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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Politics

Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

JACKSONVILLE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist are squaring off in their final debate.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

The city council is developing a “specialty center” and open-container area encompassing the Riverwalk that will allow patrons to carry beer, wine and cocktails as they take in the Hillsborough River view.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

TAMPA ­­— It may be the most damaging rap against Charlie Crist: He’s a shape-shifter whose positions on issues change with the political wind.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

TALLAHASSEE — A legal dispute over a write-in candidate’s ouster continues to loom over the race for House District 64 between incumbent Jamie Grant and challenger Miriam Steinberg, both Republicans.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

TAMPA — Hillsborough River State Park, Fort DeSoto, the Babcock Ranch Preserve critical to Florida panthers in South Central Florida, first-magnitude springs that manatees call home.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

TAMPA — On Nov. 4, voters will determine whether Florida becomes the 24th state and the first in the South to approve a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Leaders from Tampa's Florida Aquarium visited Cuba over the weekend to discuss a possible research partnership with the island nation's National Aquarium in Havana.
Updated: 3 hours ago
GOP women slam Crist for taking strip club money

GOP women slam Crist for taking strip club money

The women said little when asked about contributions made to Gov. Rick Scott by businesses linked to scamming consumers
Updated: 11 hours ago

GOP holds edge so far in absentee voting

Early absentee voting shows Republicans maintaining their lead over Democrats in some of Florida’s biggest swing areas, but the GOP advantage shrinks considerably in some of those closely contested districts in Tampa, Orlando and Miami, accord...
Updated: 12 hours ago