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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Save Amendment 1, Gov. Scott

It takes a special kind of arrogance to completely dismiss the directive of 75 percent of voters.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Editorial: A closer look at Bergdahl affair

The military justice system will determine if U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner, is guilty of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Editorial: The message from city voters

We hope all local political candidates learn from the District 6 Tampa City Council runoff.
Published: 03/26/15

Editorial: Gun violence reveals a dangerous silence

The frustration expressed by Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor over this year’s troubling spike in gun violence should be shared by everyone who calls Tampa home.
Published: 03/25/15

Editorial: Lawmakers have chance to fix flawed write-in law

The folly of the state’s write-in candidate laws was on full display last year in the Florida House District 64 race in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 03/23/15

Manatees still warrant protections

The record number of manatees observed during the annual manatee count this year is no cause to diminish protections for the gentle seagoing mammal.
Published: 03/23/15

Editorial: Once maligned, Florida Aquarium now filling its potential

Few would have argued 20 years ago that building the Florida Aquarium wasn’t a big mistake. The attraction needed a financial bailout before selling its first ticket. The ensuing years weren’t much rosier.
Published: 03/22/15

Editorial: March Madness hits home

The annual college basketball frenzy known as March Madness, which began this week, has special meaning for Tampa this year. Not only did the USF women's basketball team make the tournament, continuing an excellent season, but the Bulls will play the...
Published: 03/21/15

Editorial: Leave decisions on campus guns to local authorities

Two campus gun bills making their way through the Legislature have plenty in common and one significant difference.
Published: 03/21/15

Editorial: Cut costs, improve accuracy with online registration

It is encouraging that legislation to allow Florida voters to register online is progressing through the Legislature with bipartisan support. The change would eliminate errors and cut costs while maintaining strong safeguards against fraud.
Published: 03/19/15