personal vendettas while also trying to save New York City. Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), is fresh off giving up his vigilante life and throwing himself back into the grind of pro bono law work after the death of Elektra (Elodie Yung). Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) stumbles into an even bigger conspiracy after continuing her private investigation business. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is trying to help a neighborhood kid get on the right track after another stint in jail. Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand (Finn Jones), comes back to NYC after he gets a whiff of a sinister plot. The four ragtag heroes come together to battle the Hand, a criminal organization referenced in Daredevil and Iron Fist. And Sigourney Weaver is the gang's elusive leader. 3 a.m. Friday, Netflix....

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