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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

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Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless
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Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless

TAMPA — A blooper is no way to start your NFL career.
Published: 08/16/14
COLUMN

Greenlight’s antique vision vs. driverless cars

Regarding transportation, the question for all of us — but especially for Pinellas County voters, who in November will decide about their near-term future — isn’t whether we’d like it to be easier to get from here to there...
Published: 08/16/14
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Schools now the frontline in the war on cheeseburgers

Four years ago, President Barack Obama escalated the war on bacon double cheeseburgers and French fries by signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Published: 08/17/14
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Redistricting snuffs election competition

The Florida Legislature finished its court-ordered task of fixing two congressional districts this past week that a judge ruled unconstitutional. Gov. Rick Scott approved it, but it’s still uncertain if Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis will sig...
Published: 08/17/14
Spina’s title restores order to universe
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Spina’s title restores order to universe

What the Zephyrhills City Council did the other day — removing “interim” from the title worn by Steve Spina since his return to City Hall in May — was not simply the smartest and most cost-effective avenue to take. It was ...
Published: 08/17/14
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Cheer up, America!

It seems Americans are pretty cranky. Actually, more than just cranky. They are angry, fed up, discouraged and, yes, even depressed.
Published: 08/17/14
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Give tea party credit for learning how to make a difference

I seriously admire one thing in particular about most tea party members.
Published: 08/15/14
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Littlefield’s confounding fact-fudging

NEW PORT RICHEY — Fact-checking resumes of politicians as they chase public office tends to be tedious and unrewarding but is nonetheless necessary. This sifting is especially relevant when the candidate claims his work history not only gives ...
Published: 08/15/14
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Leadership a lost art on Capitol Hill

When, as a people, do we admit we are leaderless? What are the final tipping points that wake us to the fact that Washington is populated by people who look out for themselves first, their party second, and the people last?
Published: 08/14/14
Danke and auf wiedersehen

Danke and auf wiedersehen

In his last regularly scheduled column, Steve Otto takes time to thank the people most important to him -- including his readers.
Published: 07/13/14
Updated: 08/13/14