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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

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Ruth: Buckhorn can’t give Cuba the stinkeye while playing footsie with Chinese commies

Ruth: Buckhorn can’t give Cuba the stinkeye while playing footsie with Chinese commies

What might we call this historic foreign policy moment? Buckhorn Goes to China?
Published: 09/25/16
Clinton’s challenge with young voters easy to find at USF

Clinton’s challenge with young voters easy to find at USF

TAMPA — “I need you,” Hillary Clinton humbly declared, a stage behind her filled with a diverse group of college students.
Published: 09/23/16
Tampa Yacht Club alcohol request wins initial City Council approval

Tampa Yacht Club alcohol request wins initial City Council approval

TAMPA — After 112 years, local law is poised to catch up with tradition at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club.
Published: 09/23/16

Tampa City Council approves 2017 city budget with 5% tax increase

TAMPA — The City Council on Wednesday approved a $906 million budget for next year built on a 5 percent property tax increase and a brand-new stormwater fee.
Published: 09/22/16
Updated: 09/23/16
Mosaic spill not expected to reach Hillsborough, official says

Mosaic spill not expected to reach Hillsborough, official says

The spill of 215 million gallons of contaminated water from a Mosaic phosphate plant into the Floridan Aquifer is not expected to affect Hillsborough County anytime soon, and quite possibly not ever, a Hillsborough County Environmental Protection off...
Published: 09/21/16
Hillsborough commissioner aims to have Rays stadium plan to discuss within six months

Hillsborough commissioner aims to have Rays stadium plan to discuss within six months

TAMPA — After seven months of meetings with the Tampa Bay Rays, a Hillsborough County commissioner involved in the talks hopes to have a baseball stadium plan for his colleagues to begin to discuss within six months.
Published: 09/21/16
Patrick Murphy talks Marco Rubio, immigration reform at West Tampa restaurant

Patrick Murphy talks Marco Rubio, immigration reform at West Tampa restaurant

TAMPA — He didn’t get a chance to eat the Cuban sandwich and plantain chips laid at his table Monday at Arco Iris Restaurant in West Tampa, but U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy left the small cafe with support from a host of political...
Published: 09/20/16
Trump connects with fed-up folks in Pasco County

Trump connects with fed-up folks in Pasco County

HOLIDAY — Donald Trump’s prospects for winning the White House will probably rise or fall among the strip malls and 1,000-square-foot ranch homes of southwest Pasco County.
Published: 09/18/16

Moderate middle makes a comeback in Tampa state House debate

The moderate middle doesn’t seem popular in politics lately, but during a Tampa state House candidates’ forum Tuesday it was where everybody wanted to be.
Published: 09/17/16
March column: Race grows close so party may help Democrat Singer

March column: Race grows close so party may help Democrat Singer

The Florida Democratic Party has been giving “in-kind” donations — payments covering staff salaries and other campaign costs — to state House candidates Rena Frazier and Lisa Montelione, but not David Singer, who faces Rep...
Published: 09/16/16