Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hillsborough

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Published: 11/16/18

Inside the newsroom: A new Tampa Bay Times column offers a window into our journalism

Times executive editor Mark Katches offers his insights on some changes coming to online and in print to forge a deeper bond with the community and to do a better job of sharing how we do our jobs.
Published: 11/09/18
Joe Henderson: NRA working to hold its grip on state agriculture commissioner

Joe Henderson: NRA working to hold its grip on state agriculture commissioner

In a weird way, I guess it makes sense that the Florida Department of Agriculture oversees the granting of concealed weapons permits. There always seems to be a bumper crop of guns in these parts.There are currently about 1.9 million people licensed ...
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Editorial: Neighborhood activism offers an antidote to toxic politics

Editorial: Neighborhood activism offers an antidote to toxic politics

Every day brings a new reminder that government seems to be tilting toward some warped idea of winning and away from the actual delivery of service.Every day also brings a new reminder that this fixation on power notwithstanding, there still is a pla...
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Joe Henderson: You can't have it both ways, Victor Crist, but heaven knows you try

Joe Henderson: You can't have it both ways, Victor Crist, but heaven knows you try

In 2016, Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist did what he does best when faced with divisive issues.He delayed taking a public position on the Go Hillsborough plan that would have put before voters a half-cent-per dollar sales increase to pa...
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Daniel Ruth: A co-worker who thought he was a penguin, and other things I'll remember

Daniel Ruth: A co-worker who thought he was a penguin, and other things I'll remember

And I was just getting the hang of this, too.Somehow it seems fitting since I began this ink-stained calling writing under the masthead of the Tampa Tribune that I would end my 46-year daily journalism career under the same banner — with a few...
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Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Perhaps one way to approach the ongoing community-wide debate over imposing a one-cent sales tax to pay for a variety of transportation needs is to think of all this dickering as a sort of family Thanksgiving dinner that has suddenly turned into a Th...
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Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

You wouldn't skip a trip to the gas pump, would you?Then don't miss the chance to cast your general election ballot, either, when Hillsborough County opens its many early voting sites Monday morning for a two-week engagement.If you do your homework a...
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Region could use more of the unity that built Tampa Bay Water 20 years ago

Region could use more of the unity that built Tampa Bay Water 20 years ago

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of Tampa Bay Water, one of the most successful regional initiatives in Florida, and perhaps in the nation, and one that ended more than 30 years of vexatious and costly water wars.The story of Tamp...
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Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

If you haven’t been to Tampa International Airport in a while, do yourself a favor and go. The place is sleek, well organized, and has the look of an airport you might expect to see in some exotic city – which, I guess, we can say Tampa...
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