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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Politics

Drone restrictions law one of many taking affect Wednesday

A law aimed at protecting Floridians from unwanted surveillance is one of more than 100 that take effect Wednesday.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hampton Inn planned for Westshore business district

Hampton Inn planned for Westshore business district

TAMPA — Development in downtown Tampa has been getting the lion’s share of attention, but the Westshore business district is keeping pace.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Boat docks, kayak launch to open at Tampa’s Water Works Park

Boat docks, kayak launch to open at Tampa’s Water Works Park

Three new boat docks, and a kayak/paddle board launch, will open at Water Works Park in Tampa Heights in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
Updated: 4 hours ago

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.The returns Bush planned to release late Tuesday were to include the eight years since he le...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Christie launches campaign for GOP presidential bid

Christie launches campaign for GOP presidential bid

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he’s “out to change the world.”
Updated: 9 hours ago

More overtime? Obama proposes broader coverage

WASHINGTON — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
Published: 06/30/15
Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to lift its stay of execution for a man who murdered four people — the same day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a drug that’s an ingredient in the state’s lethal injections.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15
Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

TAMPA — There wasn’t a parking space to be found at the Oxford Exchange on Monday night as acclaimed city planner Jeff Speck spoke on changes that would make Tampa a walkable city.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15
Tampa fire official retires after clash with chief over evaluation

Tampa fire official retires after clash with chief over evaluation

TAMPA — A top Tampa Fire Rescue official abruptly retired Friday after clashing with Chief Tom Forward over an annual evaluation that included claims a cash fund used for gifts was thousands of dollars short.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15
NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.The network said it...
Published: 06/29/15