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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Politics

Dist. 61 candidates ask for your vote – and haven’t missed a vote themselves

TALLAHASSEE — Those running in the House District 61 race, like most candidates, have been encouraging people to get out and vote.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Davis Islands oasis in Tampa is restored

Davis Islands oasis in Tampa is restored

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn formally reopened Roy Jenkins Pool on Friday, and children are invited to swim for free today at the historic complex on Davis Islands.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Judge: Use flawed map for this election cycle

TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave a victory to the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature, rendering a decision that effectively forces voters to choose candidates in November based on a congressional map that he ruled was invalid...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bishop sorry for filming of raunchy comedy at Sacred Heart

Bishop sorry for filming of raunchy comedy at Sacred Heart

TAMPA — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg issued an apology on his blog Thursday for the decision to allow filming of a raunchy comedy titled “Sex Ed” at the campus of the Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa. ...
Updated: 17 hours ago

St. Pete council may invest city money in stock market

ST. PETERSBURG — City officials are getting ready to play the stock market.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Tampa votes to remove rowers' graffiti along Riverwalk

Tampa votes to remove rowers' graffiti along Riverwalk

The calling cards left behind by the nation's collegiate rowers will be removed from a stretch of the Hillsborough River seawall.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Scott proposes big hike in education funding

TAMPA ­­— Gov. Rick Scott has announced he’ll ask for an increase in education spending next year that, if approved by the Legislature, would take per-pupil spending to a record level in Florida.
Published: 08/21/14
Tampa grocer in Scott ad has human trafficking record

Tampa grocer in Scott ad has human trafficking record

TAMPA ­­— A Tampa grocer who starred in a campaign ad for Gov. Rick Scott was convicted of human smuggling on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten four years ago, a newspaper there reported.
Published: 08/21/14
Five questions for Hernando school board District 1 candidates

Five questions for Hernando school board District 1 candidates

BROOKSVILLE — In recent months, Hernando County School Board Member John Sweeney has battled allegations that he used his influence to have his son’s high school grades changed.
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/21/14
Stewart, longtime Tampa defender of environment, dies at 89

Stewart, longtime Tampa defender of environment, dies at 89

TAMPA — Roger Stewart, a fearless environmental champion in an era when that wasn’t always a popular stance, died Thursday morning. He was 89....
Published: 08/21/14