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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Politics

Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

TALLAHASSEE - Barely three months after 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck's father dropped her 60 feet from a bridge into Tampa Bay, lawmakers could soon vote on new legislation aimed at preventing deaths like hers. ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Florida Democrats look for a way to end election woes

TALLAHASSEE – U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham hadn’t even been sworn in yet when Democratic Party leaders began talking about her potentially running for governor in 2018.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Socom tracking money that funds violent extremists

The issue of how violent extremist organizations get their money can't get enough attention. Especially with the growing nexus between groups like the Iranian-backed Hizballah and drug trafficking organizations, who operate in the same shadowy spaces...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

TAMPA — Before Tampa became “Cigar City,” it was a cattle city, sustained by the profits local businessmen earned selling to Cuba when the island nation’s herds fell into decline.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa’s Riverwalk sprouted from small seeds

Tampa’s Riverwalk sprouted from small seeds

TAMPA — The city’s first Riverwalk was a modest wooden-plank boardwalk built in the area where Curtis Hixon Park now lies to mark the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.
Published: 03/27/15
Study: Youth with tattoos skeptical of tattoos, too

Study: Youth with tattoos skeptical of tattoos, too

TAMPA — He heard his mom’s advice so often he finally decided to get it tattooed onto his skin.
Published: 03/27/15
Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman reflects on time in office

Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman reflects on time in office

In advance of the 2015 Tampa Mayoral Inaugural Ball, we are taking a look at the city’s past, present and future.
Published: 03/27/15
Senate’s Harry Reid says he won’t seek re-election

Senate’s Harry Reid says he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms.
Published: 03/27/15

Lawmakers take steps to whittle specialty plates

TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers took steps Thursday that could cancel a fifth of the specialty license plates available in Florida but also advanced 26 more designs for motorists to pre-order.
Published: 03/27/15
Corps of Engineers seeks $38.6 million to fight Egmont Key erosion

Corps of Engineers seeks $38.6 million to fight Egmont Key erosion

EGMONT KEY — The island is a little larger than it was a year ago.
Published: 03/26/15
Updated: 03/27/15