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Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Politics

Starbucks squeezed for more by local advocate for disabled

Starbucks squeezed for more by local advocate for disabled

TAMPA — When Rob Rowen sees someone park illegally in a handicapped parking space, he swings into action.
Updated: 8 minutes ago

Financial woes figure in lawsuit over Hyde Park Cafe

TAMPA — The owners of the Hyde Park Cafe nightclub have filed suit against potential buyers of the club and some adjacent parcels, saying the bidders made unreasonable demands in the $3.7 million transaction and never closed on the deal.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Jeb Bush in Orlando says he is not an ‘angry’ conservative

Jeb Bush in Orlando says he is not an ‘angry’ conservative

ORLANDO – Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the “crazy message of hate” that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a “committed conservative,” but not an “ang...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Battle over blackjack at Seminole casinos heats up

Battle over blackjack at Seminole casinos heats up

TALLAHASSEE — The battle over blackjack between the state and the Seminole Tribe got a little hotter after dueling demand letters on Monday.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to “marching the Israelis to the door of the oven,” a reference to the Holocaust.
Published: 07/27/15
GOP chairman doesn’t expect Trump third-party candicacy

GOP chairman doesn’t expect Trump third-party candicacy

WASHINGTON — Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that he’s not worried about Donald Trump eventually running for president as an independent.
Published: 07/27/15
In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables

In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables

AMES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled Sunday a plan aimed at combating climate change that includes proposed revisions in the tax code to promote renewable energy and goals for renewable sources for con...
Published: 07/27/15
Kids’ Day draws families to Tampa Convention Center

Kids’ Day draws families to Tampa Convention Center

It was a day for kids at the Tampa Convention Center on Sunday.
Published: 07/26/15
Effort to put billboards on state trails ends with no takers

Effort to put billboards on state trails ends with no takers

A program that would have erected miniature billboards on state trails has ended, with the company hired to find potential sponsors having found no takers.
Published: 07/26/15

Hillsborough businesses ready to cheer sales tax hike for transportation

TAMPA — Business organizations are gearing up to lead the campaign to pass a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects if county commissioners agree to put the tax on the November 2016 ballot.
Published: 07/25/15