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Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Editorials

Editorial: Turning it down a notch in Ukraine

After seven hours of intense negotiations in Geneva on Thursday, it appears that the crisis in Ukraine may be tamed — for a while. But the elements fueling the crisis remain in place.
Published: 04/18/14

Editorial: USF meets state’s challenge

The Florida Legislature should recognize that no university has embraced the state’s accountability challenge with as much drive and commitment as USF.
Published: 04/17/14

Editorial: Gun law poses a dangerous gamble

Many of the misguided laws proposed each year in Tallahassee affect narrow interests and are fairly harmless to the general population. But proposals in the House and Senate this year to allow untrained gun owners to carry concealed weapons during em...
Published: 04/16/14

Give us another run, Lightning

It’s been a rather strange season for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Published: 04/16/14

Editorial: The right decision for Sink

After two heart-breaking loses over the course of four years, we certainly understand why Alex Sink has decided against running again for the U.S. Congressional District 13 seat up for election this November.
Published: 04/16/14

Editorial: Rwanda’s remarkable turnaround

It has been 20 years since the genocide that took as many as a million lives and left Rwanda in ruins. So it is illuminating that a new report shows that life expectancy in the formerly splintered African nation has doubled in that time.
Published: 04/15/14

Mucky grave shouldn’t wreck park plan

It is important that communities value their heritage, but the suggestion Tampa shouldn’t build a public dock near the remnants of a sunken Civil War blockade runner goes overboard.
Published: 04/14/14

Editorial: Incoming governors should appoint supreme court justices

Give credit to state Sen. Tom Lee for addressing a looming question that has the potential to mire the state in a constitutional crisis.
Published: 04/13/14

Editorial: Harassing friends of the parks

The Florida State Parks system attracts 26 million visitors a year and has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion.
Published: 04/12/14

Editorial: Court ruling a good deal for Channelside

Port Tampa Bay’s efforts to revive the troubled Channelside retail complex were given a major boost this week when a bankruptcy judge dismissed several claims by a development group behind a failed bid to purchase the complex.
Published: 04/11/14