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Monday, May 04, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Everglades land purchase a no-brainer, except in Tallahassee

The state cut a deal with U.S. Sugar seven years ago to pay a fair-market price for 46,800 acres south of Lake Okeechobee that could be used to filter polluted water before it flows to the Everglades.
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Editorial: Lessons learned from BP disaster

Monday will be the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill, and the catastrophe continues to haunt the Gulf of Mexico and its border states.
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Editorial: Reject skulduggery and chicanery in local elections

It’s awfully tough to find anyone willing to talk about their involvement in the sordid campaign ads that may have determined the outcome of the District 6 Tampa City Council race.
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Editorial: The Tampa-Cuba promise

Given the city’s historic ties to Cuba, Tampa leaders are right to try to position the community as a focal point for a renewed relationship between the United States and the island nation.
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Editorial: Like Americans, British voters weary of party status quo

Here in the United States, candidates for president in the 2016 election are busy lining up supporters, collecting campaign funds and mapping their strategies.
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Rubio joins the fray

He is young and his accomplishments relatively modest, but don’t underestimate U.S. Sen. Marco’s presidential campaign.
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Editorial: Reject plan to allow bear hunts

At its meeting Wednesday in Tallahassee the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is expected to vote on a misguided plan to legalize bear hunts in Florida.
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Editorial: Get tough with fishing pirates

Bipartisanship may be hard to achieve in Washington these days, but everyone in Congress should recognize the need to confront the foreign fishing pirates who are invading American waters and ravaging Gulf of Mexico fish species.
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Editorial: Don’t regulate Uber, Lyft out of Hillsborough County

There may be room for an argument about whether Uber and Lyft, the popular ride-sharing services, should be defined as traditional taxi companies or as technology companies that use smartphone apps to connect drivers with customers.
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Editorial: Worry about voters, not bureaucrats

A microphone picked up a frustrated Pinellas Sen. Jack Latvala calling Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s testimony about online voter registration as “so much ...” — with Latvala using a salty term to finish his com...
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