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Ybor ethnic clubs fading as membership ages

Ybor ethnic clubs fading as membership ages

The neighborhood's four clubs lack the members and cash to sustain their historic building.
Updated: 15 hours ago

Counties on the hook for film incentives

TAMPA — If Hillsborough County is going to reap the benefits of new state tax incentives for the film and television industry, it could come at a cost — as much as $800,000 in county money per production.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

NEW YORK – A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates ...
Published: 04/18/14
Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming book will be called “Hard Choices,” a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama’s secreta...
Published: 04/18/14

Gov. Scott’s office: Ask employees for records, not us

TALLAHASSEE — The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is making a unique legal argument when it comes to handing over public records: Get it from the employees, not us.
Published: 04/18/14

Crist press spox leaves after a week

Once again, the Charlie Crist campaign is losing a top staffer less than a week after he was hired -- this time, it’s campaign press spokesman Eric Conrad.
Published: 04/17/14
Updated: 04/18/14

State urged to sell farmland in Hillsborough

TALLAHASSEE — A Mormon Church-affiliated firm is in line to purchase 142 acres of vacant land in Hillsborough County from the state, with the money potentially helping Florida’s future efforts to preserve environmentally sensitive land....
Published: 04/18/14

Commandos committing suicide at record pace, McRaven says

Commandos are taking their own lives at a record pace, said Adm. William McRaven, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 04/17/14

Builder withdraws sole bid to develop Ybor arch hotel

TAMPA — A hotel developer that took city officials up on their call to build a hotel at the Ybor City arch has backed off its plans.
Published: 04/17/14
No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

HAVANA, Fla. — Hunting alligator in season would be allowed 24 hours a day under a proposal adopted Thursday by the state’s fish and wildlife board. ...
Published: 04/17/14