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During one of the worst droughts in the Tampa Bay region's history, hundreds of houses used more than a gallon of water a minute. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times

Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute

When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments. But the home included one other item: a huge water bill. During the first five months of 2017, the 13 …


Pete Antonacci

Pete Antonacci confirmed as Enterprise Fla. CEO at $165,000

A "nationwide search for Pete Antonacci" came to a quick conclusion Monday as Enterprise Florida's board of directors voted unanimously to make him the job-recruitment agency's new president and chief executive officer....


The two Ricks have delivered their AARP videos

Two Ricks deliver video to AARP voter guide

Last week, AARP Florida was a little ticked off that neither Mayor Rick Kriseman or former mayor Rick Baker had delivered video responses to a voter education campaign....


Over 600 new Hillsborough County teachers listen to superintendent Jeff Eakins during an orientation in July 2016.

Florida education news: #HB7069, 'Robin Hood' funding, the search for teachers and more

WHAT NEXT? Every year, new state laws hit the books that have to be implemented once they take effect. But House Bill 7069 isn’t your average new law. The sweeping, 274-page, $419 million measure that reforms Florida’s public K-12 schools spans dozens of changes in statute — some of which are complex and take effect at different times over the course of the next few years. So, what goes into implementing something like that? The Florida Department of Education doesn’t want to answer questions about it and hasn’t offered much detail publicly three weeks after HB 7069 became law on July 1, the Herald/Times Bureau reports....