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  1. Monday's letters: Logic of arming everyone falters


    Guns on campus a step closer | Feb. 17

  2. Sunday's letters: Stop attack on ride-share services


    For Uber and Lyft, court is calling | Feb. 12

  3. Tim Burton films 'Peregrine' scenes in Tampa Bay neighborhood



    Times Movie Critic

    On an ordinary cul-de-sac Friday in Harbor Bluffs, director Tim Burton was doing the extraordinary.

    Director Tim Burton is filming 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in Harbor Bluffs, near Belleair Beach

Steve Persall | Times
  4. Editorial: Improve plans to regulate ride-share companies


    The Florida Legislature appears poised this year to finally bring ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft under lawful operation. The bad news is that bills in the House and Senate would weaken the public safety protections that now exist in Hillsborough County, and they could prevent other communities across the …

    A Chicago taxi driver protests unregulated ride services last week. In Florida, bills in the Legislature don’t go far enough in setting ride-share standards.
  5. Editorial: Compelling case for taking Medicaid money


    Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators portray themselves as responsible stewards of taxpayer money, fiscal conservatives determined to cut costs, spend wisely and help the private sector flourish. Accepting billions in federal Medicaid expansion money to help provide private health coverage to more than 800,000 …

    A proposal by A Healthy Florida Works resembles a plan approved 38-1 by the Senate two years ago. It would use federal Medicaid money to help pay the cost of private insurance for more than 800,000 Floridians.
    Given the choice between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner chose Winston, based on promising things he's heard more than what he's been able to see from his college days.

    Verner: Both QBs great, but edge to Jameis Winston

    The question to be debated for the next two months is whether FSU's Jameis Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariota is better for the Bucs and the No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft, and Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner was asked for his preference while appearing on the "NFL AM" show on NFL Network on Thursday morning....


    Judge: Taxpayers should pay Ray Sansom's legal bills

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    Kevin Cash concerned over Alex Colome's visa delays

    PORT CHARLOTTE – A few quick notes from today’s spring training workouts…....