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Monday, Aug 29, 2016
Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed
Expanding the TECO Line Streetcar System was one possible use of money that would have been earmarked for Tampa from a countywide sales tax for transportation. The county commission rejected the tax hike and its alternative plan sends no money to Tampa or the county's other two municipalities -- Temple Terrace and Plant City. [Times file (2014)]
A proposal that Hillsborough commissioners are considering to pay for transportation needs doesn’t include any guaranteed money for Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City.
Tropical storm could lash Tampa Bay area with storm surge, torrential downpours
Master Patrol Officer Fred Arnold III had been with the department for 27 years. [Times files]
Longtime Tampa police officer honored for valor dies while diving in Nevada
The original Colonnade building opened in 1935 as a drive-in, although the business later dropped car service as eating habits changed and national chains moved in. The restaurant closed in April of 2016. COLONNADE
A history of Tampa drive-ins, from Goody Goody to Colonnade to Seely’s

Florida

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Politics

Trump criticizes 49ers QB who didn't stand for anthem
Donald Trump says San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem is a "terrible thing." Trump tells KIRO radio in Seattle that Kaepernick "should find a country that works better for him
Jill Stein reaches out to Sanders' supporters in Colorado
Jill Stein reaches out to Sanders' supporters in Colorado
Lawmakers reviewing possible Medicaid expansion options
Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration
Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up