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Thursday, Jul 02, 2015

Politics

Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

NEW PORT RICHEY — More than 100 veterans packed the Pasco County Commission’s chamber Wednesday for Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ “town hall” meeting.
Updated: 1 hour ago
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Tampa to review allegation of fire fund shortage

TAMPA — The city’s personnel department has launched a review of claims made by a former Tampa Fire Rescue assistant fire chief who said he was “punished” with a mediocre evaluation after he revealed that a cash fund in th...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

TAMPA — Two well-known Democratic politicians filed to run for Hillsborough County offices today, setting up hotly contested battles in the August 2016 Democratic primary.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Independence Day holiday closings in Tampa Bay area

Government agencies and services that won’t be working over the July 4 holiday weekend:
Published: 07/02/15
OJ keeps flowing at welcome centers despite Scott veto

OJ keeps flowing at welcome centers despite Scott veto

Gov. Rick Scott vetoed money for the free cup of Florida citrus juice that travelers get at the state’s official welcome centers, but now the Citrus Department says it will pick up the tab.
Published: 07/01/15
Updated: 07/02/15
On many fronts, Hillsborough seeks to put Confederacy behind it

On many fronts, Hillsborough seeks to put Confederacy behind it

TAMPA — David McCallister, president of the Tampa chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy, stood before the county’s Diversity Advisory Council Wednesday in a smart suit and patriotic tie to make a familiar plea.
Published: 07/01/15
Updated: 07/02/15
Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

TAMPA — Regular flights on commercial airlines from Tampa International Airport to Cuba have moved a step closer now that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in one another’s capitals for the first time since diplomatic rela...
Published: 07/01/15
Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’

Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostility.
Published: 07/01/15
Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after spending millions on campaign

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after spending millions on campaign

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to see his wealth grow even after spending millions on his own re-election campaign.
Published: 07/01/15