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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Politics

Hillsborough wants legal fees from winery owner

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is set to go after a Plant City winery owner for legal fees spent successfully defending Commissioner Al Higginbotham against an ethics complaint.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Growing up poor in Hillsborough? It’s going to cost you

Growing up poor in Hillsborough? It’s going to cost you

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is among the worst places in the country in terms of poor children’s ability to climb out of poverty, researchers from Harvard University have concluded.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Another appeal filed to block Harbour Island ‘sky bridge’

Another appeal filed to block Harbour Island ‘sky bridge’

TAMPA — In their fight to block a new apartment tower, a group of Harbour Island residents have lost in front of a hearing officer, City Council and in circuit court.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Former Fox 13 reporter Eric Seidel running for Hillsborough clerk

Former Fox 13 reporter Eric Seidel running for Hillsborough clerk

TAMPA —
Updated: 11 hours ago

Gov. Scott reappoints top posts after abrupt session end

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is reappointing more than a dozen agency heads in the aftermath of this year’s contentious legislative session.
Published: 05/04/15
GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids

GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids

WASHINGTON — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she’s running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both F...
Published: 05/04/15
Medical marijuana proponents fire up initiative for 2016 ballot

Medical marijuana proponents fire up initiative for 2016 ballot

TAMPA — Opponents of a 2014 medical marijuana campaign that ultimately proved unsuccessful insisted that any law allowing sick people to ingest the drug should be crafted by the Legislature, not enshrined in the state constitution....
Published: 05/03/15
Updated: 05/04/15
Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

WASHINGTON — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Published: 05/03/15
State attorney shifts stance on pot violations

State attorney shifts stance on pot violations

TAMPA — In a shift that could influence the local debate over decriminalizing marijuana, State Attorney Mark Ober now says he’s open to making juvenile possession of small amounts of pot a civil rather than criminal offense....
Published: 05/03/15

Pasco charter panel set to go to work

LAND O’ LAKES — Some members of the county’s new Charter Advisory Committee have pretty strong opinions about county government. Others say they’re completely open minded.
Published: 05/03/15