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Column: St. Petersburg tackles affordable housing crisis

Column: St. Petersburg tackles affordable housing crisis

Everyone deserves the chance at the American dream of home ownership. But lately it is hard enough to even find an affordable apartment because St. Petersburg is in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. Housing is intertwined with job growth an...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/13/18

Ruth: A 50th high school reunion brings perspective

Time is a funny thing. It has a way of creeping on you like little crow’s feet. And it can melt away at the same time.Fifty years. It was in June 1968 that I graduated from St. Vincent High School in Akron, just a bit removed from the institution’s m...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Editorial: Net neutrality is gone, and Congress should bring it back

Editorial: Net neutrality is gone, and Congress should bring it back

Start watching your internet speeds and for odd-sounding deals from your service provider. The federal government’s net neutrality rules that ensured web sites and their content would be treated equally by broadband providers expired Monday. Now it’s...
Published: 06/11/18
Does North Korea’s negotiating history mean it can’t be trusted?

Does North Korea’s negotiating history mean it can’t be trusted?

The stakes could hardly be higher for President Donald Trump’s Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Given Pyongyang’s strides toward developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, an arms control deal loom...
Published: 06/11/18
PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis has a plan to solve the opioid epidemic, and it starts with securing the southern border of the United States.That’s where lethal drugs pour into the country, he said during the Westside Republic...
Published: 06/11/18
Editorial: Trump confuses America’s friends and foes

Editorial: Trump confuses America’s friends and foes

President Donald Trump embarks on the most important trip of his presidency today confusing America’s friends and foes. In the days running up to Tuesday’s on-again, off-again, on-again summit with Kim Jong Un, he has defended Russia, given China a b...
Published: 06/08/18
How to expand your worldview

How to expand your worldview

Donald Trump may be the "America First" president, but his youngest son is a rather worldly sports fan. Barron, 12, has been spotted wearing a full Arsenal kit, making him a boy of impeccable taste, if somewhat dashed hopes. It’s been a rough couple ...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Editorial: Lobbyists should not be needed to get state to pay up

Editorial: Lobbyists should not be needed to get state to pay up

Floridians who have been harmed by their government should not have to hire a lobbyist to make the state pay up. And they certainly should not have to hire the brother of the speaker of the Florida House to have a better shot at getting lawmakers to ...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/08/18
Editorial: Tampa Bay’s big-city mayors should step up on transit

Editorial: Tampa Bay’s big-city mayors should step up on transit

The mayors of Tampa Bay’s three biggest cities have once again declared that the lack of a robust transit system is the region’s most serious deficiency as it competes for new jobs and businesses. Terrific. That’s like the star players sitting in the...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/08/18
Editorial: Dropping idea to expand Hillsborough Commission is right move

Editorial: Dropping idea to expand Hillsborough Commission is right move

There is no reason to expand the number of Hillsborough County commissioners from seven to nine, much less have the entire board be elected from single-member districts. Board chairman Sandy Murman did the right thing in withdrawing her proposal. Thi...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/08/18