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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

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Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army four-star general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
Updated: 7 hours ago

HUD says Hillsborough gave housing money to rich

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s Affordable Housing program, a troubled department in county government on and off for decades, is again under fire for improperly spending more than $1 million in federal grant money....
Updated: 8 hours ago

Gen. Austin expresses concern about Iraq security

After a 24-hour visit to Iraq where he met with senior U.S. officials and Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum, the commander of U.S. Central Command said he is “very concerned about the current security situation” and called for...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Editorial endorsements: Shaw, Grant in House races

There are only two state House primary races in Hillsborough County this year, one Democrat and one Republican.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Bigger Tampa city budget includes raises, drainage improvements

Bigger Tampa city budget includes raises, drainage improvements

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented Tampa City Council with his 2015 city budget Thursday – an $876.2 million spending plan that includes pay raises for all city employees, short-term borrowing to improve streets and drainage and money...
Updated: 12 hours ago

No takers yet on state trail billboards

TALLAHASSEE — Two years after lawmakers passed a law allowing promotional signs on state trails, no potential sponsors have shown any interest.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Florida gets $42 million in refunds under new health law

The Associated Press
Updated: 17 hours ago
Poll: Florida voters down on Obama, favor Clinton

Poll: Florida voters down on Obama, favor Clinton

President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings remain mired in the 40s, while Hillary Clinton handily leads all likely 2016 Republican challengers in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters released Thursday....
Updated: 18 hours ago
St. Pete VA center camera riles union

St. Pete VA center camera riles union

A week after a former employee and union official testified before congress about problems at the Veterans Benefits Administration St. Petersburg Regional Office, management installed a surveillance camera outside the office of the union representing...
Published: 07/24/14

Governor participates in call on border crisis

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott took part in a conference call Tuesday with top officials from President Barack Obama’s administration to discuss the president’s $3.7 billion plan to stem the flow of unaccompanied minors across the...
Published: 07/23/14