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Monday, Feb 08, 2016

Editorials

Editorial: A reasonable path to reducing Florida’s backlog of rape kits

Editorial: A reasonable path to reducing Florida’s backlog of rape kits

Florida lawmakers should be applauded for taking deliberate steps to reduce a backlog of untested sexual assault kits that may hold the key to identifying rapists and making sure they are behind bars.
Published: 02/08/16
Editorial: Lawmakers smart to push police body-camera rules

Editorial: Lawmakers smart to push police body-camera rules

Police body cameras are becoming more prevalent among law enforcement agencies in Florida, and that means a standard set of rules and regulations are needed to govern their use and protect the public against abuses.
Published: 02/07/16
Editorial: Collaring animal abuse

Editorial: Collaring animal abuse

Hillsborough County residents have seen some horrific cases of animal abuse in recent years.
Published: 02/06/16

Editorial: T. Terrell Sessums, citizen of the year

Former Florida House Speaker T. Terrell Sessums left the Legislature in 1974. Yet his legislative accomplishments — working for equitable public school funding, helping establish the University of South Florida medical school, bolstering envir...
Published: 02/05/16
Editorial: Get behind plan to lure more TV and film projects to Florida

Editorial: Get behind plan to lure more TV and film projects to Florida

A measure moving through the Legislature would breathe new life into the state’s television and film industry by establishing a method for allocating state funds for desirable projects in Florida.
Published: 02/05/16
Editorial: A quiet and insidious threat

Editorial: A quiet and insidious threat

The Zika virus should be a concern to all Americans — not just those who travel to Central and South American nations where the mosquito-borne disease is spreading wildly.
Published: 02/03/16
Editorial: Almost meaningless Iowa

Editorial: Almost meaningless Iowa

Given the media tumult over the Iowa caucuses, it is easy to forget that Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee won the state’s Republican vote in 2012 and 2008, respectively.
Published: 02/02/16
Editorial: HCC’s funding request deserves Legislature’s attention

Editorial: HCC’s funding request deserves Legislature’s attention

Hillsborough Community College provides a key link for students eager to join the workforce and for students who set their sights on a bachelor’s degree at a state university.
Published: 02/02/16
Editorial: Plan to give cities governance over separate school districts a bad idea

Editorial: Plan to give cities governance over separate school districts a bad idea

Florida lawmakers, who never seem to tire of blindfolding the public school system and giving it a spin, now want to divide countywide school districts into separate districts for cities and counties. To make this bad idea even worse, they also want ...
Published: 02/01/16
Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster

Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster

There is plenty of blame to go around in the Flint River water debacle, but we hope that the candidates who continually lambast regulations take note.
Published: 01/31/16