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Columnist treks overseas to honor dad’s WWII service
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Columnist treks overseas to honor dad’s WWII service

SALZBURG, Austria — By the time the 7th Army’s Third Infantry Division rolled into Salzburg in the postwar spring of 1945, Pfc. David Jackson’s mind was focused like a tracer bullet on just one thing....
Published: 06/21/15
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At crunch time, it’s status quo for Florida Legislature

The next time lawmakers troll for votes with that almost sincere promise about how careful they will be with your money, remember the $2 million gift they just gave the IMG Academy in Bradenton.
Published: 06/20/15
Bolts must get Stamkos signed long-term — and quickly
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Bolts must get Stamkos signed long-term — and quickly

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s near-miss Stanley Cup Final is done.
Published: 06/20/15
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Is Gandy Blvd. project destroying a road to save it?

As he walked into the our favorite watering hole, I asked David, a lawyer, how his day had gone.
Published: 06/20/15
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We could use a new Martin Luther

Today and tomorrow, tens of millions of Americans will gather in synagogues and churches, maybe looking for a little more comfort than usual.
Updated one month ago
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Vouchers still a work in progress

There’s an old adage that what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. With a law that took effect in the state of Nevada last week, however, I’m hoping that what happens there in the next few years will be watched closely and evaluate...
Updated one month ago
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State budget a victory for special interests, but not the rest of us

Has Florida’s legislative special session been a success? That depends on whom you ask.
Updated one month ago
Anti-religion group blasts Grady Judd; he says he’ll pray for them
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Anti-religion group blasts Grady Judd; he says he’ll pray for them

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has a problem with the way Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd dresses for church. He gets a lot of invitations to preach, and he often wears his official uniform. The group thinks that is wrong and demanded he stop.
Updated one month ago
Lightning prove again the value of sports to Tampa
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Lightning prove again the value of sports to Tampa

You can argue that many things are more important to a city than the presence of high-profile sports teams. Good schools, job opportunities, public safety, a decent transportation system, they’re all vital to a community’s well-being.
Updated one month ago
Heck of a ride comes to end for Lightning
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Heck of a ride comes to end for Lightning

CHICAGO — It’s over. Really, it is.
Updated one month ago