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Voucher advocates back two Democrats in District 19 primary

Voucher advocates back two Democrats in District 19 primary

The Florida Children’s Federation, the political arm of the Florida movement for private school tuition vouchers, has sent out mailers in favor of two candidates in the state Senate District 19 Democratic primary: Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Pet...
Published: 08/29/16
Ruth: Beckner’s campaign against Pat Frank sullies his reputation

Ruth: Beckner’s campaign against Pat Frank sullies his reputation

Until he started channeling his inner Boss Tweed of Tampa, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner was generally viewed as a smart, well-intentioned, able public servant. And not a bad guy, either.
Published: 08/29/16
Tampa Sports Authority to consider fate of Sunset Music Festival

Tampa Sports Authority to consider fate of Sunset Music Festival

The Tampa Sports Authority next month is scheduled to discuss the future of the Sunset Music Festival, the scene this spring of two ecstacy-related deaths and more than 50 ambulance runs to the hospital.
Published: 08/26/16
Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

For the second straight year, Tampa City Council on Thursday will consider creating a new fee to pay for an ambitious plan to lessen the chronic street flooding residents see from a heavy summer thunderstorm.
Published: 08/26/16

Hooper: Democrats offer intriguing race in State Senate District 19

The Florida State Senate District 19 race has shaped up to be one of the area’s most intriguing.
Published: 08/26/16

Voucher advocates back two Democrats in Senate District 19 primary

The Florida Children’s Federation, the political arm of the Florida movement for private school tuition vouchers, has sent out mailers in favor of two candidates in the state Senate District 19 Democratic primary: Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Pete...
Published: 08/26/16
SoHo clubs bristle at Tampa’s tightening of noise ordinance

SoHo clubs bristle at Tampa’s tightening of noise ordinance

TAMPA — The noise of people talking across desks and bustling around an air-conditioned office registers a “comfortable” 55 decibels, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Published: 08/26/16
Republican Schock relying on support from outside Hillsborough in county commission race

Republican Schock relying on support from outside Hillsborough in county commission race

TAMPA — On the surface, it seems Republican Tim Schock is hitting his stride at the right time in his bid for Hillsborough County’s open commission seat.
Published: 08/25/16
Tampa City Council honors Monsignor Higgins

Tampa City Council honors Monsignor Higgins

One day after the death of Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, Tampa City Council honored the Irish priest who was a valued confident to many city and business leaders.
Published: 08/25/16
Trump touts jobs and restoring law and order at Tampa rally

Trump touts jobs and restoring law and order at Tampa rally

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Tampa had their first chance to see in person the rebooted candidate during his stop Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Published: 08/24/16