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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Tampa council shouldn’t waver on stormwater fee hikes

A number of reasonable questions were raised by property owners and Tampa City Council members at a meeting last week to consider steep increases to stormwater fees proposed by city administrators.
Published: 09/01/15

Editorial: Why U.S. should be wary of Venezuela

President Barack Obama offended many when he established more normal relations with Cuba, even as the Castro brothers cling to power. So far, most Americans appear supportive of his initiative, recognizing the current policies have done little to und...
Published: 08/31/15

Editorial: Jeb’s stumbling start

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, to put it mildly, has had a troubled summer.
Published: 08/30/15

Editorial: Tampa citizens review board for police conduct a positive step

The creation of a citizens board in Tampa to review police conduct and policies is a positive step toward empowering the public when high-profile events occur involving the police department.
Published: 08/29/15

Editorial: Ease drug sentences cautiously

A new federal program that reduces drug offenders’ long sentences should cut costs and improve the judicial system. But the exercise requires close monitoring. No one should forget the culprits were sent to prison for grave crimes.
Published: 08/28/15

Editorial: John Germany, civic giant

John F. Germany started supporting his family at age 12 and buttressed his community for a lifetime. He was among the Greatest Generation giants, including the late Congressman Sam Gibbons, whose foresight and commitment positioned Tampa and Hillsbor...
Published: 08/27/15

Editorial: Tampa’s proposed stormwater fees hike steep, but necessary

Tampa City Council members can expect an earful Thursday from residents opposed to raising the city’s stormwater fees to address the frequent flooding that accompanies heavy downpours.
Published: 08/26/15

Editorial: Clinton sidesteps the truth

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton these days brings to mind her husband — but not the charismatic campaigner with a gift for making the most arcane public policy issue intriguing.
Published: 08/25/15

Tribune Endorsement: Wheeler-Brown for St. Pete Council District 7

Voters in District 7 in St. Petersburg go to the polls today to decide which candidates running to represent their City Council district will advance to the general election in November.
Published: 08/25/15

Editorial: Local VA office makes progress on claims backlog

It’s been a steady stream of troubling reports from Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the country over the past few years as stories about patient backlogs and administrative failures make the headlines.
Published: 08/24/15