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Editorial: Let local governments regulate short-term rentals

Editorial: Let local governments regulate short-term rentals

The Florida Legislature’s meddling in local issues has created another mess for neighborhoods across the state. No family should have to put up with a short-term rental next door that overwhelms their street with constant visitors, traffic and noise ...
Published: 07/09/18
Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Count on people in Tampa to step up when someone threatens the things they hold dear.In the case of a proposal to fill in a Rocky Point lagoon, and build expensive townhouses there, count on all kinds of people to step up — from kids with crayons dra...
Published: 07/06/18

Pruitt departs. Count the silver.

Just when America had all but given up hope, Scott Pruitt’s appalling reign as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is finally over. Thursday afternoon, Pruitt delivered President Donald Trump his resignation letter, replete with references ...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: Trump should stop bashing NATO allies

Editorial: Trump should stop bashing NATO allies

President Donald Trump’s boorish behavior at the Group of Seven summit in Canada last month already has raised fears of a repeat performance at the NATO summit in Brussels next week. In this climate of rising tensions and sinking expectations, the mo...
Published: 07/05/18
Editorial: With revamped courts, abortion rights becomes key issue in governor’s race

Editorial: With revamped courts, abortion rights becomes key issue in governor’s race

Abortion rights are routinely under assault from the Republican-led Florida Legislature, and now the preservation of those rights is as fragile as its been in decades. With new appointments coming to both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Suprem...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: 6 reasons Floridians should pay attention to farm bill negotiations

Editorial: 6 reasons Floridians should pay attention to farm bill negotiations

Floridians should follow the farm bill negotiations this summer in Congress. Farm bills are typically dry discussions about reauthorizing a vast array of programs every five years, ranging from farm subsidies to agricultural research to food programs...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: A more robust plan for Hillsborough’s foster care system

Editorial: A more robust plan for Hillsborough’s foster care system

The corrective action plan that Eckerd Connects has sent to the state has — on paper, at least — the essentials needed to improve Hillsborough County’s foster care system. By addressing the needs of both foster children and the foster system itself, ...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Tampa City Council wisely favors environment over development

The Tampa City Council showed common sense, vision and resolve by unanimously rejecting a proposal Thursday that called for filling three acres of a lagoon for a new townhouse development. These projects have no place in modern urban planning, and th...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Good news for preserving St. Petersburg’s State Theatre

Editorial: Good news for preserving St. Petersburg’s State Theatre

The sale of St. Petersburg’s State Theatre saves a historic landmark in the middle of a rapidly changing downtown. Even better, the new owner plans renovations and improvements that will bring the building up to code and continue its existence as a t...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Celebrating USF’s preeminence

Editorial: Celebrating USF’s preeminence

Years of persistent effort paid off Thursday as the University of South Florida won well-deserved recognition as one of the state’s preeminent universities. USF and the entire Tampa Bay community can be proud of this signature achievement, but the wo...
Updated one month ago