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Parents fear Stowers Elementary boundary proposal will hurt diversity

Parents fear Stowers Elementary boundary proposal will hurt diversity

TAMPA — Proposed changes to the attendance zones at Stowers Elementary are meant to alleviate overcrowding, school district officials say. But parents whose students will be displaced by the change argue it will destroy ethnic and economic div...
Updated: 17 minutes ago

Senate seeks unanimous juries in death sentences

TALLAHASSEE — With executions indefinitely on hold in Florida, lawmakers hurriedly are considering legislation to address a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s capital sentencing law as unconstitutional....
Published: 02/06/16
Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

TAMPA — In what Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likened to a first date, local elected and business leaders held their first sit-down talk with the Rays this morning, a possible precursor to the team moving across Tampa Bay.
Published: 02/05/16
Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there’s “hardly anything you don’t know about me.”
Published: 02/05/16
Rays, Hillsborough officials meet to discuss stadium search

Rays, Hillsborough officials meet to discuss stadium search

Tampa Bay Rays officials began their search for a new stadium site in the region today by holding their first meeting in Tampa with a committee of elected and business leaders in Hillsborough County.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off face to face

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off face to face

DURHAM, N.H. – Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of...
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Debate Fact Check: Democrats take shortcuts with facts

Debate Fact Check: Democrats take shortcuts with facts

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the...
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Over local objection, lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

Over local objection, lawmakers advance bill banning red light cameras

TALLAHASSEE — Red light cameras would be banned statewide if lawmakers approve a proposal by Sen. Jeff Brandes to eliminate what he calls a back-door tax for local governments.
Published: 02/04/16

Hillsborough commission still divided on how to improve transportation

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners met Thursday to talk about mobility fees, a new method of charging developers for the additional traffic generated by their subdivisions and commercial projects.
Published: 02/04/16
Tampa council approves $3.1 million to renovate Cuscaden Pool

Tampa council approves $3.1 million to renovate Cuscaden Pool

TAMPA — The Tampa City Council approved a $3.1 million contract to renovate Cuscaden Pool, an historic art deco above-ground pool in V.M. Ybor City
Published: 02/04/16