Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Editorials

Editorial: Still waiting for flood insurance fix

Editorial: Still waiting for flood insurance fix

It has been 1,979 days since all heck broke loose in the flood insurance industry. Apparently, that just wasn’t enough time for Washington to react. So with the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire on Friday, it’s looking increasingly likel...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17

Editorial: St. Petersburg should raise rates for reclaimed water

Raising rates on reclaimed water in St. Petersburg is an equitable way to spread the pain of paying for millions in fixes to the city’s dilapidated sewer system. The city has no choice but to start charging utility customers more as the sewer bills c...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17
Editorial: USF should revisit approach to Title IX protections

Editorial: USF should revisit approach to Title IX protections

Faced with a student’s lawsuit over sexual assault, the University of South Florida is struggling with an issue that is roiling college campuses nationwide. The case raises concerns about how well USF has protected and supported a woman who felt vict...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17
Editorial: Making a regressive tax cut easier to swallow

Editorial: Making a regressive tax cut easier to swallow

Congress now appears on track to approve an enormous tax cut that primarily benefits businesses and the wealthy, adds nearly $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit and could lead to cuts in Social Security and Medicare down the road. It may become the ...
Published: 12/04/17

Another voice: Balancing First Amendment rights, equal treatment

The encounter among David Mullins, Charlie Craig and Jack Phillips in a suburban Denver bakery lasted less than a minute. But it has led to years of litigation, culminating in a date at the Supreme Court, where today the justices will hear one of the...
Published: 12/02/17
Updated: 12/04/17

Editorial: Moving forward on North Korea’s nuclear threat

North Korea’s latest nuclear test certainly raises the danger threshold; whether it could also provide cover for managing this escalating crisis remains to be seen.The ballistic missile tested by North Korea on Nov. 28 flew higher than ever, and the ...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/05/17

Editorial: Early education will get a head start in Hillsborough

Getting an early jump in school has long been recognized as a stepping stone to success. That’s why it’s so encouraging the Hillsborough County School District is unveiling a program next year, Bold Beginnings, that seeks to better prepare hundreds o...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Editorial: In Tampa Bay, hurricane season requires full time attention

Editorial: In Tampa Bay, hurricane season requires full time attention

Based on the calendar, the 2017 hurricane season is now a memory. But around here, it should also be a reminder. A portent. A cautionary tale. When Hurricane Irma brushed past us as a Category 1 storm, it was the first hurricane to hit the Tampa Bay ...
Published: 11/30/17
Editorial: One neighborhood’s lesson in how a community can resurrect a school

Editorial: One neighborhood’s lesson in how a community can resurrect a school

High-quality public education hinges on good traditional public schools. Magnets and other specialized programs are not for every student, and they’re not meant to be. In Pinellas County, the district’s array of school choice offerings tends to get t...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Editorial: Seminole Heights murder arrest shows result of dogged police work, community cooperation

Editorial: Seminole Heights murder arrest shows result of dogged police work, community cooperation

The arrest of a suspect in four recent murders in Tampa brought relief to residents and some measure of comfort to the victims’ families Wednesday, even as the ordeal has a long way to play out in the lives left behind and the criminal justice system...
Published: 11/29/17