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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Politics

Poll: Scott, Crist in dead heat in governor’s race

Poll: Scott, Crist in dead heat in governor’s race

TAMPA ­­— The third new poll in two days shows a dead heat in the race for governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.
Published: 10/22/14
Few holds barred in final Crist-Scott debate before election

Few holds barred in final Crist-Scott debate before election

An full hour of bitter back-and-forth highlighted the negative race for the governor’s mansion. The two men confronted each other throughout, taking jabs over political and personal positions.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14
Energy, homeless key issues for House District 69 candidates

Energy, homeless key issues for House District 69 candidates

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s House District 69 is largely defined by its miles of beachfront.
Published: 10/22/14
Hillsborough school board District 2 race a friendly one

Hillsborough school board District 2 race a friendly one

School board member is one of the few positions in education that the two candidates for the Hillsborough District 2 seat haven’t held yet.
Published: 10/22/14
Survivors are in the pink at Hillsborough event

Survivors are in the pink at Hillsborough event

The fight against cancer has a way of uniting us all. And so it was at Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Hillsborough County government center on Tuesday.
Published: 10/21/14

New York firm hired to push Hillsborough transportation plan

TAMPA — An international consulting firm with a record of success in shepherding transportation tax referendums will try to do the same thing for Hillsborough County.
Published: 10/21/14
Tampa-area VA hospitals training for Ebola cases

Tampa-area VA hospitals training for Ebola cases

By the end of this week, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg and the five other Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in the region will have run training exercises o...
Published: 10/21/14
CNN’s Tapper seeking direct answers in Crist, Scott debate

CNN’s Tapper seeking direct answers in Crist, Scott debate

TAMPA ­­— CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderator of tonight’s third and final debate between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, says he hopes to “knock them off their talking points” and insist — ...
Published: 10/21/14
Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

Scott, Crist set to clash in final debate tonight

JACKSONVILLE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist are squaring off in their final debate.
Published: 10/21/14
Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

Tampa Riverwalk open-container law being crafted

The city council is developing a “specialty center” and open-container area encompassing the Riverwalk that will allow patrons to carry beer, wine and cocktails as they take in the Hillsborough River view.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14