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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Politics

Hillsborough commissioners reconsidering support of ferry plan

Hillsborough commissioners reconsidering support of ferry plan

Reacting to complaints from environmental groups, Hillsborough officials are backing off their earlier support for a high-speed ferry terminal on conservation lands along Hillsborough Bay.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Clearwater aquarium employee’s dual role questioned

CLEARWATER — Owners of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are likely this fall to ask the county’s Tourism Development Council for millions of dollars of bed-tax revenue to help pay for ambitious plans for a new downtown aquarium. One of th...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Scott avoids global warming stand but seeks solutions

TAMPA ญญ— After a meeting with climate scientists to talk about global warming, Gov. Rick Scott still won't say whether he accepts the conclusions of science about human activity and climate change. ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Redistricting hearing turns to Dem firm’s sway in maps

TALLAHASSEE — A Harvard University political science professor hired to help the plaintiffs challenging the state’s congressional maps in court faced a blistering round of questions Wednesday from attorneys representing the Legislature....
Updated: 13 hours ago

NRA spars with upstart gun-rights group

TALLAHASSEE — With less than a week until the primary, two gun-rights groups are duking it out in a handful of Republican races across the state.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Clearwater council approves beach parking garage

Clearwater council approves beach parking garage

CLEARWATER — A 642-space parking garage on the northern side of Clearwater Beach gained unanimous final approval by City Council Wednesday night.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Hillsborough seeks audit of animal shelter ‘live release rate’

Hillsborough seeks audit of animal shelter ‘live release rate’

TAMPA — Hillsborough commissioners on Wednesday asked the county’s internal auditor to review the rates at which dogs and cats leave the county animal shelter alive.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Man who killed ex-wife’s lover could get parole in 2017

TALLAHASSEE — A Seffner man who shot and killed his best friend after finding him in his ex-wife’s bed won’t be eligible for parole for another three years.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system

MIAMI — State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths.
Published: 08/20/14
Pinellas exacts pound of flesh from pet owners, airlines

Pinellas exacts pound of flesh from pet owners, airlines

Pet owners who lose their cat or dog could be hit in the pocket if the animals are picked up by the county and need medical treatment.
Published: 08/20/14