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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

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Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention

Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention

TAMPA — As relations with Cuba improve, many people in Tampa are hoping for easier access to one export item the island nation has made famous — premium cigars.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

ST. PETERSBURG — With City Councilman Wengay Newton forced out by term limits, five candidates are competing to replace him in an election that could change the St. Petersburg council’s course in stadium negotiations with the Tampa Bay ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Small donors give ‘grassroots’ credibility to candidates

Small donors give ‘grassroots’ credibility to candidates

TALLAHASSEE — When it comes to political contributions, every little bit helps, but presidential candidates can’t just rely on little bits to raise them above the pack.
Published: 08/02/15
Forum examines relations between Tampa police, black residents

Forum examines relations between Tampa police, black residents

TAMPA — Arthur Green was not shot by a police officer.
Published: 08/01/15

First Tampa ‘community conversation’ set for today

TAMPA — A foundation formed after the death of a Tampa activist last year has scheduled the first in a series of “community conversations” about issues within the city, including racial discrimination, police conduct and other ma...
Published: 08/01/15
Veterans welcome quicker OK for concealed weapons permits

Veterans welcome quicker OK for concealed weapons permits

Florida's agriculture commissioner has ordered faster processing of concealed weapons permits for members of the military and veterans — a reaction to the five slayings at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga.
Published: 07/31/15
Updated: 08/01/15
Scott calls for inspection of Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites

Scott calls for inspection of Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he planned to order health officials to inspect Florida’s Planned Parenthood locations in the wake of secretly recorded videos released recently by an anti-abortion group.
Published: 07/31/15
Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Proposed legislation would change oil drilling limits and threatens to interrupt flight training.
Published: 07/30/15
Updated: 07/31/15
Tampa council chairman wants citizens review board for Tampa police

Tampa council chairman wants citizens review board for Tampa police

TAMPA — A move to establish a citizens review board to watch over Tampa police is gaining momentum, largely in reaction to reports of police officers around the nation brutalizing the public and a Department of Justice probe of the Tampa Polic...
Published: 07/30/15

Hillsborough will save BP money for next year

TAMPA — A move to strengthen Hillsborough County’s conservation lands program with BP oil spill settlement money was turned back by county commissioners Wednesday.
Published: 07/30/15