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Politics

Tampa’s Riverwalk sprouted from small seeds

Tampa’s Riverwalk sprouted from small seeds

TAMPA — The city’s first Riverwalk was a modest wooden-plank boardwalk built in the area where Curtis Hixon Park now lies to mark the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Study: Youth with tattoos skeptical of tattoos, too

Study: Youth with tattoos skeptical of tattoos, too

TAMPA — He heard his mom’s advice so often he finally decided to get it tattooed onto his skin.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman reflects on time in office

Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman reflects on time in office

In advance of the 2015 Tampa Mayoral Inaugural Ball, we are taking a look at the city’s past, present and future.
Published: 03/27/15
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.
Published: 03/27/15

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.
Published: 03/27/15
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.
Published: 03/26/15
Updated: 03/27/15

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.
Published: 03/26/15
Updated: 03/27/15

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.
Published: 03/26/15

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.
Published: 03/26/15
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.
Published: 03/26/15