Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll have a mostly sunny day, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.• It costs money to produce quality journalism. Please support the Tampa Bay Times by buying a digital subscription to Florida’s best newspaper and its redesigned website tampabay.com.• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay.• U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spent Sunday in Tampa huddling with environmentalist activists and local leaders about climate change, a problem she promised to make a focal point of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president.• Hundreds of patients were stunned when the Laser Spine Institute suddenly closed March 1, leaving a trail of questions. Among them: How could such a formidable player in the health care world have fallen so far, and so fast? While the answer remains cloudy, a series of developments — including a … [Read more...] about Daystarter: Amendment 6 confusing for law enforcement; does Straz have path to victory?; Newgarden wins Grand Prix
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The realtor.com data team set out to find the markets with the highest share of homes that a middle-income family could reasonably afford to purchase. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com 10 Surprising Cities Where a $60K Middle-Class Salary Can Snag a Sweet Home 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Can America's stressed-out, fought-over, cash-strapped middle class still afford to buy homes? That's the megamillion-dollar question these days. Because while the economy is strong and wages are rising, these gains are being left in the dust by runaway home prices. Combined … [Read more...] about 10 Surprising Cities Where a $60K Middle-Class Salary Can Snag a Sweet Home
WHO’S RUNNING style="font-weight: 400;">Jeff Brandes, the incumbent Republican, has served in the Florida Legislature since 2010. He currently serves on seven Florida Senate committees, including the appropriations committee. style="font-weight: 400;">Lindsay Cross, the Democratic challenger, is a running for political office for the first time. She’s an environmental scientist who previously was the executive director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. style="font-weight: 400;">Florida Senate District 24 stretches across much of southern Pinellas County, encompassing parts of Pinellas Park, north St. Petersburg, Largo and the beach towns south of Clearwater Beach. It is one of 40 state Senate seats. WHAT’S AT STAKE style="font-weight: 400;">Florida Democrats are looking to regain outright control of the state Senate for the first time since 1992. They currently hold 16 seats, so they’ll need to gain five seats to have a majority in the … [Read more...] about Lindsay Cross, Jeff Brandes face off for Florida Senate District 24: What you need to know
Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Temperatures today will start in the 60s, but will soon warm to the mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Rain chances remain low until Friday, when the next cold front moves through. Until then, leave the umbrellas at home.• Mail ballots have already gone out for the 2018 election and early voting starts this month. Find out everything you wanted to know about local, state and federal candidates, where they stand on issues such as gun rights, opioids and education using the Tampa Bay Times handy-dandy "Know Your Candidate" voter guide. Remember: Election day is Nov. 6.• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including a pre-Halloween concert of spooky music on a beautiful church pipe organ.• More than 700 gathered at Tampa’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom on Monday night for a vigil for the 11 people killed in a hate-fueled terror attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue. … [Read more...] about The Daystarter: Tampa Bay mourns Pittsburgh’s victims; more big real estate deals; and everything you need to know about the Bucs benching Jameis Winston.
Kelly Ragan Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 4:46 PM EDT Oct 20, 2018 Under President Tony Frank, Colorado State University broke a number of records that set it apart from other universities. He steered the university through financial hardship, controversy and changing times. On July 1, 2019, Frank will step down as university president in order to take on the role as CSU System chancellor full-time. The Coloradoan scoured a decade's worth of campus communications from Frank in order to look back at the challenges and triumphs faced by the university during his presidency. As Frank moves through his 11th year as CSU president, these accomplishments stand out: 1. He helped Colorado State University navigate through the Great Recession As Colorado slashed its budget for higher education, Frank had to make some hard decisions. The university cut about 600 jobs. “We face these extraordinary budget challenges with the realization that our historical fiscal safety … [Read more...] about Tony Frank’s 10 years at Colorado State University: 10 things to know