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Friday's Axios Tampa Bay stories

Hot homes: 4 houses for sale in St. Pete starting at $290K

921 15th Ave N., courtesy of Steven Burk

Whether you're looking for a bright bungalow or a spacious family home with a pool, here are four homes for sale in St. Pete right now.

2101 20th Ave. N. — $290,000

Why we love it: If the electric blue exterior doesn't win you over, the open light-filled layout, freshly updated kitchen and bathroom, and backyard setup might.

  • Neighborhood: Euclid St Paul's
  • Realtor: Taylor Welch and James Silver at Compass Florida LLC
  • Specs:  2 beds, 1 bath, 897 square feet
  • Notable features: Bright exterior, lots of windows, open layout, covered deck.
Jun 10, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Florida's board of education bans critical race theory in public schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Critical race theory, which links racial discrimination to America's foundations and legal system, is now barred from Florida schools, marking another win for Gov. Ron DeSantis on yet another culture war front.

What happened: The state Board of Education voted to ban critical race theory on Thursday after a video address from DeSantis encouraging them to do so.

Jun 10, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Why Thursday is the best day to sell a house in Tampa Bay

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The best time to list a home for sale in Tampa Bay is on a Thursday before Labor Day, according to a new Zillow analysis

Why it matters: When 57.5% of Tampa-area homes are selling within a week, a few days can make a difference.

Jun 10, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Recent Navy grad blocked from joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cameron Kinley at a 2019 home game in Annnapolis. Photo: Daniel Kucin Jr./Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A Navy football star who was set to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is no longer allowed to join, per The Capital's Bill Wagner.

The backdrop: Cameron Kinley signed with Tampa Bay on May 1, as a Trump-era policy enabled service academy graduates to pursue professional sports.

Jun 10, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

How one company wants to train surgeons using virtual reality

Photo courtesy of Immertec

Immertec, located inside Tampa's Armature Works, is changing the game for surgical training — making operating rooms more accessible than ever via virtual reality.

Why it matters: The U.S. is on track to experience a massive shortage of surgeons in the next decade, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.