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Friday, May 29, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: The right ending for Clearwater aquarium plan

Former Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard and Clearwater Marine Aquarium executives Frank Dame and David Yates promised to change course if they couldn’t bring the pieces of their ambitious aquarium plan together in a timely fashion.
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Editorial: Lawmakers should renew Seminole gambling deal

Among the many issues left in limbo by the chaotic ending of this year’s regular legislative session is the fate of a gambling deal the state has with the Seminole Tribe.
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Editorial: Historic contempt for voters

Years from now, history will cruelly judge this colossally dysfunctional Florida Legislature — but not primarily because of the Senate and House conflict over Medicaid, which caused Speaker Steve Crisafulli to abruptly adjourn early in a fit o...
Updated one month ago

The uncommonly restless United Kingdom

In London, David Cameron had much to celebrate after Thursday’s general election. His Conservative Party managed to seize an extremely narrow majority — winning only two more seats than the minimum required for a majority — in Br...
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Editorial: A police chief with wit and steel

The people of Tampa were reeling in 2010 after two police officers were shot to death and the killer remained on the loose.
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Editorial: Scott should ignore bogus concerns and sign online voter registration bill

One of the few things the dysfunctional Legislature managed to get accomplished last week was the passage of a bill that would provide a simpler and more secure way for people to register to vote by creating an online registration process.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Body farm confrontation

It is unfortunate that University of South Florida officials did not reach out to Lithia residents before initiating a plan to locate a “body farm” in the area.
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Editorial: Is U.S. quality of life declining?

Americans don’t elect their next president until November of next year, but between now and then prospective voters will be deluged with campaign oratory, advertising and, almost certainly, controversy. But here’s an uncomfortable fact ...
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Editorial: A working education model

A private school planned for the Tampa Bay area offers an innovative approach to helping low-income students.
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Editorial: Duke’s attitude change, new PSC rules, a welcome turn

Duke Energy Florida’s surprising offer to save its customers money, along with the Legislature’s passage of a bill meant to bring more accountability to the state’s utility regulators, are welcome developments for Duke’s c...
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