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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Politics

Poll shows voters aren’t happy with Crist, Scott

Poll shows voters aren’t happy with Crist, Scott

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren’t pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

TAMPA — A delegation that traveled to Cuba last week signed up in the belief they would be part of history — the Charlie Crist excursion, featuring the Florida gubernatorial candidate who denounced the Cuban embargo.
Updated: 9 hours ago

GCS Energy sues over Pinellas recycling contract

CLEARWATER — The company that runs Pinellas County’s waste-to-energy plant is seeking more than $200 million in damages after being denied a chance to bid on a long-term contract with revenues around $35 million a year....
Updated: 10 hours ago
House committee demands VA records on fired St. Pete whistleblower

House committee demands VA records on fired St. Pete whistleblower

Despite a demand from the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the Veterans Benefits Administration St. Petersburg Regional Office failed to explain why it fired an employee days after he delivered a scathing report about operations there, the committee...
Updated: 13 hours ago
Buckhorn budget includes money to restore Cuscaden pool

Buckhorn budget includes money to restore Cuscaden pool

TAMPA — When Mayor Bob Buckhorn presents his 2015 budget to Tampa City Council on Thursday morning, it will contain the first wave of funds for restoring Cuscaden Pool.
Updated: 14 hours ago

MacDill may get $32 million in upgrades for new jets

MacDill Air Force Base will likely receive about $32 million in upgrades to accommodate eight new KC-135 refueling jets scheduled to arrive here over the next few years, according to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor.
Updated: 14 hours ago

Tribune endorsement: Keep Luikart on Pasco School Board

Pasco County School Board members Cynthia Armstrong and Allen Altman were re-elected without opposition when no one filed to run against them this summer. That leaves only one school board race for voters to decide Aug. 26.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Florida hit by Obamacare ruling, but subsidies continue

Florida hit by Obamacare ruling, but subsidies continue

President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other today.
Updated: 20 hours ago
MacDill among best bases in rankings by Air Force Times

MacDill among best bases in rankings by Air Force Times

MacDill Air Force Base, the only military installation in the world home to two U.S. combatant commands, may be loved in the Tampa area, but it was tied for sixth best in the Air Force Times’ ranking of 68 Air Force bases....
Updated: 23 hours ago
Still no progress in Tampa hired-car imbroglio

Still no progress in Tampa hired-car imbroglio

Hardly any progress has been made in allowing the entry of smartphone-app based car services like Lyft and Uber into the Tampa market.
Published: 07/21/14
Updated: 07/22/14