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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Politics

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.
Updated: 18 mins ago
Ribbon-cutting tonight for Riverwalk’s Kennedy segment

Ribbon-cutting tonight for Riverwalk’s Kennedy segment

Forty years and six mayors later, residents can finally stroll, cycle or skate nearly two continuous miles around Tampa’s downtown waterfront.
Updated: 2 hours ago

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.
Updated: 13 hours ago
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.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Bill encourages school uniforms by providing state cash

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal making its way through the state Legislature could put an end to early morning battles over what to wear to school.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Hillsborough governments building sea-level rise into development plans

TAMPA — More Florida cities and communities are taking the first steps to prepare for climate change and, especially, sea-level rise.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Gambling plan gets hearing but next step unclear

TALLAHASSEE — A mammoth gambling overhaul finally had a hearing in the Florida House Thursday, but trying to pass any of it will be like “turning the Titanic,” one former lawmaker said.
Updated: 20 hours ago
After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Teacher liability insurance advances, but union says it’s a waste

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to require the state to provide liability insurance to protect public school teachers has received strong support, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
Published: 03/26/15