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Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

Politics

History is on tour aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

History is on tour aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

LAKELAND —The last time Allen Rosenman climbed aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress, it was serious business.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Who was the model for horse soldier statue? Claim stirs controversy

Who was the model for horse soldier statue? Claim stirs controversy

TAMPA — In a now-removed YouTube video, Todd Nichols, scheduled to appear tonight on a Sportsman Channel television show starring Sarah Palin, tells a compelling story about how he was one of the first 36 Green Berets to have arrived in Afghan...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Tampa council split on honoring school superintendent Elia

TAMPA — On Mary Ellen Elia’s final day as schools superintendent, the disagreement over her firing shows no sign of ending.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Florida lawmakers look to end speed traps

TALLAHASSEE — For at least two decades, drivers found out the hard way where Waldo is.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Florida’s testing mishaps continue despite promised fix

Florida’s testing glitches are continuing despite assurances from state officials that problems have been fixed.
Updated: 14 hours ago

Republican legislators criticize Obama’s changes to Cuba policy

TALLAHASSEE — Republican lawmakers blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Thursday, saying it will only serve to empower the communist nation that’s been ruled by a dictatorship sin...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Scientists warn Obama of marine life harm from seismic tests

JACKSONVILLE — Marine scientists are raising concerns about the Obama administration’s decision to move ahead on use of seismic air guns in the Atlantic Ocean for oil and gas exploration.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Florida public bathroom bill upsets transgender people

Florida public bathroom bill upsets transgender people

TALLAHASSEE — Transgender people would have to use public bathrooms designated for their birth gender, unless they have a license or passport that proves they’ve completed their transition to their new sex under a bill that passed its f...
Updated: 17 hours ago
Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin's show

Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin's show

If you want to see a blind Iraq war veteran from Tampa go hunting, tune into the Sportsman Channel tonight at 9 p.m.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Regional reservoir finally full, just in time for dry season

Regional reservoir finally full, just in time for dry season

Drained for more than two years because of an expansive renovation project, the 15.5 billion gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir brims with water now, ready to slake the thirsts of more than 2 million customers during the approaching dry months.
Updated: 19 hours ago