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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016

Politics

Tampa City Council race is down to two candidates

The special election to fill Lisa Montelione’s open City Council seat has now come down to two candidates, and the nonpartisan race is starting to look even more partisan.
Updated one month ago
Another delay in Hillsborough school board election

Another delay in Hillsborough school board election

A Hillsborough County elections canvassing board meeting that was scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday has been postponed to 2 p.m. Friday so officials can make sure they have sorted through all of the provisional ballots in the School Board race between L...
Updated one month ago

Law enforcement to keep watchful eye for local Trump protests

While Donald Trump’s election prompted anti-Trump protests across the country on Wednesday night — including a gathering in Ybor City — local law enforcement officials say they are not overly concerned but will continue to remain...
Updated one month ago
Donald Trump is elected 45th president of the U.S. with Florida’s help

Donald Trump is elected 45th president of the U.S. with Florida’s help

Donald Trump shocked the political system with an extraordinary victory over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States, harnessing the economic and societal anxieties of white voters drawn to his anti-establishment message.
Updated one month ago
Think this election is crazy? Tampa’s seen worse

Think this election is crazy? Tampa’s seen worse

Voters of Tampa Bay, take heart: No matter what happens today, it could hardly offer more drama or dysfunction than our worst-ever local election — the primary in the Tampa mayor’s race of 1935.
Updated one month ago

Jim Davison, candidate in non-partisan Tampa council race, returns $1,000 GOP donation

A Florida Elections Commission complaint has been filed over a county Republican Party campaign contribution to Tampa City Council candidate Jim Davison.
Updated one month ago
Lack of enthusiasm may depress millennial vote

Lack of enthusiasm may depress millennial vote

TAMPA — Dezray Smith is certain she’ll cast a ballot sometime between now and Election Day.
Updated one month ago
Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano gets another raise, to $393,824

Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano gets another raise, to $393,824

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has given a new contract and an 8 percent raise to Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano.
Updated one month ago
Audit: Routine fire inspections late for half of Tampa businesses

Audit: Routine fire inspections late for half of Tampa businesses

TAMPA — The Tampa Fire Marshal’s Office is behind schedule on more than half of its inspections for existing buildings and businesses, according to a new city audit.
Updated one month ago

Fracking dominates debate in Tampa’s state Senate District 18

TAMPA — With less than a week to Election Day, all four candidates for Tampa’s new state Senate District 18 seat met Wednesday to debate for the first time, with much of the focus on Republican Dana Young and her record on the environme...
Updated one month ago