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Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures and Priorities, Part 2

Gary Stein | Posted 10.21.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Cathy and Bob Jordan know this risk all too well. Cathy has been fighting ALS since 1986 and was confined to a wheelchair. Her husband, Bob, an Army veteran who had battled a medical system that can't help his wife, started to grow the plants in his home, strictly for his wife's use.

Where Art Meets Science: A Conversation with Dr. Hank Hine on Marvels of Illusion at The Dali Museum

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

In this conversation, Dr. Hank Hine, Executive Director at The Dali Museum talks to us about Marvels of Illusion and how scientific developments influenced Dali's work.

Discovering The Pink Petticoat, Tampa's Lingerie Treasure Trove

Shoptiques | Posted 08.31.2014 | Style
Shoptiques

Girls just want to have fun! Right? Well The Pink Petticoat is just the place to have some fun; it drips feminism.

Everything I Wanted to Know About Santa I Learned in Florida

Lynn Waddell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weird News
Lynn Waddell

Many Santas are in seminars learning how to whiten their eyebrows or tell a good a story, while others vend fake Santa IDs and essentials on the tradeshow floor. A relaxed bunch, they are more than happy to share their love of all things Santa.

Medical Marijuana in Florida -- Don't Expect a New California

Gary Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

I wholeheartedly agree with the legislators that are trying to create a Florida industry based on compassion. If this is to be Florida's industry, Floridians need to profit from it, not businesses from California, Colorado or Arizona.

Ryan J. Reilly

Tampa Mayor Drives SUV Bought With 'Criminal Justice' Funds From Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic mayor of Tampa has been driving himself around in a sports utility vehicle that was purchased with federal grant money co...

Psychiatrist Testifying For Defense Says Julie Schenecker Was Insane

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of shooting her two teenagers called herself "a failure" because she didn't succeed at committing suicide after k...

4 Bodies Found After Deadly Fire At Ex-Tennis Star's Home

AP | TAMARA LUSH and MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man, his wife and their two teenage children were shot before the million-dollar home they were renting burned down in what inv...

Deadly Fire In Ex-Tennis Star's House Was Set Intentionally: Police

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime

The fire at a Florida mansion belonging to a former tennis star was intentionally set and four bodies were found in the charred remains, police said W...

Which Parent Gets The Tax Exemption After Divorce?

Stann Givens | Posted 05.13.2014 | Divorce
Stann Givens

Becoming divorced causes you to have to rethink many tax issues. With the deadline for filing federal income tax returns fast approaching, it might be good to be reminded of how the government treats the dependency exemption in an ended marriage.

Family Hospitalized From Eating LSD-Laced Steak

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD. Tampa po...

Retrial For 'Warning Shot' Could Yield TRIPLE Sentence

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged...

Cities Have a Stake in Health Law's Success

Annise Parker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Annise Parker

Local communities -- not Washington, not our state capitals -- are where the impact of the big decisions about health care will be most keenly felt.

Cops Say This Guy Just Isn't A Cop

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Jonathan Stevens, 24, closed out the year with his third arrest for allegedly impersonating a police officer, according to TV-station WTSP. In his...

The Business of Twerk

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Warnecke

Whenever I find myself in an awkward conversation with someone -- you know, the kind in which neither party has anything to say -- I turn to Miley Cyrus. The thing is, everyone has something to say about Miley.

A Hotel Just For Foodies

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn't been high on a foodie's travel bucket list. Sure, there are some tasty Cu...

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

The Most Gentrified Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

Gentrification is difficult to quantify, but that hasn't stopped a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from trying. Daniel Hartley...

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Alison Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.

The Most Controversial Book Of The Summer?

Posted 08.08.2013 | Books

Alissa Nutting's Tampa has been deemed "the most controversial book of summer," as well as a "modern Lolita." It's not all that surprising, consid...

"Unwinding": The Power and Limitations of Story

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Many people seem to have lost confidence in the structures that previously gave meaning to and provided the organizing principles for social life, whether civic, educational or religious, political, legal or moral, and which communicated core values from one generation to another.

Tampa Looks To Capitalize On Tomorrow's Cuba

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting | Eric Barton | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices

A group of 38 business leaders and politicians from Tampa flew to Cuba in late May. Tourist visas forbid them from any official meetings. But there wa...

South Beach Drag Legend Shot Dead In Tampa

Posted 05.30.2013 | Miami

A legendary South Beach drag queen was gunned down at a friend's front door Tuesday night in Tampa. Wanda, whose real name was Anthony Jerome Lee,...

Accused Squatter Keeps Dead Cats In Freezer

Posted 05.27.2013 | Weird News

Almost two dozen dead cats were discovered in a Tampa home, including some stored in freezers by police evicting a man last week. While authoritie...

A Few of Our Favorite Breweries

WHERE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Travelers, if you're in these cities and need some suds, consider these well-brewed destinations for a flavorful pint of repose.