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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Politics

Residents of two Tampa housing projects await relocation

Residents of two Tampa housing projects await relocation

The sprawling North Boulevard Homes public housing project was built during World War II when air-conditioning was considered an unnecessary luxury for public housing.
Published: 05/02/15
Updated: 05/03/15
Tampa protest focuses on police interactions with black people

Tampa protest focuses on police interactions with black people

TAMPA — Protests in Baltimore transformed from violent to victorious after prosecutors there announced they would charge six police officers with various crimes after a black man died from injuries sustained while in their custody last month....
Published: 05/02/15
Clock running down for blackjack at state’s Seminole casinos

Clock running down for blackjack at state’s Seminole casinos

TALLAHASSEE — Time could be running out to play blackjack in Tampa, Immokalee and at other casinos run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Published: 05/01/15
Updated: 05/02/15

Special session raises fundraising questions

TALLAHASSEE — With a billion-dollar battle forcing the legislative session off the rails, lawmakers are in the unique position of being able to hold political fundraisers just before they meet in a special session to approve the state’s...
Published: 05/01/15
Justices: House adjournment violated Fla. constitution

Justices: House adjournment violated Fla. constitution

TALLAHASSEE — The decision by House leaders to end their legislative session more than three days early violated the state Constitution, a majority of the Florida Supreme Court said today, while ruling that it was too late to order lawmakers t...
Published: 05/01/15

Military conference to plan campaign against Islamic State concludes

More than 300 military representatives from 39 nations concluded a weeklong operational planning conference at MacDill Air Force Base today, that “further developed and refined coalition plans to degrade and defeat” the Sunnin insurgen...
Published: 05/01/15
Activists want action on Tampa bike citations, threaten chief’s confirmation

Activists want action on Tampa bike citations, threaten chief’s confirmation

If new Tampa Police Chief Eric Ward doesn’t agree to suspend the police department’s practice of issuing citations to bicyclists, a group of civil rights activists and city officials will work to keep the city council from confirming his appointment.
Published: 05/01/15

Scott, Gardiner jostle over special session

TALLAHASSEE — The battle over the messy end to the legislative session raged on Thursday, as Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Andy Gardiner released competing visions for a special session on the state budget and as Senate Democrats asked ...
Published: 04/30/15

Pasco 911 communications center remains without a director

NEW PORT RICHEY — On paper, she seemed like the perfect candidate to turn around Pasco County’s troubled 911 Communications Center.
Published: 04/30/15

With early end to session, hundreds of bills left to die

TALLAHASSEE — Bills die at the end of every legislative session – but rarely because one chamber quits and goes home.
Published: 04/30/15