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Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015

Politics

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after spending millions on campaign

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after spending millions on campaign

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to see his wealth grow even after spending millions on his own re-election campaign.
Updated: 12 minutes ago
U.S., Cuba reach agreement to reopen embassies July 20

U.S., Cuba reach agreement to reopen embassies July 20

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.
Updated: 17 minutes ago

Judge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions one day

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, but state officials quickly appealed the decision.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Drone restrictions law one of many taking affect Wednesday

A law aimed at protecting Floridians from unwanted surveillance is one of more than 100 that take effect Wednesday.
Published: 07/01/15
Boat docks, kayak launch to open at Tampa’s Water Works Park

Boat docks, kayak launch to open at Tampa’s Water Works Park

Three new boat docks, and a kayak/paddle board launch, will open at Water Works Park in Tampa Heights in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
Published: 06/30/15

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.The returns Bush planned to release late Tuesday were to include the eight years since he le...
Published: 06/30/15
Christie launches campaign for GOP presidential bid

Christie launches campaign for GOP presidential bid

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he’s “out to change the world.”
Published: 06/30/15

More overtime? Obama proposes broader coverage

WASHINGTON — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
Published: 06/30/15
Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to lift its stay of execution for a man who murdered four people — the same day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a drug that’s an ingredient in the state’s lethal injections.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15
Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

TAMPA — There wasn’t a parking space to be found at the Oxford Exchange on Monday night as acclaimed city planner Jeff Speck spoke on changes that would make Tampa a walkable city.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15