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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Politics

Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

ATLANTA — Democrats are preparing to approve the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.
Updated: 49 mins ago

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: 14 hours 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: 15 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: 15 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. ...
Published: 08/21/14
Updated: 08/22/14

St. Pete council may invest city money in stock market

ST. PETERSBURG — City officials are getting ready to play the stock market.
Published: 08/22/14
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.
Published: 08/21/14
Updated: 08/22/14

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