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Editorial: Vote to reject SoHo bar expansion a small step in the right direction

Editorial: Vote to reject SoHo bar expansion a small step in the right direction

The neighborhoods scored a belated but important victory last month when the Tampa City Council rejected a bid to expand a popular bar on South Howard Avenue. The decision reflected tensions between residents and Howard bar owners that were years in ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: President is wrong to back out of Iran nuclear deal

Editorial: President is wrong to back out of Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trumpís announcement Tuesday that the United States would withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran marks a dangerous phase for American national security. It gives Iranian hardliners the cover they need to rekindle Iranís nuclear pro...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Restore prison funding for health care, social services

Florida lawmakers may have higher priorities than spending money on health care and social services for prison inmates. But itís simple: Pay now or pay later. Those inmates who re-enter society without kicking a drug habit or acquiring a basic educat...
Published: 05/07/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Editorial: Florida needs to get medical marijuana right

Editorial: Florida needs to get medical marijuana right

Medical marijuana is only just becoming widely available in Florida, and already the state is fumbling the ball. Of the roughly 1,400 doctors who have signed on to the program, nearly one in five has a tarnished professional history, giving rise to a...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: CareerSource boards should be smaller, more engaged

Editorial: CareerSource boards should be smaller, more engaged

Itís little wonder that inflated performance figures, questionable hiring and bogus accounting at the Tampa Bay areaís two CareerSource agencies went undetected for so long: Many board members of the Pinellas and Hillsborough groups rarely bothered t...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Tampa Bay Watch a good fit for St. Petersburg Pier

After winning approval from the St. Petersburg City Council this week, Tampa Bay Watch will run a marine education center at the new downtown Pier, a smart collaboration that will enhance the pierís purpose and broaden its audience.Tampa Bay Watch, f...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Quiet vote for five-day waiting period sends loud message about ripples of Parkland

Editorial: Quiet vote for five-day waiting period sends loud message about ripples of Parkland

Thanks to a County Commission vote that included support from three Republican members, Hillsborough soon will have a five-day waiting period for gun purchases.This is the only option available to county governments in Florida seeking to get a handle...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Why should Citizens policyholders need their state lawmaker to get claims resolved?

Editorial: Why should Citizens policyholders need their state lawmaker to get claims resolved?

Citizens Property Insurance wisely ended its long-running fight with a Palm Harbor condominium association with a good resolution that finally will allow the homeowners to make needed sinkhole repairs. But the settlement only came about because an in...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: U.S. should not kill nuclear pact with Iran

Editorial: U.S. should not kill nuclear pact with Iran

The Trump administration appears to be careening toward the reckless decision to kill the nuclear agreement with Iran, which would be another in a long line of foreign policy mistakes driven by ideology, impulse and domestic politics rather than fact...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Hillsborough school district should not keep secret bad behavior by substitute teachers

Editorial: Hillsborough school district should not keep secret bad behavior by substitute teachers

The Hillsborough County School District, in collusion with its staffing company, has devised a cynical way to keep revealing details about problematic substitute teachers out of the public eye. After the Tampa Bay Times exposed numerous instances of ...
Updated one month ago