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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Politics

Tampa lawmaker says ‘disgusting’ lawsuit should prompt claim bill reform

TALLAHASSEE — A lawsuit seeking $375,000 from a brain-damaged and paralyzed Broward County man caused a choke-on-his-Cheerios moment for state Rep. Jamie Grant.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa’s Lyric Theatre founder bows out

Tampa’s Lyric Theatre founder bows out

TAMPA — Rene Gonzalez, founder and artistic director of the Spanish Lyric Theatre, promoted his Aug. 10 lunchtime show at the historic Centro Asturiano as the end of the theater company’s 55th annual season....
Updated: 3 hours ago

Scott, Crist both face criticism for changes to Bright Futures program

TALLAHASSEE — The battle over Bright Futures has begun.
Updated: 3 hours ago

VA retaliation lawsuits near final phase

For Kendra DiMaria, a former law enforcement officer with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System police department, her problems with management began in the summer of 2009 when a supervisor began making sexual innuendos, according to a lawsuit she and o...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Scott and Crist bash each other at local campaign events

PLANT CITY – Florida’s two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons dies at age 92

Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons dies at age 92

Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons, who was married to two of Tampa’s most influential men, lived a life of public service.
Updated: 15 hours ago
COLUMN

Altman: Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among al...
Published: 08/31/14

After primary, Pinellas races heating up

ST. PETERSBURG — With the general election barely nine weeks away, Pinellas County’s legislative candidates are hitting the ground running in the days following the primary.
Published: 08/31/14
Commission candidate Stacy White has deep roots in Hillsborough County

Commission candidate Stacy White has deep roots in Hillsborough County

Stacy White grew up fishing the flats off Port Manatee and hunting the backwoods of Wimauma. He can still remember the wide-open vistas south of Big Bend Road.
Published: 08/31/14

Supporters, opponents kick in $7.6 million in Florida medical pot debate

TAMPA — Florida’s citizen initiative process has long offered residents a path to direct democracy when elected officials can’t or won’t pass laws reflecting their wishes.
Published: 08/31/14