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Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Politics

Teacher liability insurance advances, but union says it’s a waste

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to require the state to provide liability insurance to protect public school teachers has received strong support, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union.
Published: 03/26/15
Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

Florida has six of nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
Published: 03/26/15
No pigs: Tampa VA hospital enforces service animal rules

No pigs: Tampa VA hospital enforces service animal rules

No more pigs will be allowed into the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Or any other animal that is not a trained and certified guide or service dog. That’s the message Interim Director Marjorie Hedstrom delivered to Congress members, community leaders and others considered hospital “stakeholders.”
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/26/15
St. Pete mayor to pitch new Rays exploratory deal

St. Pete mayor to pitch new Rays exploratory deal

TAMPA — In what seems a last ditch effort to salvage a deal before opening day, Mayor Rick Kriseman will this week unveil a revised agreement to let the Tampa Bay Rays explore new stadium sites across Tampa Bay.
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/26/15
Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco discusses city’s growth

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco discusses city’s growth

In advance of the 2015 Tampa Mayoral Inaugural Ball, we are taking a look at the city’s past, present and future.
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/26/15

Bill would suspend third-grade test requirement

TALLAHASSEE - Florida third-graders would not have to pass a key standardized test to be promoted to fourth grade this year under a measure that would temporarily roll back one of the cornerstones of the state's fight against #x201c;social promotion....
Published: 03/25/15
Former Pentagon spokesman ready for life after the podium

Former Pentagon spokesman ready for life after the podium

If he was still the Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby would have been consumed by the big news of the day Wednesday, that Army Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl was being charged with desertion after his disappearance in Afghanistan in 2009.
Published: 03/25/15
Poll: Bush, Rubio popular in Florida - but Bush more so

Poll: Bush, Rubio popular in Florida - but Bush more so

TAMPA - Former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio both enjoy high popularity rates among Florida Republicans, but Bush is an overwhelming favorite to win if they face off in the state's GOP presidential primary, according to a newly released pol...
Published: 03/25/15

Tampa health report flags sexually transmitted diseases

TAMPA - Local counties aren't the healthiest or unhealthiest in the state - they fall in the middle of the pack, according to new rankings - but there's still a whole lot of smoking, drinking, overeating and careless sex going on in the Tampa Bay are...
Published: 03/25/15

Capitol latest scene of battle between Uber and taxis

TALLAHASSEE — Yellow Cab driver David Bean describes Tampa’s car-for-hire scene these days as a free for all – mainly thanks to Uber, he says.
Published: 03/25/15