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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014


Tribune endorsement editorial: Shimberg, Snively and Shah for School Board

Voters winnowed the Hillsborough County School Board field in the August primary, but they still need to make their final selections in the three races. The election will determine who will be entrusted with overseeing the policies affecting 200,000 ...
Published: 10/08/14

Editorial: Honoring Hispanic scientists a reward for students too

A prestigious panel of scientists, artists and entrepreneurs will gather at the Museum of Science and Industry over the next few days for an annual event meant to inspire Hispanic students to pursue careers in science, technology, education, the arts...
Published: 10/08/14

Tribune Editorial: Drop gay marriage fight

Lost in the debate over whether Attorney General Pam Bondi should continue fighting on behalf of the state’s Defense of Marriage Act is the fact that 61 percent of Florida voters adopted the constitutional amendment only six years ago.
Published: 10/08/14

Editorial: Thomas and Bauman for judge

Hillsborough voters still have two judicial races to decide in the 13th Circuit Court, which encompasses all of Hillsborough County.
Published: 10/07/14

Editorial: TECO’s solar project at Tampa International Airport a big step forward

The announcement last week that Tampa Electric Co. will spend as much as $6 million to install a solar-panel system at Tampa International Airport represents another big step forward in the Tampa Bay area toward harnessing the power of the sun.
Published: 10/06/14

Tribune endorsement: Crist, White, Higginbotham for Hillsborough County Commission

Although the governor’s race gets the most attention, local elected officials are more likely to have direct daily impact on voters’ lives.
Published: 10/05/14

Tribune endorsement: Spano, Narain, Harrison, Grant for state House seats in Hillsborough

In the Florida House races that are predominantly in Hillsborough, voters this year will decide whether to return three incumbents to office and fill an open seat.
Published: 10/04/14

Tribune endorsement: Vote “yes” on St. Petersburg referendum question

St. Petersburg voters are being asked to change the city charter to allow City Council members to freely voice their opinions about the mayor’s hiring of top executives. Council members were warned by the city attorney earlier this year that c...
Published: 10/02/14

Tribune endorsements: Latvala, Brandes, Lee for state Senate

State senators will return to Tallahassee with a budget surplus and plenty of decisions to make about how to spend the money. Three incumbent Republicans are running for re-election in districts that cover most of Pinellas County, South Tampa and Eas...
Published: 10/02/14

Editorial: State should listen to school superintendents’ concerns

Once again the state’s school superintendents are calling on Florida lawmakers to take a reasoned approach to the standardized tests that educators must contend with each year.
Published: 10/02/14