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Editorial: Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office owes public answers about Kelly Garrison’s murder

Editorial: Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office owes public answers about Kelly Garrison’s murder

A Hillsborough County woman who had been terrorized by her ex-husband moved out of her apartment, obtained a court order, left her job, fled the state and still wound up dead. Kelly Garrison’s murder by her former husband in Georgia, which left her 2...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Editorial: A bipartisan bill should end

Editorial: A bipartisan bill should end "zombie campaign" cash

It shouldn’t take an act of Congress to keep ex-lawmakers from using their old campaign accounts as a slush fund for personal expenses. But apparently it does — which is why two local members of Congress deserve credit for their bipartisan bill that ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: For the sake of Tampa Bay veterans, Senate should scrutinize Trump’s VA pick

Editorial: For the sake of Tampa Bay veterans, Senate should scrutinize Trump’s VA pick

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and to replace him with presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson has outsized ramifications for the Tampa Bay area, given the large number of veterans here and the exp...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Florida mayors send a message with gun lawsuit

Editorial: Florida mayors send a message with gun lawsuit

Banning guns from parks or other public places within a city would be reasonable gun safety measures for local governments to enact. But reason is hard to come by in the polarizing gun control debate, and state law prohibits even modest local protect...
Published: 04/06/18
Updated: 04/11/18

Editorial: A prospering Tampa Bay should not forget our many struggling poor

In Tampa Bay, prosperity and opportunity feel infectious as new development booms from the beaches to the back roads. But for all the progress, many thousands of residents face an unyielding struggle to meet basic needs, paying for groceries, providi...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: The James Museum is downtown St. Petersburg’s latest arts jewel

Editorial: The James Museum is downtown St. Petersburg’s latest arts jewel

With its soft opening today, a spectacular new museum featuring hundreds of works of Western and wildlife art joins the art scene in downtown St. Petersburg. The museum is a gem all in itself, but it also is part of a symbiosis whose benefits ripple ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: A hopeful step on Rays stadium, but a long way to go

Editorial: A hopeful step on Rays stadium, but a long way to go

This week’s rollout of a local corporate campaign to move the Tampa Bay Rays to Ybor City reflected both the excitement and the challenge in the short time ahead to keep Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa organizers will need to build...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: The wrong move on rights restoration for felons

Editorial: The wrong move on rights restoration for felons

Florida is embarrassingly behind the rest of the country in allowing felons who have completed their sentences to vote, and Gov. Rick Scott wants to keep it that way. Scott is appealing a federal judge’s order that requires the state to establish def...
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Editorial: It’s up to you to live up to King’s ideal of America

Editorial: It’s up to you to live up to King’s ideal of America

It speaks to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that 50 years to the day of his murder in Memphis, an entire generation in this country cannot even fathom a time when African-Americans were denied the right to vote, the convenience of a hotel s...
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 Editorial: Voters’ act of civic responsibility has given us 30 years of good work by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

Editorial: Voters’ act of civic responsibility has given us 30 years of good work by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

Thirty years ago, Hillsborough County residents stepped up and voted to tax themselves to serve the needs of vulnerable children. Over that time, more than a half-billion dollars has been spent on an array of programs aimed at making children healthi...
Updated one month ago