Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hillsborough

Editorial: Youíll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

Editorial: Youíll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

So much of what once made Florida special is hanging by a thread.Development crowds out creatures like the Florida panther, rising sea levels eat away at cherished beaches, roadside attractions are plowed under by superhighways and theme parks.And no...
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Joe Henderson: Take heart, Rays fans. Baseball cities have been called unworthy before

Joe Henderson: Take heart, Rays fans. Baseball cities have been called unworthy before

Memorial Day has come and gone, which traditionally has meant the start of the "real" Major League Baseball season.School is out, so parents can take the family to a night game without having to worry about keeping the kiddies up late. Football hasní...
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Howard Altman: New base commander at sultry MacDill helped run South Pole airlifts

Howard Altman: New base commander at sultry MacDill helped run South Pole airlifts

One of the most frustrating aspects of covering the military is how often change takes place.Just when you start to get to someone, boom, they move on.The latest case in point is Air Force Col. April Vogel, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at M...
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Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

One of the worst ideas in a long time in the field of urban planning received a blessing this month when the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission approved a land-use change for a project that calls for filling three acres of water insi...
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Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

In the past couple of months, I have had to travel about 25 miles from the bucolic burg of Brandon to Lakeland several times.I take Interstate 4 because it is the most direct route.I may have to rethink that strategy, though, especially with Memorial...
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Daniel Ruth: For her next job, Pam Bondi seems likely to seek the limelight

Daniel Ruth: For her next job, Pam Bondi seems likely to seek the limelight

Decisions, decisions.What will Pammy do? A breathless body politic sits on pins and needles.As she enters her final months in office as Floridaís attorney general, speculation has ebbed and flowed over what the future holds for Pam Bondi. We can prob...
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Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Home to headquarters including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base is at the forefront of a lot of important military action.Now it is taking on a new role ó as a prime Air Force clothier.The flying branch...
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Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

This probably had to be akin to your tipsy Uncle Claude after one too many Manhattans piping up at the Thanksgiving dinner table to observe what the rest of the family always knew but never uttered — that Aunt Bertha is uglier than a night in j...
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Joe Henderson: Donít plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

Joe Henderson: Donít plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

Iím always dubious when public officials start talking about tax referendums. We live in a state where good governance is often measured by the amount of taxes that are eliminated, no matter the impact those reductions have.But in this case, itís hig...
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Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Lots of teenagers are walking together this week in Hillsborough County, a practice theyíve grown accustomed to during this remarkable school year.We can only hope they keep walking for the rest of their lives.Tens of thousands of them this week are ...
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