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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Supreme Court redistricting ruling a smackdown for hyper-partisan Legislature

All of the secrecy and back-room dealing that marked the state Legislature’s sordid redistricting process has come undone with a Florida Supreme Court ruling Thursday.
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Editorial: Despicable conduct by attorneys in Bubba the Love Sponge slander case deserves severe punishment

Thank goodness a judge saw through the chicanery and came down hard on the three Tampa attorneys accused of conspiring to have an opposing attorney arrested on drunken driving charges.
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Editorial: DOT should listen carefully before widening interstates through Tampa

The state Department of Transportation’s plans to add express toll lanes to Interstate 275 through Tampa are generating impassioned opposition from residents in the rebounding Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights neighborhoods.
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Europe faces financial abyss

The European Union has a crisis on its hands, and it became even more complicated Sunday when Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures proposed by the union as a prescription for their nation’s economic health.
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Editorial: Hotels dive head-first into water savings

The Hillsborough County Hotel and Motel Association deserves credit for jumping head-first into a national campaign to save millions of gallons of water at hotels across the country.
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Editorial: Appreciating the pope’s encyclical

Many conservative commentators are incensed by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh calls it a Marxist rant, and columnist Cal Thomas accuses the pope of joining the environmental “cult.”
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Editorial: The Steinbrenner legacy

It is difficult to believe that it has been almost five years since New York Yankees owner and proud Tampa resident George Steinbrenner died. Yet his influence — and example — continues to benefit the region.
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Changing of guard at EPC

The Hillsborough County Commission’s hiring of Janet Dougherty as the new Environmental Protection Commission’s executive director stalled briefly when she raised questions about a contract provision that prevented political activity.
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Editorial: Spend BP funds wisely

It is appropriate Florida will receive $3.25 billion for the environmental and economic damages it suffered during the BP oil spill in 2010.
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Editorial: Another step toward Cuba

The United States’ isolationist policies toward Cuba have achieved little in more than 50 years, so President Barack Obama is justified in trying to thaw relations and bolster U.S. influence in the island nation.
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