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Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Had they set out to find a conspicuous spot to display Hillsborough County’s divisive Confederate memorial, members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans couldn’t have chosen better. • Hard-by busy U.S. 60 in Valrico...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/10/18

A disgusting partisan spectacle by the Senate

The three days of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that concluded on Thursday were less a showcase for Kavanaugh, who delivered a steady, if evasive, performance, than a depressing display of the breakdown of Senate norms.Kavanaug...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Why was this child returned to the mother now charged with killing him?

Editorial: Why was this child returned to the mother now charged with killing him?

What is perhaps most dismaying about the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau is that the state had ample opportunity to save this vulnerable child and he died anyway. Born to unfit parents who put him in danger starting at 3 months old, Jordan was p...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Remain vigilant on hurricane preparation

Editorial: Remain vigilant on hurricane preparation

Everybody knows what they were doing a year ago: waiting in line for water, batteries and plywood, making those final emergency preparations and getting ready to hunker down as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. Residents of Tampa Bay feared that t...
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Editorial: A wise push to make entire report on Parkland shooting to be public

Editorial: A wise push to make entire report on Parkland shooting to be public

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is putting public safety and government accountability at the forefront by calling for a state commission’s report on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre to be made as public as possible. State and ...
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Editorials: Florida lawmakers choose ideology over safety in fight over school security money

Editorials: Florida lawmakers choose ideology over safety in fight over school security money

State lawmakers who really care about improving school safety should allow millions in unspent money that was allocated to train and arm school personnel to be used instead to hire more campus police officers. Instead, the incoming House and Senate l...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Sweltering Hillsborough students, teachers need help now

Editorial: Sweltering Hillsborough students, teachers need help now

Forget the tax vote. Forget the blame game. Forget the bills coming due for new schools. With air conditioners on the fritz across the Hillsborough County School District and feels-like temperatures soaring into the 90s, the school system needs to do...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: PSC should reject request from utilities to raise bills for economic development

It’s a safe bet that most any time utility companies seek to change the rules for how they charge customers, the result would benefit the utilities and not the folks paying their bills. The Florida Public Service Commission has agreed to consider adj...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Nurturing strong ties between USF med school, Tampa General

Editorial: Nurturing strong ties between USF med school, Tampa General

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida continue to grow and strengthen their relationship, which is good for health care and the economy in a growing metropolitan area that is already the largest in the state. Florida lawmakers sh...
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Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

For years, Hillsborough County’s fast-growing Southshore area was represented in Congress by a man from the other side of Florida whose sprawling district took in all or parts of a dozen largely rural counties.That changed with the drawing of new dis...
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