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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Politics

Crist, Scott take off gloves in heated final debate

Crist, Scott take off gloves in heated final debate

JACKSONVILLE – Florida’s leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty.
Updated: 9 mins ago

New York firm hired to push Hillsborough transportation plan

TAMPA — An international consulting firm with a record of success in shepherding transportation tax referendums will try to do the same thing for Hillsborough County.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa Bay area veterans hospitals train on handling Ebola cases

Tampa Bay area veterans hospitals train on handling Ebola cases

By the end of this week, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg and the five other Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in the region will have run training exercises o...
Updated: 4 hours ago
CNN’s Tapper seeking direct answers in Crist, Scott debate

CNN’s Tapper seeking direct answers in Crist, Scott debate

TAMPA ­­— CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderator of tonight’s third and final debate between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, says he hopes to “knock them off their talking points” and insist — ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

JACKSONVILLE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist are squaring off in their final debate.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

The city council is developing a “specialty center” and open-container area encompassing the Riverwalk that will allow patrons to carry beer, wine and cocktails as they take in the Hillsborough River view.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

TAMPA ­­— It may be the most damaging rap against Charlie Crist: He’s a shape-shifter whose positions on issues change with the political wind.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Updated: 13 hours ago
Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

TALLAHASSEE — A legal dispute over a write-in candidate’s ouster continues to loom over the race for House District 64 between incumbent Jamie Grant and challenger Miriam Steinberg, both Republicans.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

TAMPA — Hillsborough River State Park, Fort DeSoto, the Babcock Ranch Preserve critical to Florida panthers in South Central Florida, first-magnitude springs that manatees call home.
Updated: 13 hours ago