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Leonard Pitts Jr.: What is wrong with Trump?

So here we are, six months later. How time has trudged.But the calendar does not lie. On Thursday, we will be half a year through the Trump Era. And, contrary to his signature promise, America seems less great by the day. Nor are his other promises f...
Published: 07/16/17
McMansions, state sewage order on tap at St. Petersburg City Council

McMansions, state sewage order on tap at St. Petersburg City Council

ST. PETERSBURG The City Council is set Thursday to vote on two major issues: controversial zoning changes aimed at curbing big McMansion-style homes and a consent order with the state that will require St. Petersburg to fix its ailing sewage system...
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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes $974 million budget for 2018

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes $974 million budget for 2018

TAMPA Mayor Bob Buckhorn today proposed a $974.2 million budget for next year that would raise the city's property tax rate for the first time since 1989 and use the additional revenue to improve parks, expand fire service and prepare for looming f...
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Hawks' Campbell retires

Hawks' Campbell retires

CHICAGO Defenseman Brian Campbell is retiring at age 38 after playing 17 NHL seasons and winning the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010. Campbell announced his retirement Monday. The Blackhawks said he'll join their business operations departm...
Published: 07/17/17
Port Tampa Bay officials want to reduce millage rate in 2018

Port Tampa Bay officials want to reduce millage rate in 2018

TAMPA Port Tampa Bay wants to reduce the amount of Hillsborough County tax dollars it uses going forward. Port officials said Tuesday that they plan to reduce the millage rate in fiscal year 2018 by more than 11 percent, according to a press releas...
Published: 07/19/17

Clearwater library to hold astronomy night

CLEARWATER The Clearwater Main Library is hosting a free astronomy night on its front sidewalk Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 p.m.Stargazers can use telescopes to observe Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon, or just admire the stars and constellations....
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Craig Latimer to serve on national task force on election security

Craig Latimer to serve on national task force on election security

TAMPA Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer has been named to a national task force that will look at cyber security threats to voting systems.The task force was formed by The Election Center, a non-profit group that is comprise...
Published: 07/19/17
Snag a DJ Kitty onsie for adults at Saturday's Rays game

Snag a DJ Kitty onsie for adults at Saturday's Rays game

The first 15,000 ticketholders who arrive to the Rays-Rangers game Saturday will score the most questionable fashion statement of the season: a free adult-sized DJ Kitty Onesie. The Tampa Bay Rays have pushed the envelope on game day giveaways befo...
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Dunedin's negotiations with Blue Jays continue

Dunedin's negotiations with Blue Jays continue

DUNEDIN Dunedin officials are still in the process of negotiating a license agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays. Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said the city is hoping to have the license agreement completed by the end of July. The agreement is a 25-ye...
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