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Friday, Apr 24, 2015

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Tampa police and public deserve answers federal probe will bring

Jane Castor’s last day as Tampa’s police chief is two weeks from today. Mayor Bob Buckhorn hasn’t announced her successor, but whomever he picks from among three candidates knows a U.S. Department of Justice probe is at the top o...
Published: 04/24/15
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Remote ready for return of ESPN’s bully

Britt McHenry, friend to her paycheck-to-paycheck sisters and champion of service workers everywhere, will be streaming live again this weekend, her embarrassment to her employer apparently having failed to hurdle the low bars set by others who have ...
Published: 04/24/15
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Teachers earned the right to say ‘We told you so’

Shhh. They’re trying to keep it hush-hush.
Published: 04/23/15
Chances are, percentages in Bucs’ favor in draft
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Chances are, percentages in Bucs’ favor in draft

One week to go.
Published: 04/23/15
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Violence will continue until we come together to end it

It was good to see so many people out for the “Stop the Violence” march in East Tampa last Saturday. Along with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Police Chief Jane Castor and members of the city council, the demonstration sent a loud and clear ...
Published: 04/23/15
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Florida’s latest stab at high-stakes school testing gets an F

Cindy Stuart was furious.
Published: 04/22/15
Ybor’s La Segunda bakery celebrates 100 years Thursday
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Ybor’s La Segunda bakery celebrates 100 years Thursday

We live in a commercialized world where everything is the “best,’’ the “all-time leader,’’ the “greatest thing since sliced bread.’’
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15
COLUMN

Medicaid expansion numbers don’t add up

Whenever talk turns to expanding Medicaid in Florida, one number that instantly surfaces is 800,000. That’s about how many working-class adults would qualify for coverage....
Published: 04/19/15
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Who is in charge of running this state anyway?

For better or worse — make your own judgment — the people of Florida have twice elected Rick Scott as their governor. The latest Quinnipiac poll seems to show considerable buyer’s regret, since Floridians disapprove of the job he...
Published: 04/19/15
Bolts earn their luck, and the much-needed victory
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Bolts earn their luck, and the much-needed victory

The Lightning have joined the living in this playoff series with Detroit. And the winning.
Published: 04/19/15