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Politics

Gen. Votel takes over Socom command

Gen. Votel takes over Socom command

As the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, a job title that became official Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center, Army Gen. Joe Votel assumes leadership in what he and his predecessor called “the golde...
Published: 08/28/14
Teachers union, others sue over Fla. school voucher program

Teachers union, others sue over Fla. school voucher program

TALLAHASSEE — The statewide teachers union Thursday filed suit against the state, saying Florida’s biggest private-school voucher program is unconstitutional.
Published: 08/28/14

Nelson will seek authority for use of force in Syria

Sen. Bill Nelson, just back from a trip that took him to Turkey and Ukraine, says he will raise the issue of the use of U.S. force in Syria against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State when the Senate returns from vacation and takes up the 2015 de...
Published: 08/28/14
Writers’ own hardships inspire Tampa theater festival plays

Writers’ own hardships inspire Tampa theater festival plays

TAMPA — William Newkirk sat by his mother’s side for 22 days as she waited to die.
Published: 08/28/14
Lawyer Morgan, Sheriff Judd on medical pot panel

Lawyer Morgan, Sheriff Judd on medical pot panel

TAMPA — Two well-known foes on the question of medical marijuana will address the issue as part of a public forum Thursday night in Lakeland.
Published: 08/27/14
Updated: 08/28/14
McRaven legacy: More globally agile command, better care for troops

McRaven legacy: More globally agile command, better care for troops

Three years ago, Adm. William McRaven, the new commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, stood in a hangar at MacDill Air Force Base and delivered his vision for the future to 3,000 workers at the commando headquarters.
Published: 08/27/14
Updated: 08/28/14
Will Crist have to fight an enthusiasm gap?

Will Crist have to fight an enthusiasm gap?

Though Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary easily, the numbers weren't all positive for his camp. His next hurdle: firing up voters.
Published: 08/27/14
Updated: 08/28/14

PSTA stands with two beleaguered officials

ST. PETERSBURG — Under-fire Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority leader Brad Miller received a unanimous vote of confidence from his governing board Wednesday, which rejected calls for him and board Chairman Ken Welch to resign over the agency&...
Published: 08/28/14

Florida Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

TAMPA — The case of a same-sex Tampa couple wanting to dissolve their Massachusetts marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday by a state appellate court that took the unusual step of asking the high court to decide a case withou...
Published: 08/27/14
Hahn not conceding yet in Hillsborough school board race

Hahn not conceding yet in Hillsborough school board race

TAMPA — Stacy Hahn, who finished third in the close countywide race for Hillsborough school board, says she will hold off on conceding until the results of Tuesday’s primary election are made official next week. ...
Published: 08/27/14