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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 ...
Updated one month ago
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...
Updated one month ago
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: 2 months 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: 2 months ago
Carlton: Ex-top cop Jane Castor as Tampa’s next mayor? It could happen

Carlton: Ex-top cop Jane Castor as Tampa’s next mayor? It could happen

Just before Jane Castor retired as Tampa police chief last year, I asked her about what had to be the most ridiculous rumor going: Castor would one day run for mayor of the city where she was a cop for 31 years.
Updated: 2 months ago
Legal pot industry descends on Florida as voters consider medical marijuana

Legal pot industry descends on Florida as voters consider medical marijuana

KISSIMMEE — Three thousand members of the nation’s budding legal pot industry are visiting Florida this week — and not for the beaches.
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough slashing tests for elementary students after complaints

Hillsborough slashing tests for elementary students after complaints

TAMPA — It took years of teacher and parent complaints over a stacked and stressful testing schedule, but Hillsborough County elementary schools will see fewer tests next school year.
Updated: 3 months ago
Cruz unloads on Trump, calls him ‘utterly amoral,’ as Indiana votes

Cruz unloads on Trump, calls him ‘utterly amoral,’ as Indiana votes

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on rival Donald Trump as voters cast ballots in Indiana today, calling him “utterly amoral” and likening him to a fictitious character he described as “a bra...
Updated: 3 months ago
Indiana primary viewer’s guide: Cruz, Sanders fight the inevitable

Indiana primary viewer’s guide: Cruz, Sanders fight the inevitable

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has “sort of already started.&#...
Updated: 3 months ago