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Monday, May 21, 2018
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Industrial land becoming a precious commodity
Few drivers on a fast-moving stretch of Gandy Boulevard would give a second glance at the 5-acre plot overgrown with weeds and skirted by power lines from a neighboring Progress Energy substation.
Published on 06/16/13
Tampa losing millions as land lines disappear from homes
Rickey Clarke is one of the thousands of Tampa residents who have abandoned traditional landline telephones in favor of their cellphones.
Published on 06/16/13
Gov. Scott leads trade mission to Paris
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is leaving Friday on another foreign trip, this time heading to Paris for a week to attend an international air show.
Published on 06/14/13
New standards mean change for students, schools
The Career and Professional Education Act creates two tracks –technical and college – to better fit students’ potential.
Published on 06/03/13
Beach renourishment would fuel Gulfport’s tourism plans
It’s not your typical beach – no hordes of tattooed partiers, no bag-toting shellers, and it skirts the placid Intracoastal Waterway instead of the Gulf of Mexico.
Published on 06/02/13
St. Pete might relax food truck restrictions
Years after the food truck craze hit Tampa and other major cities across the country, the mobile kitchens are still largely absent here because of more cumbersome city rules.
Published on 05/30/13
Updated on 05/31/13
Court rules some Florida workers can be drug tested
TALLAHASSEE A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott's state employee drug testing program went too far, and so did the lower court that found it unconstitutional.
Published on 05/29/13
Hospitals sue over cut in state reimbursement for noncitizens
More than two dozen hospitals, including several in the Tampa area, are suing the state for cutting reimbursements for treating people in the U.S. illegally.
Published on 05/27/13
Updated on 05/28/13
Quicker HART bus line starts Tuesday
Fewer stops and advantageous traffic lights should help HART’s MetroRapid bus become a success. And, it’s free for two weeks.
Published on 05/27/13
St. Pete prepares for life without its inverted pyramid pier
The Pier is set to close Friday. Crews are scheduled to begin demolition in August of the iconic 1973 structure and its aging approach and base, built in the 1920s.
Published on 05/26/13
Updated on 05/31/13
Gov. Scott will sign ban on texting while driving Tuesday
Florida will become the 40th state to outlaw the practice for all drivers when Gov. Rick Scott signs the bill in Miami.
Published on 05/24/13
Bondi wants fake prescription merchandise off shelf
Pam Bondi joins 22 other attorneys general, citing their fight against drug abuse, in asking Urban Outfitters to stop selling merchandise the looks like prescription drugs.
Published on 05/23/13
Higginbotham to discuss Bloomingdale development
Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham wants to hear from residents regarding the proposed mixed-use development on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia-Pinecrest Road.
Published on 05/22/13
Gov. Scott on trade mission trip to Chile
In just 2½ years, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has traveled overseas eight times - a record that eclipses his predecessor, Charlie Crist.
Published on 05/21/13
Construction of Sylvia’s restaurant set to begin in St. Pete
After a long wait, construction is set to start to bring a branch of the world-famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant to the Midtown neighborhood.
Published on 05/18/13