Saturday, August 11, 2018

News Roundup

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Laura Ingraham’s Anti-Immigrant Ran...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Koetter, impressed with TE Alan Cross: ‘He’s not on the bubble’

Koetter, impressed with TE Alan Cross: ‘He’s not on the bubble’

Tight end Alan Cross spent much of his first two years with the Bucs on the bubble, getting cut and re-signed during last season. That might have changed with his progress this offseason, including an impressive 10-yard touchdown catch in Thursday's ...
Published: 08/10/18
Editorial: Bondi should stop fighting smokable medicial marijuana

Editorial: Bondi should stop fighting smokable medicial marijuana

The fight for medical marijuana in Florida should have ended with the resounding 2016 vote authorizing it in the state Constitution. Instead, the battle for access drags on, with Attorney General Pam Bondi waging the latest round in a lengthy legal b...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18

Hometown Pinellas

St. Petersburg Elks Lodge sends two kids to Florida Elks Youth Camp St. Petersburg Lodge Elks Lodge 1224 sent two 12-year-old boys to this year’s Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla. The cost was $360. The two went on hikes, ate in mess halls, made s’mores...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18

Sunday’s letters: July’s letter of the month is ‘Time for more civil debate.’

July letter of the monthTime for more civil debate"Politics" is an activity which involves power and control, arriving at decisions based on differing interests. Normally, leaders weigh the needs of the individual with the abilities of the country. C...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Sheriff finds himself at center of political stand your ground storm

Sheriff finds himself at center of political stand your ground storm

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has never been one to shy away from tough decisions.He’s also not known to back off from explaining them publicly.So his 30-minute and 55-minute news conferences to talk about why he didn’t arrest Michael Drejka ...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
New rules require registration before scuba diving at deadly Eagle’s Nest

New rules require registration before scuba diving at deadly Eagle’s Nest

WEEKI WACHEE — A new rule requires scuba divers to register before diving in the Eagle’s Nest, a well known and dangerous cave-diving site in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss...
Published: 08/10/18
Spectrum now offering faster internet in Tampa Bay

Spectrum now offering faster internet in Tampa Bay

Spectrum and Frontier Communications, the two main cable operators in Tampa Bay, are locked in a tough fight for subscribers in a market with few other provider options. In the latest ante-up, Spectrum has introduced faster internet in Tampa Bay. The...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Hillsborough, tops in state for drug-addicted babies, will file suit against opioid makers

Hillsborough, tops in state for drug-addicted babies, will file suit against opioid makers

TAMPA — Hillsborough County plans to file a lawsuit next week against companies that manufacture opioid drugs, alleging that aggressive marketing of painkillers worsened the opioid crisis.The county joins a number of other local governments nationwid...
Published: 08/10/18
No drugs. No alcohol. What caused three people to die in a wrong-way crash on I-75?

No drugs. No alcohol. What caused three people to die in a wrong-way crash on I-75?

GIBSONTON — Paul O’Neal was driving down a darkened stretch of Interstate 75 on Thanksgiving when he spotted white lights in the center lane ahead of him. He figured the lights were on a tow truck picking up a stranded car. But when brake lights on t...
Published: 08/10/18
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