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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Politics

Pinellas-Pasco voters elect four new judges, one incumbent

The only incumbent running for re-election as a 6th Circuit Court judge held onto his seat in the primary election, but Pinellas and Pasco counties will have four new people presiding in their courtrooms.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Live: Election results around Tampa area, state

Live: Election results around Tampa area, state

Tampa Bay-area voters are turning out today to vote in primary races for governor and other statewide posts, as well as several local races. Stay with TBO.com for live election results.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Gregg wins GOP primary for District 36 House seat

Gregg wins GOP primary for District 36 House seat

Chris Gregg defeated James Mathieu in the Republican primary for the state House seat in District 36, according to unofficial returns Tuesday.
Updated: 21 hours ago

Pinellas approves tax breaks for some companies

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County economic development staff on Tuesday celebrated voters’ approval of a new tax incentive for companies that bring high-paying jobs to the county.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Wells wins Pasco commission race; Moore gets primary nod

Wells wins Pasco commission race; Moore gets primary nod

WESLEY CHAPEL — Republican Mike Wells Jr. became the fourth commissioner in a row to win Pasco’s 4th district seat by ousting an incumbent. In the District 2 race, Mike Moore won the three-way Republican primary....
Updated: 21 hours ago
Luikart easily wins another term on Pasco school board

Luikart easily wins another term on Pasco school board

LAND O’ LAKES — Steve Luikart easily won a second four-year term on the Pasco County School Board on Tuesday, defeating Marc Yacht in the race for the District 5 seat on the board....
Updated: 21 hours ago
Obama to address veterans in trip laden with politics

Obama to address veterans in trip laden with politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiative...
Published: 08/26/14
Hillsborough aims to prevent neighborhood violence

Hillsborough aims to prevent neighborhood violence

A year in the making, the plan calls for a broad-based approach to preventing violence through services that will strengthen families and build cohesiveness in tough neighborhoods.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/26/14
Light turnout is likely for Pinellas primary

Light turnout is likely for Pinellas primary

Polling places throughout Pinellas County opened at 7 a.m. today for the primary election and other races, including the school board and judges.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/26/14
Early voting for primary in Hillsborough sets record

Early voting for primary in Hillsborough sets record

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for today's primary election. But many of you have already voted. In Hillsborough, early voting and vote-by-mail ballots far eclipsed before-election voting in the last two primaries in 2012 and 2010.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/26/14