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Editorial: Kingís legacy still relevant in digital age

Editorial: Kingís legacy still relevant in digital age

Todayís holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. couldnít be more timely. At a moment when the nationís civic dialogue is choking on personal and political division, it is hard to remember an earlier time when role models were role m...
Published: 01/15/18
Editorial: Floridaís chance to make it easier to restore civil rights

Editorial: Floridaís chance to make it easier to restore civil rights

As it has for decades, Florida stubbornly clings to an inhumane, inefficient and indefensible system of justice that permanently sentences more than 1.5 million residents to second-class citizenship. This state automatically revokes the right to vote...
Published: 01/13/18
Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

President Donald Trumpís vulgar outbursts during a White House meeting on immigration are racist and indefensible no matter how he parses them. They are not presidential, they undermine U.S. foreign relations and they do not reflect Americaís values....
Published: 01/12/18

Editorial: Pinellas commission stands up for accountability

The Pinellas County Commission has gotten the message that it should not be a rubber stamp. Commissioners sent a clear signal this week they will demand more accountability of local agencies by refusing to approve nominees for the board for CareerSou...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Editorial: Progress on Tampa Bay graduation rates

Tampa Bayís four school districts all reached a significant milestone last school year: achieving graduation rates over 80 percent. Itís believed to be the first time Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties all surpassed that threshold, a...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Editorial: Trumpís reversal on drilling a victory for Florida

Editorial: Trumpís reversal on drilling a victory for Florida

The Trump administrationís abrupt reversal on its foolhardy plan to allow more oil drilling off Floridaís coastlines is a win for the Sunshine State, regardless of whether it is based more on politics than environmental concerns. Drilling poses a uni...
Published: 01/10/18
Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Getting to the bottom of the shootings that left two people dead after a New Yearís Day teen party, one a 15-year-old girl, is the job of the Hillsborough County Sheriffís Office. Investigators so far have said that the two security guards who fired ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Editorial: Florida should spend more to clean up leaking tanks

Editorial: Florida should spend more to clean up leaking tanks

Thousands of underground petroleum tanks are buried across Florida, endangering the drinking water supply because the state doesnít make their cleanup a priority or require that nearby residents be alerted. This hidden public health threat has existe...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/11/18

Another voice: Donít deport the Salvadorans

The Trump administrationís decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade comes as no surprise, given President Donald Trumpís attitu...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Editorial: Cracks in the facade of normalcy in Tallahassee

Editorial: Cracks in the facade of normalcy in Tallahassee

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature on Tuesday tried to create a facade of normalcy. The governorís last State of the State speech was perhaps his best in delivery and focus, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran delivered his usual uncompromisi...
Published: 01/09/18