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  1. William March: Sharp divide on health care's next step for Kathy Castor and Dennis Ross


    ACA repeal fail: Castor happy, Ross furious

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, has been one of the strongest backers of the Affordable Care Act.  [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
  2. Henderson: An ear's guide to life, unplugged


    I'm not sure when headphones became almost a mandatory part of everyday life.

    People love their earbuds, but the world has its own interesting soundtrack. []
  3. UACDC moves forward after severe funding cut to Prodigy program

    Human Interest

    UNIVERSITY AREA — Several programs for at-risk children and youth have closed because of a major cut in funding for the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, which originated 17 years ago at the University Area Community Center.

    The Art in the Park After Dark Gala will be held at a new pavilion and band shell in University Area  Community Park, 14015 N 22nd St. It will benefit Prodigy.
  4. South Seminole Heights neighborhood hopes street mural brings calm to the road


    TAMPA — A "mandala" is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing a microcosm of the universe. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas help establish a sacred space.


    Tampa’s first painted street mural — at the corner of North River Boulevard and West Louisiana Avenue — was painted on the street Saturday afternoon by neighborhood kids and parents and supervised by the local artist who created the image, Catherine Thomas of St. Petersburg, pictured at left.
  5. Tampa Theatre to screen circus documentary aimed at helping domestic abuse victims

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Circus performer/filmmaker Stewart Lippe doesn't clown around on the subject of domestic violence.

    Circus Manduhai travels to remote towns in Mongolia to help women in abusive relationships.
  6. William March: Ken Hagan raises unprecedented six-figures for three months running


    Summer fundraising lull? What summer fundraising lull?

    County Commissioner Ken Hagan
  7. Editorial: Hillsborough leaders need to get on same page in chasing affordable housing projects


    The need is too great and the stakes are too high for those involved with affordable housing in Hillsborough County to be fighting over the limited federal support that helps make it possible.

    A developer backed by Hillsborough County has asked a judge to disqualify the Tampa Housing Authority, pictured here, from receiving an award it won to help build an apartment complex that would create 200 affordable housing units in Tampa. [Tampa Housing Authority photo]
  8. Couple promotes healing power of salt at facility


    WESLEY CHAPEL — Danielle Howard found herself in Ocala when she became ill with sinusitis.

    hillsevbiz071417: The Salt Room includes a separate room for children seeking its unique brand of breathing therapy. Photo courtesy of the Salt Room.
  9. Art leads to marketing for agency owner


    Ever since she was a young girl, Lia Beatty has loved art and design. In middle school, her artistic creativity sparked an interest in business when she helped her aunt come up with a name for her new business.

    hillsevbiz071417: Lia Beatty recently started Telia Agency, which offers a full range of marketing, branding, advertising, and business development services. Photo courtesy of Lia Beatty.
  10. Freedom High senior overcomes hip injury to shine in gymnastics


    NEW TAMPA — Few things in gymnastics are easy, but Jade Martin makes the sport look effortless.

    Freedom High rising senior Jade Martin earned national recognition in her first year as a Level 9 gymnast, placing second all-around at the Eastern Nationals in Lansing, Mich.