Opinion

Monday's letters: Bay area needs high-occupancy lanes

TBX rebrands as Tampa Bay Next | May 23High-occupancy lanes do the jobHigh-occupancy vehicle lanes should replace toll lanes in the next transportation plan. Unlike Lexis lanes that serve those who can afford them, HOV lanes encourage carpooling, th...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Editorial: Honoring a solemn sacrifice

Editorial: Honoring a solemn sacrifice

For a nation still slogging away in Afghanistan, Iraq and other war zones across the globe, this Memorial Day holiday marks the latest commemoration of sacrifice abroad, of uncertainty over America's role in securing the globe and of the country's gr...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Editorial: City grant reforms welcome

The St. Petersburg City Council made sensible changes to how tax-funded grants will be awarded in the city's high-poverty neighborhoods, a needed improvement after last year's process drew charges of unfairness and political favoritism. In 2016, the ...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Editorial: Fun display of civic pride

The Vinik family's sponsorship of a free Lego exhibit in Tampa this summer is welcome news for two particular reasons.First, it's fun. Called "The Art of the Brick," the touring exhibit of imaginative Lego creations is a colorful, whimsical display t...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Editorial: Lawmakers ignore insurance mess

Editorial: Lawmakers ignore insurance mess

Florida's badly broken system for filing and settling insurance claims, which is wreaking havoc in the property insurance market, is creeping into auto policies with Tampa Bay at ground zero. Assignment of benefits, which can lead to costly court bat...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Saturday's letters: Tampa Bay attracts young professionals

Emerging Leaders of Tampa BayTampa draws young professionalsThis week, Tampa was listed at No. 19 in Forbes' annual list of America's best cities for young professionals. This national recognition is a culmination of the efforts started in 2004 with ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Column: This is the real meaning of Memorial Day

Column: This is the real meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is our nation's commemoration of the sacrifices made by those whose lives were lost for the freedoms we hold sacred. Whether our veterans survived their military service, or were killed on the field of battle, our country owes each of th...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Editorial cartoons for May 27-29

Editorial cartoons for May 27-29

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Editorial: New name, new tack on transit

Editorial: New name, new tack on transit

Opponents of Tampa Bay Express were quick to dismiss the announcement by Florida's Department of Transportation last week that it was renaming the controversial plan to rebuild the area's interstate system. But changing the name from TBX to Tampa Bay...
Published: 05/26/17

Column: Remember the women who fought for America

This Memorial Day we salute to paraphrase President Lincoln all who hath borne the battle. This includes America's female service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.Did you know that women have been serving in combat as far back as our ...
Published: 05/26/17