Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Big Tent

Review: Jason Isbell breathes life into masterful lyrics at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Review: Jason Isbell breathes life into masterful lyrics at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, and a more deserving recipient you'd be hard-pressed to find. He's the best songwriter in America, and it was nice to see that reflected in a way the straw-spined Grammys never will.But if you want to ta...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida reacts to news of Barbara Bush’s death

Florida reacts to news of Barbara Bush’s death

Florida reaction to the death of former first lady Barbara Bush at age 92.Gov. Rick Scott: “Our hearts are heavy to hear about the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. She was an incredible First Lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and role model f...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa Democrat Bob Buesing out of Senate District 18 race

Tampa Democrat Bob Buesing out of Senate District 18 race

TAMPA — Democrat Bob Buesing announced Tuesday night that he'll withdraw from the state Senate District 18 race against Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa.He encouraged his supporters and donors to back Rep. Janet Cruz, another Tampa Democrat, who a...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Finally, a hearing on teacher pay in Hillsborough

Finally, a hearing on teacher pay in Hillsborough

Here's how far behind the Hillsborough County School District and its teachers union are in this year's salary negotiations:Tired of contract negotiations dragging on until after Christmas, the two sides agreed last year to begin bargaining no later ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pasco County schools consider safe-school officers as cheaper option to SRO’s

Pasco County schools consider safe-school officers as cheaper option to SRO’s

To meet new Florida school safety law, Pasco County school district leaders want to add trained law enforcement officers to all its elementary schools, which don't already have one.Just one problem, chief finance officer Olga Swinson told the School ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Cops: Janitor looking to download Xbox games found with hard drives with secret Florida taxpayer info

Cops: Janitor looking to download Xbox games found with hard drives with secret Florida taxpayer info

The four Florida Department of Revenue hard drives that went missing last month contained secret information about taxpayers.But state police say 21-year-old Andru Reed found something better to store on the drives: Xbox video games.On Tuesday, Reed ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Scott wants to end career politicians. So why are they fundraising for him? He won’t say

Scott wants to end career politicians. So why are they fundraising for him? He won’t say

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott told a room of local businessmen and women Tuesday that he wants to put an end to career politicians, a frequent mantra of his nascent Senate campaign.Yet in the 48 hours after his Tampa appearance, the Republican's...
Published: 04/17/18
Rick Scott to headline Hillsborough Lincoln Day Dinner

Rick Scott to headline Hillsborough Lincoln Day Dinner

Gov. Rick Scott is making the local party rounds.The Hillsborough County GOP announced that Scott will headline its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on May 19. The May event in Hillsborough will also feature Attorney General Pam Bondi and Congressmen Dennis...
Published: 04/17/18
Lauryn Hill bringing ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ tour to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Lauryn Hill bringing ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ tour to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Ms. Lauryn Hill is bringing one of hip-hop's landmark albums to life in St. Petersburg. The iconoclastic singer and rapper will this summer embark on a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and it'll hit St. Peter...
Published: 04/17/18
Here’s where Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on impeaching Donald Trump

Here’s where Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on impeaching Donald Trump

Democrats are in a weird spot when it comes to Donald Trump in 2018.The Republican president is universally reviled by liberals, many of whom would like nothing more than to see the brash billionaire bounced from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But the Con...
Published: 04/17/18