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1,600 attend Hillary Clinton rally on Tampa’s USF campus

1,600 attend Hillary Clinton rally on Tampa’s USF campus

TAMPA — In a wide-ranging speech where she asserted her bona fides as the most competent candidate, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday spoke to about 1,600 people at the University of South Florida.
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Democrat Brian Willis, first-time candidate, would consider running in Hillsborough again

Democrat Brian Willis, first-time candidate, would consider running in Hillsborough again

TAMPA — Brian Willis failed in his run for the Democratic nomination to Hillsborough County Commission District 6.
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Credit agencies find much to like at Tampa City Hall, but are watching Community Investment Tax

Credit agencies find much to like at Tampa City Hall, but are watching Community Investment Tax

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn loves to talk about the city’s credit rating, and who could blame him?
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St. Petersburg’s Darryl Rouson takes Senate District 19 after Tampa foes knock each other out

St. Petersburg’s Darryl Rouson takes Senate District 19 after Tampa foes knock each other out

The morning after he fell fewer than 100 votes short of a seat in the Florida Senate, Ed Narain’s wife had one question for the soon-to-be former legislator:
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Beckner, once a rising star, faces questionable future after bitter Hillsborough clerk’s race

Beckner, once a rising star, faces questionable future after bitter Hillsborough clerk’s race

TAMPA — It was always going to be tough for Kevin Beckner to make amends with Pat Frank and her allies after their divisive Democratic primary battle for Hillsborough County clerk of the Circuit Court.
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Carlton: In the swirl of a storm, City Council votes for sanity

Carlton: In the swirl of a storm, City Council votes for sanity

As Tampa officials were again deliberating over what to do about the city’s storm-flooded streets, you couldn’t help but notice that one concerned citizen stepped up to speak at this week’s City Council meeting in a rain-spattere...
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Recount over: St. Petersburg’s Darryl Rouson is the victor in Senate District 19 battle

Recount over: St. Petersburg’s Darryl Rouson is the victor in Senate District 19 battle

It took four days and two recounts to confirm that state Rep. Darryl Rouson narrowly edged out fellow Rep. Ed Narain in the race to replace longtime Sen. Arthenia Joyner in the Democratic primary in state Senate District 19.
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Ruth: Best way to make a transit push? Disguise it in a stadium pitch

Ruth: Best way to make a transit push? Disguise it in a stadium pitch

Eureka! At last, I have finally figured out a way to solve our long-standing transportation thing. It will involve just a pinch of deception.
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Amid a storm, Tampa City Council approves new stormwater fee

Amid a storm, Tampa City Council approves new stormwater fee

TAMPA — With rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Hermine flooding streets in South Tampa, the City Council late Thursday approved a new yearly fee to pay for better drainage citywide.
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Rouson, Narain enter next phase in state Senate District 19 race

Rouson, Narain enter next phase in state Senate District 19 race

It’s going to be a long week — or weeks — for the candidates of Senate District 19.
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