TALLAHASSEE — Pam Bondi would bring personal loyalty to Donald Trump's future administration — and political baggage, too.
ST. PETERSBURG — Zeneta Jackson turns on the bedroom light. Willie Hairston squints in protest. He feels like he just closed his eyes. "It's time to get up," she says.
To all parents —
Of little ones, who clang pots and crawl into your bed spewing scary dreams.
Two days after an election that promised to change everything, a tractor driving down Shady Hills Road pulled onto the grass. The local church was having a yard sale, long tables lined with shoes and blouses, dinette sets and baby clothes, to raise money for youth group activities like Christian …
The brass medal rested between satin and crushed gold velvet on a junk table at a dusty Orlando flea market.
The seller wanted $10.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a supervisor poked her head out of the double doors of a voting precinct in the University of South Florida student center. "Ladies and gentlemen," she announced, "the polls are closing." Four minutes too late, a young woman showed up, in tears. All she or anyone else could do now was wait.
Join hands with me, will you, for a pre-Thanksgiving prayer:
Certain groups can be expected to vote a certain way each presidential election. Non-white voters, for more than half a century, have voted for a Democrat. The most recent polls in key states show Hillary Clinton winning that demographic. Gun owners voted against President Barack Obama and for President George W. Bush, …
FOUR MILES OFF THE COAST OF KEY LARGO
Five scientists sit in a fishing boat on Aug. 21, waiting for divers to emerge. They stare at the water, struggling to keep the conversation going.
You, as a Florida voter, hold the fate of the world in your hands.
More than 100 emails and phone calls poured in after September's Floridian story about 16-year-old Adán Martinez and the viola that changed his life. He had been busking to make payments on the instrument he named Lamar and had more than $1,200 to go. But within a week, readers calling Violin …
Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. Writer Lane DeGregory got a phone call last month about this story, from the children of Dr. Ayestaran. He held on to that box for years, …
OCKLAWAHA — He called the newsroom with a warning: They can't move that house.
ST. PETERSBURG — The dance came from a conversation. About having conversations. Some of the best ones, the two dancers agreed, had been with strangers.
So they started there.
Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight.
I was 4 years old when I started racing. … I remember going out on the track for my first time and, like, just going around, like, really slow. …
Living in Florida is an adventure, and not just because of the hurricanes, lightning, sinkholes, shark attacks and nudist resorts. A big part of what makes living here so — interesting? is that the right word? — is knowing that much of what you see isn't real.
Shannon Michael, 29, Palm Beach | body suspension artist
I n January 1975, Mickey Mouse donned a space suit to herald the newest attraction in Disney's Tomorrowland, the first roller coaster on Earth to be controlled by a computer.
One night last spring, Gordon Stevenson plugged his name into Google. Up popped a link to an episode of Antiques Roadshow.