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Monday, Feb 08, 2016

Editorials

Editorial: VA secretary should pay a visit and demand answers in St. Pete

Editorial: VA secretary should pay a visit and demand answers in St. Pete

There’s more troubling news from the Veterans Affairs office in St. Petersburg, and that means more outrage from our local congressional delegation and assurances from the VA that things are getting better.
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Editorial: Jolly challenges the Washington money machine

Editorial: Jolly challenges the Washington money machine

U.S. Rep. David Jolly is no stranger to Washington. He’s a former adviser to his congressional predecessor, U.S. Rep. Bill Young, and a former lobbyist familiar with the way money works in Washington.
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Strengthen nation’s surveillance efforts

Editorial: Strengthen nation’s surveillance efforts

Any doubts that Congress and President Obama have compromised our national security should be eliminated by the investigation into the San Bernardino massacre.
Updated one month ago
Editorial: You should be able to cross the street without fearing for your life

Editorial: You should be able to cross the street without fearing for your life

Pedestrians have long been an afterthought when building roads in Florida, often with tragic consequences.
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Editorial: Maybe a new “Stop the specialty tag madness” license plate will get the attention of lawmakers

Editorial: Maybe a new “Stop the specialty tag madness” license plate will get the attention of lawmakers

Anyone who drives Florida’s roads can see there are too many specialty license tags and not enough rules to address the thorny free speech issues that put the state in an untenable position when groups — even those some might find objec...
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Editorial: Mounting a moon-shot effort against cancer

Editorial: Mounting a moon-shot effort against cancer

Whatever one thinks of President Barack Obama’s liberal politics, one of his State of the Union’s proposals merits the support of all Americans.
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Editorial: The Rays’ future in this market can enter a new phase with today’s vote

Editorial: The Rays’ future in this market can enter a new phase with today’s vote

The St. Petersburg City Council is expected today to give its approval to a deal that would allow the Tampa Bay Rays to consider new stadium sites beyond Tropicana Field.
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Editorial: Congratulations on the jobs, governor, but what about the environment and health care for those in need?

Gov. Rick Scott sounded a familiar theme Tuesday during his annual State of the State speech: Jobs, jobs and more jobs.
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Editorial: State must fix death penalty

Editorial: State must fix death penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday just prior to the opening of the Florida Legislature should cause lawmakers to readjust their priorities.
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Editorial: Imperfect water bill represents progress

Editorial: Imperfect water bill represents progress

Environmentalists are justifiably skeptical about statewide water legislation that looks to be fast-tracked in the Florida Legislature this session.
Updated one month ago