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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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Henderson: Once again, Florida’s poor left wanting in health care debate

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.
Updated: 3 hours ago
With quarterbacks, winners somehow find a way
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With quarterbacks, winners somehow find a way

TAMPA — The Bucs are on the clock, even as we tick down to Super Sunday. They need a quarterback. They need to draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. Will it be the pocket passer or the dual threat?
Updated: 3 hours ago
It’s not bon voyage to Rays, but time to do something
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It’s not bon voyage to Rays, but time to do something

TAMPA — On the surface, maybe even a little under it, it’s been a bad week for a Rays future in Tampa Bay.
Updated: 15 hours ago
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State should end election of judges

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case regarding a 2009 judicial election in Hillsborough County. Lanell Williams-Yulee, a local lawyer, ran unsuccessfully against an incumbent judge. During her campaign, she signed a fundraising letter, which...
Published: 01/29/15
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Cleaning up the prison mess

Kudos to Florida state Sen. Greg Evers for not only talking about cleaning up the prison mess but also showing through his actions that he means business.
Published: 01/29/15
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Putnam: “Time not on our side” in fight to save citrus

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.
Published: 01/28/15
Lightning’s Drouin hasn’t lived up to the hype
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Lightning’s Drouin hasn’t lived up to the hype

TAMPA — Lightning rookie winger Jonathan Drouin finally made his mark the other night: as a blur. Drouin won the fastest skater event at the NHL All-Star skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in a record time 13.103 seconds....
Published: 01/26/15
Updated: 01/27/15
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Here’s a friendly Rx for what ails the NFL

Ten trillion bazillion people, more or less, from here to (Bruno) Mars will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Published: 01/25/15
Updated: 01/26/15
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After the year NFL has had, it needs some comic relief

Today marks the gateway to the week that is at once the most celebrated and yet the most insipid in all of sports.
Published: 01/25/15
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Tampa moving up in rankings, but it’s a steep climb

You can almost hear the chant slowly build inside Tampa’s halls of power — “We’re Number 141, We’re Number 141.”
Published: 01/25/15