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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

Politics

Buckhorn faces challenge on makeup, power of police review board

Buckhorn faces challenge on makeup, power of police review board

TAMPA Mayor Bob Buckhorn and some city council members seem set on a collision course over who has the authority to create a police review board and how it should operate.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Consulate or not, mayor says St. Pete will gain from Cuba visit

Consulate or not, mayor says St. Pete will gain from Cuba visit

ST. PETERSBURG — A delegation of St. Petersburg city officials returned from Cuba with no new knowledge about where the island nation may open its first U.S. consulate in five decades.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tourism officials hear ideas on attracting more Chinese tourists

Tourism officials hear ideas on attracting more Chinese tourists

TAMPA — China’s new middle class, loaded with more disposable income than ever before, is heading to Florida to vacation in record numbers. They’re bringing plenty of cash and they’re spending it, not at the beach, but at ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Tampa Bay residents could see electric rates drop

TAMPA — Residents on both sides of Tampa Bay would see their electric bills drop next year should the state Public Service Commission approve rates reflecting lower fuel costs.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Tampa may have a centuries-old connection to Cuba through its cigar industry and freedom fighter José Martí, but St. Petersburg has a mayor willing to travel there.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Jim Norman will seek Hillsborough commission seat again

Jim Norman will seek Hillsborough commission seat again

Acknowledging past mistakes and promising never to mislead the public again, Jim Norman said Monday he will attempt to regain a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission — a job he held for 18 years.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Tampa’s red-light cameras up for discussion this week

Tampa’s red-light cameras up for discussion this week

Tampa’s red-light cameras once again come under the microscope this week with some city council members seeking answers about why most of the city’s share of camera fines is ending up in the pockets of camera company American Traffic So...
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15

Many await results of last year’s state-mandated exams

TAMPA — Last year’s state-mandated exams are a distant memory for Florida high school students who already are a week into preparation for a new year of testing.
Published: 08/31/15

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

WASHINGTON – Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based...
Published: 08/31/15
Angry billboard brings national VA protest to Haley center

Angry billboard brings national VA protest to Haley center

A national group of veterans and their families, upset with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has brought its protest to Tampa — in the form of a message on an electronic billboard on the 1200 block of East Fowler Avenue near the James A. ...
Published: 08/31/15