Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pinellas

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: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

While the “All For Transportation” sales tax initiative in November is mostly about improving traffic congestion that is choking Hillsborough County, there is an interesting part of the plan that hasn’t gotten as much attention.I...
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Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Times wires
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Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
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Interstate memorial honors Bette Wimbish's service to St. Petersburg

Bette Wimbish: A Fighter Till the EndThe St. Petersburg City Council recently voted to approve state Sen. Darryl Rouson's bill that would rename a portion of Interstate 375 after the late Vice Mayor Bette Wimbish. Like her husband, civil rights leade...
Updated a year ago

Daniel Ruth: The search for cash for a new Rays stadium

All those sugar plum fairies were very nice while they lasted. Now it's time to cue the bean counter ballet.For many months, we've been witness to the great Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga. Should they stay in St. Petersburg? Or should they go eastward? ...
Updated: 2 years ago

Daniel Ruth: Drip, drip, drip goes St. Petersburg's sewer mess

When you get right down to it, the job description for the mayor of any city is pretty easily defined.There are three basic things the mayor has to do: A) maintain the roads and street lights, B) keep criminal mayhem to a minimum and C) when it rains...
Updated: 2 years ago

Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium in Oldsmar is not so off-the-wall

Might itty-bitty Oldsmar be the little town that could? Recently Mayor Doug Bevis floated the notion his fair hamlet just might be the prime location for a new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays to call home. And no doubt the idea likely created great g...
Updated: 2 years ago
Darden Rice: Express bus route to beaches worth a compromise

Darden Rice: Express bus route to beaches worth a compromise

Everyone knows that Pinellas County is home to incredible beaches, world-class entertainment, and unmatched quality of life.Because of this, Pinellas has emerged one of the nation's top vacation destinations. This tourism boom is driving new business...
Updated: 2 years ago

Daniel Ruth: To build or not to build a St. Petersburg pier

It's not very often a place like St. Petersburg gets an opportunity to ask itself a simple but very profound question.What truly defines a city's identity?Paris, of course, has its Eiffel Tower. London has Buckingham Palace. Or perhaps Trafalgar Squa...
Updated: 2 years ago