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Lightning’s Stamkos says only that answers are coming, but not much else
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Lightning’s Stamkos says only that answers are coming, but not much else

BRANDON — There are basically two kinds of Steve Stamkos stalkers in this world. There’s the man wearing all black who followed Stamkos around Montreal for part of Tuesday, so much that Stamkos happily snapped a photo of him and posted ...
Published: 02/12/16
Laughing at The Donald’s chances to win is a bad idea
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Laughing at The Donald’s chances to win is a bad idea

Donald Trump's flirtation with the presidency may have started during some ribbing from President Obama in 2011, Joe Henderson writes. But it's no joke: Trump - in Tampa tonight - has a very real chance to win the election.
Published: 02/12/16
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Cross-district ditch-diving lands Mariano in trouble

Only several months ago, the idea that Pasco County commissioners are elected at-large — that is, by all the county’s voters — was held up as among the chief arguments against exploring a charter form of government here....
Published: 02/12/16
McCullers Jr. refuses to waste shot in majors
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McCullers Jr. refuses to waste shot in majors

TAMPA — Kara McCullers was talking about the honeymoon. The wedding was in December at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa. Then off to Italy for two glorious weeks: Rome, Amalfi, Florence, Venice. It was wonderful. Nothing like you...
Published: 02/11/16
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Charters need to prove their worth

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a public charter school is defined as “a publicly funded school that is typically governed by a group or organization under a legislative contract (or charter) with the state or jurisd...
Published: 02/11/16
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The best and worst of Florida’s legislative session so far

We’re halfway through Florida’s legislative session and time for a halftime recap.
Published: 02/11/16
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Florida Senate assumes the role as adult in the room

Let’s try to boil your state government down to its basics.
Published: 02/10/16
Newton went from Superman to the Incredible Sulk
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Newton went from Superman to the Incredible Sulk

TAMPA — All season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a treat. Loved him. He also was a blueprint for Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: This how is how you do it. Newton became MVP of the NFL. Winston had someone to model himself aft...
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
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Just building more lanes with TBX plan is a road to nowhere

I can only imagine that if you’ve spent any time in the past month or so in the quagmire that is Interstate 275 somewhere between the Howard Frankland Bridge and “malfunction junction,” sitting there steaming because you are goin...
Published: 02/08/16
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Tell us why you’re good instead of why the other guy is bad

In the never-ending political season, candidates have two choices: A) lay out specific proposals in a thoughtful, non-terrifying way, or, B) warn that electing their opponent will plunge the nation into eternal darkness and despair.
Published: 02/08/16