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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Politics

Official says state too slow on Apple incentives

TALLAHASSEE — Florida may be trying to entice Apple Inc. to build a manufacturing plant in the state.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Hillsborough vote may extend protections to gays

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners will decide today whether to join Tampa and scores of other local communities in extending anti-discrimination protections to gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people....
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ad Watch: Party change doesn’t explain all Crist’s flips

Ad Watch: Party change doesn’t explain all Crist’s flips

TAMPA ­­— A new Republican Party ad challenges Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist on a vulnerable point, his reputation for changing positions on issues, and attempts to make Crist a laughing stock using his own words....
Updated: 9 hours ago

Tribune endorsements: Pinellas state House races

A single issue unites the candidates running for a handful of state House seats this year in Pinellas County. They agree the state needs to change the law that allows Duke Energy to charge its customers for the cost of a nuclear plant it never intend...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Florida school superintendents ask for relief in testing

Florida school superintendents ask for relief in testing

Superintendents say their districts are being overwhelmed by state-required testing, and on Monday, they asked the Board of Education for help.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Interstate 275 widening project in Tampa hits milestone

Interstate 275 widening project in Tampa hits milestone

There is a sliver of good news amid all the barricades, cones and detours that are expected to be out until fall 2016. The Dale Mabry Highway exit for southbound drivers opened Friday night after four months of closure.
Updated: 21 hours ago

St. Pete police seek software sleuthing tool

ST. PETERSBURG — The police department is seeking $141,400 to start a new unit that will focus on using computer software to detect crime hot spots and patterns.
Updated: 22 hours ago

GOP incumbents travel as a team

On a Tuesday morning in early September, Rick Scott made an unannounced stop at Bennett’s Fresh Roast in Fort Myers. He was there to grab a doughnut, shake some hands and snap a few pictures before heading to a scheduled campaign event nearby....
Published: 09/29/14
Political newcomer to test Tampa mayor

Political newcomer to test Tampa mayor

TAMPA — A first-time candidate has filed to challenge Mayor Bob Buckhorn in the spring city election.
Published: 09/29/14
Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi “was more anxious than usual” today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi....
Published: 09/29/14