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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Medical school move a winner for USF, economy

Last month the Florida Board of Governors delayed voting on funding a proposal to move the University of South Florida medical school to downtown Tampa, with members of the facilities committee wanting more details and time to review them.
Published: 02/19/15

Editorial: Leave regulation of backyard gun ranges to local officials

Homeowners who live in close proximity to their neighbors shouldn’t have to tolerate backyard gun ranges in their neighborhoods. In densely populated cities, and in suburban subdivisions, the homemade ranges pose a potentially fatal hazard.
Published: 02/18/15

Editorial: School Board should move forward with united effort to replace Elia

Hillsborough County School Board members are right to consider a national search for a new superintendent and to put that search on an orderly track that will bring a resolution by July.
Published: 02/17/15

Editorial: Vaccinate in the public interest

With a confirmed measles case in neighboring Georgia, and a busy tourist season well under way, it’s going to be difficult for Florida to avoid joining the 18 states where measles cases have been reported.
Published: 02/16/15

Editorial: Reject push for costly sprawl in Hillsborough

All members of the Hillsborough County Commission should be as dubious about an effort to expand the county’s “urban service area” as Commissioner Stacy White.
Published: 02/15/15

Editorial: Time for serious transportation talk

The usual naysayers are attacking an outreach program seeking Hillsborough residents’ views on transportation.
Published: 02/14/15

Editorial: Unite on war against barbarism

Most Americans undoubtedly believe that the brutal Islamist jihadists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq — and aspiring to spread their reign of terror to other parts of the ever-volatile Mideast — must be put out of business.
Published: 02/13/15

Editorial: Continue moving forward on proposed passenger ferry service

Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson has added another wrinkle to the debate about building a commuter ferry service in southern Hillsborough County by expressing concern that the tankers and tugboats plying the waters of Tampa Bay will pose a hazard to ...
Published: 02/12/15

Editorial: Appoint independent agency to investigate Dozier evidence

Just a few weeks before the Florida Legislature begins its annual session, there is fresh news of horrors and abuses coming from the site of the former state-run Dozier School for Boys in the Panhandle.
Published: 02/11/15
Editorial: Obama’s Ukraine choice

Editorial: Obama’s Ukraine choice

If President Barack Obama follows the advice of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he’ll do so knowing that prominent Republicans strongly disagree with Merkel’s no-arms approach to the crisis in Ukraine.
Published: 02/10/15