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Saturday, Jul 04, 2015

Politics

Havana fishing event brings anglers, worlds together

A one-week course called “Support the Cuban People Fishing Program” brought together two groups from countries isolated by politics for more than five decades. They met June 12 in the Cuban fishing hub of Cayo Cruz, on the northern shore of the province of Camaguey.
Updated: 12 hours ago
New Florida law shields police body cam videos

New Florida law shields police body cam videos

A new Florida law now shields the footage taken by police body cameras from public view, but legal experts say that doesn’t affect the rights of citizens who want to record their own video.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Scott still hasn’t said whether he’ll sit down with Seminoles over blackjack dispute

Scott still hasn’t said whether he’ll sit down with Seminoles over blackjack dispute

TALLAHASSEE — More than a week after the Seminole Tribe of Florida asked Gov. Rick Scott to return to the bargaining table on keeping blackjack at its casinos, the governor still has not responded.
Published: 07/03/15
Giddy over growlers: Local craft brewers cheer law

Giddy over growlers: Local craft brewers cheer law

TAMPA — Craft beer aficionados, go ahead and clear out some room in your refrigerator.
Published: 07/03/15
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

WASHINGTON – Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
Published: 07/03/15
Democrat Rice won’t run for Jolly’s District 13 seat

Democrat Rice won’t run for Jolly’s District 13 seat

St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice has decided not to run for David Jolly’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Published: 07/03/15
Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who’s refusing to apologize...
Published: 07/03/15
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.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15

Independence Day holiday closings in Tampa Bay area

Government agencies and services that won’t be working over the July 4 holiday weekend:
Published: 07/03/15
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.
Published: 07/02/15