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Carlton: Ban butts from our beaches? Sorry, smokers did it to themselves
Pity the poor smoker, welcome fewer public places than dogs these days. Now lawmakers consider banning their noxious butts from our beaches. Sorry, smokers, your time is up.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa Bay's Three Amigos
The mayors of Tampa Bay's three largest cities praised regional unity and each other Thursday at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Got garbage? Then in Hernando County, you probably have questions.
County swamped with customer calls as automated garbage service approaches.
Published: 01/15/19
Carlton: Just when the race to replace Bob Buckhorn is getting interesting, a Greco jumps in
The police chief, the politicians, that rich guy, the transportation wonk and the long shots: Just as the Tampa mayor's race heats up, a Greco takes the plunge.
Published on 01/16/19
Yes, Tampa mayoral candidate David Straz is very, very rich
The retired banker and philanthropist has a net worth of $426 million. He qualified for the Tampa mayor's race on Wednesday.
Published on 01/16/19
'Their lives are on hold': Miami's immigration court grinds to a halt because of shutdown
The nation's immigration court system was already shorthanded. The federal shutdown has made things worse.
Published on 01/16/19
Hernando County commissioners agree to feasibility study on four parcels
Land would provide additional parking for the Hernando Beach boat ramp
Published on 01/16/19
Foster care failures uncovered in death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau
The Florida Department of Children and Families orders review of Pinellas foster care after the death of Jordan Belliveau; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says those responsible will be held accountable.
Published on 01/16/19
Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado appears to have weathered the storm over discrepancies in her academic claims
It seems it's back to business as usual - almost - for Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado, who weathered a stormy city council meeting over her academic credentials. But the topic still comes up.
Published on 01/16/19
Updated on 01/17/19
William March: Clendenin could shake up City Council race; Kemp and Smith endorse Turanchik; Narain won't run for mayor
Clendenin is a latecomer to the District 1 field, with four other candidates vying for the citywide seat being left open by Mike Suarez, who's running for mayor.
Published on 01/16/19