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Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Politics

Hillsborough governments building sea-level rise into development plans

TAMPA — More Florida cities and communities are taking the first steps to prepare for climate change and, especially, sea-level rise.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Gambling plan gets hearing but next step unclear

TALLAHASSEE — A mammoth gambling overhaul finally had a hearing in the Florida House Thursday, but trying to pass any of it will be like “turning the Titanic,” one former lawmaker said.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Seminoles campaign for grant to fight Egmont Key erosion

Seminoles campaign for grant to fight Egmont Key erosion

EGMONT KEY — The island is a little larger than it was a year ago.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Bill encourages school uniforms by providing state cash

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal making its way through the state Legislature could put an end to early morning battles over what to wear to school.
Updated: 3 hours ago
After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Teacher liability insurance advances, but union says it’s a waste

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to require the state to provide liability insurance to protect public school teachers has received strong support, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
Updated: 12 hours ago
No pigs: Tampa VA hospital enforces service animal rules

No pigs: Tampa VA hospital enforces service animal rules

No more pigs will be allowed into the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Or any other animal that is not a trained and certified guide or service dog. That’s the message Interim Director Marjorie Hedstrom delivered to Congress members, community leaders and others considered hospital “stakeholders.”
Updated: 12 hours ago
St. Pete mayor to pitch new Rays exploratory deal

St. Pete mayor to pitch new Rays exploratory deal

TAMPA — In what seems a last ditch effort to salvage a deal before opening day, Mayor Rick Kriseman will this week unveil a revised agreement to let the Tampa Bay Rays explore new stadium sites across Tampa Bay.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco discusses city’s growth

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco discusses city’s growth

In advance of the 2015 Tampa Mayoral Inaugural Ball, we are taking a look at the city’s past, present and future.
Updated: 12 hours ago