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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Opinion

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

Editorial: Don’t underestimate value of Tampa Bay in cruise port discussion

As state and local officials review the possibility of dredging up a massive cruise ship port near the mouth of Tampa Bay, they should consider a study on the economic value of Tampa Bay recently conducted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
Published: 08/17/14

Editorial: Graffiti should make way for riverwalk lights display

The bold graffiti dotting the seawall along the Hillsborough River has been a staple of downtown Tampa for decades.
Published: 08/16/14

A new beginning for St. Peter Claver

Just seven years ago, it seemed Tampa’s St. Peter Claver Catholic School was going to shut down after over a century in the community.
Published: 08/16/14

Editorial: Keep Iraq out of ruthless hands

Less than 48 hours ago, it appeared virtually certain that the United States would have little choice but to intervene militarily in Iraq on a scale that President Obama clearly wanted to avoid.
Published: 08/15/14

Editorial: State should acknowlege Dozier reform school abuses

George Owen Smith was 14 when he disappeared from a reform school for boys in 1940. His family’s initial attempts to determine what happened were dismissed by the warden, who suggested he must have run away from the school.
Published: 08/14/14

Editorial: Keep Florida on right environmental path

Although the Florida’s governor race so far has been dominated by personal attacks and negative ads, there is one positive development.
Published: 08/13/14