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Florida is not among the 28 states that expanded Medicaid programs to cover their neediest citizens. Six more states are strongly considering expansion. Florida is not one of those, either.
Drive through eastern Hillsborough County, parts of Polk, or head south through Hardee, and you will pass farms and orange groves that make up the backbone of this state.
Ten trillion bazillion people, more or less, from here to (Bruno) Mars will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.
You can almost hear the chant slowly build inside Tampa’s halls of power — “We’re Number 141, We’re Number 141.”
Although most Republicans have honest, deep disagreements on policy and style with the president, they keep it professional out of respect to the office he holds. But not the representatives of Wingnut Nation. They
Supporters of the Greenlight Pinellas referendum last November did a lot of things right trying to persuade voters to pay higher taxes for mass transit needs, including (cover your ears, folks) r-a-i...
Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia is a remarkable woman. Even her critics concede that.
Governing is a lot different than complaining, as Republicans in Congress are about to discover. After six years of stalling, obstruction and shouting BENGHAZI!!! at least five times a day, th...
If John Nicholas Jonchuck doesn’t qualify as deranged, I don’t know what it takes. So what was he doing out on the streets and in custody of his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe?
Rick Scott’s second term as Florida’s governor began Tuesday, in case you missed it. His inauguration came and went without much fanfare, and maybe that’s good.
I can’t imagine what it was like to be in Cuba when Fidel Castro seized power, and if you didn’t live through it, you can’t either.
Florida is about to join what Hillsborough County Circuit Court Clerk Pat Frank called “the ranks of rationality.” That is a great way to phrase it, because starting Tuesday the state’s legal barrier...
We had an executive here a few years back who got all hopped up over this new thing called the Internet and what it meant for the future of newspapers, particularly this one.
Four years ago, David Frankel sized up the local theatre scene in the Tampa Bay area and saw a need.
Before the joyous chaos of Christmas morning, there is this day.
Maybe you’re planning a long car ride to grandma’s house for Christmas dinner, or perhaps you’ll visit your cousin on the other side of the state. Better gas up the car first.
I’d like to take this opportunity to inform some members of the St. Petersburg City Council of a basic truth: The Tampa Bay Rays are not going to keep playing baseball in your city indefinitely. They are going to ...
Many have tried to turn downtown Tampa’s Channel District into a shopping and entertainment urban wonderland.
Jeb Bush’s campaign for the presidency all but officially began Tuesday with the announcement via Twitter that he will “actively explore the possibility of running.”
The video is damning.
In his epic book “Instant Replay” about the 1967 championship season by the Green Bay Packers, guard Jerry Kramer wrote about how he often played with concussions.
Football took Charlie McCullers from the strawberry fields of Plant City and Dover to some of the biggest stages of American sports. While that gave him a career, the spotlight usually fell on others.
Sun City Center has long been known as a place where some of Florida’s smartest and most successful retirees land. These are people with skills and specialized knowledge, and they want to keep using all of that.
One of the most contentious issues for now, and maybe forever, in our state is the expansion of Medicaid to cover Florida’s neediest people.
We will never know for sure if Michael Brown, as many claim, had his arms raised in surrender when he was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. Nor will we know beyond a doubt if he was shot after attack...