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Monday, Sep 01, 2014


Editorial: The surprising face of hunger in the Tampa Bay area

A new study includes some startling statistics about the face of hunger across the Tampa Bay region. For starters, one in every six people in a 10-county area in West-Central Florida seeks food assistance through the Feeding America Tampa Bay charity...
Published: 08/25/14

Editorial: Time for leadership on transportation

At a recent meeting on transportation, Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist said this about a proposal to hold a 2016 voter referendum on increasing the sales tax to fund transportation projects:
Published: 08/24/14

Our recommendations for the primaries

Here are our recommendations for Tuesday’s primaries:
Published: 08/24/14

Treating higher education as political toy

Two recent events highlight the political mess Tallahassee has made of Florida’s higher education system.
Published: 08/23/14

Editorial: Opening the windows at the VA

The response this week by newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert McDonald to a congressional demand for a thorough review of patient deaths and treatment delays is an encouraging sign for veterans and taxpayers wanting the truth about the department...
Published: 08/22/14

Editorial: Kurds have earned our support

Given the course of events in fragmented Iraq, Americans may soon need to consider forgetting about preserving Iraq as it now exists and focus on helping our nation’s longtime allies in the region, the Kurds, establish a state of their own.
Published: 08/21/14

Editorial: Don’t leave pot growers to chance

Picking numbered pingpong balls at random makes a lot of sense when deciding who’ll be Florida’s next instant millionaire. After all, everybody who buys a Florida Lottery ticket deserves the same chance at luck.
Published: 08/20/14

Editorial: Let new pier process run its course

There were two major items on St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman’s to-do list when he took office in January: hire a new police chief and figure out what to do with the shuttered Pier.
Published: 08/19/14

Our recommendations for Aug. 26 primaries

Here are our recommendations for the Aug. 26 primaries, broken down by statewide races and by the counties in our primary coverage area.
Published: 08/17/14

Editorial: MacDill charter school prudent course of action

When the Hillsborough County School Board considers a proposal to develop a K-8 charter school at MacDill Air Force Base, members’ overriding concern should be what is best for our military families.
Published: 08/18/14