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Tampa Housing Authority fires contractor on $25.6 million project

Tampa Housing Authority fires contractor on $25.6 million project

TAMPA — The Tampa Housing Authority has fired the general contractor that is already three-quarters of the way though building a $25.6 million apartment block on the edge of downtown Tampa.
Published: 06/20/16
LGBT pride flag raised after Orlando shooting ‘unbearable’ for Christian employee, Hillsborough commissioner says

LGBT pride flag raised after Orlando shooting ‘unbearable’ for Christian employee, Hillsborough commissioner says

TAMPA — A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.
Published: 06/17/16
As construction picks up, state pension change burdens Tampa budget

As construction picks up, state pension change burdens Tampa budget

TAMPA — With construction on the rebound and property taxes on the rise, Tampa’s budget outlook is steadily getting brighter. But some recent bad news about employee pensions has darkened one corner of the picture.
Published: 06/17/16
Marco Rubio was dropping signs of a run well before Orlando

Marco Rubio was dropping signs of a run well before Orlando

“I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January.”
Published: 06/16/16
Pressure mounts for narrowly-drawn plan to ban suspected terrorists from obtaining guns

Pressure mounts for narrowly-drawn plan to ban suspected terrorists from obtaining guns

ORLANDO — In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history this week, pressure is mounting from members of both parties to pass legislation that would make it harder for suspected terrorists to obtain firearms by passing the “...
Published: 06/16/16
Bishop Robert Lynch: ‘It is religion, including our own, which targets’ LGBT people

Bishop Robert Lynch: ‘It is religion, including our own, which targets’ LGBT people

ST. PETERSBURG — Saying that singling people out because of their religion, sexual orientation, or nationality must be offensive to God, Bishop Robert Lynch responded to the attacks on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando with a sternly worded blog ...
Published: 06/15/16
At Tampa rally, Donald Trump takes on all his usual targets

At Tampa rally, Donald Trump takes on all his usual targets

TAMPA — If his fans worry Donald Trump might start heeding GOP leaders, tone down his rhetoric and shift to subdued, “presidential” teleprompter speeches, his rally Saturday at the Tampa Convention Center should put to rest conce...
Published: 06/11/16
Here’s how Tampa Bay’s $6B highway expansion will burden minorities

Here’s how Tampa Bay’s $6B highway expansion will burden minorities

Tampa Bay Express calls for widening the region’s highways to create 90 miles of toll lanes that promise a faster ride.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission rejects deal with Uber and Lyft

Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission rejects deal with Uber and Lyft

TAMPA — The legality of ridesharing in Hillsborough County is likely to be decided outside of Hillsborough, by a panel of three judges.
Updated one month ago
Future of Lutz’s Lake Park in limbo as St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County haggle over lease

Future of Lutz’s Lake Park in limbo as St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County haggle over lease

Chance grew up next door to Lake Park.
Updated one month ago