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Gay marriage ruling may help pair divorce

TAMPA — While a Monroe County judge’s ruling is giving hope to many Florida gay couples who want to marry, lawyers think the decision might bolster the case of a couple in Tampa who are trying to divorce....
Published: 07/21/14
Tampa  Convention Center upgrades set to begin

Tampa Convention Center upgrades set to begin

TAMPA — Nearly 25 years after it opened, the Tampa Convention Center is getting a make-over.
Published: 07/21/14
Scott campaign dominating TV in governor’s race

Scott campaign dominating TV in governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE — In May, six months before Floridians go to the polls to choose a governor, the Rick Scott campaign already was splitting off in another direction with its television ads.
Published: 07/19/14
Updated: 07/20/14

Early voting dates can vary county to county

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers gave counties latitude in setting dates for early voting, and election superintendents took full advantage.
Published: 07/20/14
Florida officials oppose reopening of offshore oil exploration

Florida officials oppose reopening of offshore oil exploration

Elected officials and environmentalists in Florida reacted swiftly to the federal government's decision to reopen the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration.
Published: 07/19/14
Wilson, Wells battle for 4th district seat

Wilson, Wells battle for 4th district seat

NEW PORT RICHEY — Four years ago when he was a political novice who rarely spoke to the press, Henry Wilson stunned political observers by ousting incumbent Michael Cox despite being outspent 18 to one.
Published: 07/20/14
Mulieri’s retirement opens up race for commission seat

Mulieri’s retirement opens up race for commission seat

WESLEY CHAPEL — For the first time in two decades, Pat Mulieri’s name will not be on the ballot for District 2 commissioner. Her retirement has created a scenario similar to the one in 2012, when Anne Hildebrand retired....
Published: 07/20/14

Hillsborough candidates pressed on key issues

TAMPA — Members of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club forced Hillsborough County Commission candidates Wednesday to stake out positions on a 1 cent sales tax increase for transportation projects — a subject the winning candidates will likely have...
Published: 07/18/14

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some...
Published: 07/18/14

Tribune Endorsements: Hooper, Eggers, Morroni for Pinellas County Commission Republican primary

Three Pinellas County Commission seats are being contested in the Aug. 26 primary. Two of the races will decide the Republican candidate to face a Democratic candidate or candidates with no party affiliation in the November general election.
Published: 07/21/14