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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
Editorial: North Koreaís real nuclear threat requires real focus, not tweets

Editorial: North Koreaís real nuclear threat requires real focus, not tweets

North Koreaís sudden and apparent vault into the ranks of the worldís nuclear powers presents an immediate threat to global security, and the Trump administration has precious little time to manage this crisis toward a peaceful solution. The White Ho...
Published: 01/08/18

Another voice: Sessionsí endless war on marijuana

The key to understanding the Trump administrationís approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposite.Consider the new guidance on marijuana that Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued last week, which ...
Published: 01/07/18
Updated: 01/08/18
Editorial: Legislature should focus more on hurricane preparedness

Editorial: Legislature should focus more on hurricane preparedness

With the costs of Hurricane Irma still being added up and thousands of insurance claims still awaiting payment, itís no wonder that hurricane response remains on the radar as the Florida Legislature opens its annual session Tuesday. Proposals include...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Legislature should approve juvenile diversion program

Most Florida counties are failing to provide an alternative means of rehabilitating kids who commit minor crimes that keeps them out of the criminal justice system, where they can acquire a rap sheet that trails them for life. Diversion programs are ...
Published: 01/06/18
Updated: 01/08/18
Editorial: Legislature should send Tampa Bay transit money without limiting options

Editorial: Legislature should send Tampa Bay transit money without limiting options

The desperate need to improve Tampa Bayís outdated transportation system has dominated the civic discussion for the past several years, and there are encouraging signs of progress. All of the major players ó state and local governments, activists and...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Why Trumpís drilling plan is wrong for Florida, nation

The Trump administrationís plan to open virtually all U.S. coastal waters to new oil and gas drilling is wrongheaded in every respect. Itís bad for Florida, which depends on a healthy environment for its multibillion-dollar tourism, fishing and agric...
Updated one month ago