Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Big Tent

Pam Bondi confronted by protesters outside Mister Rogers movie

Pam Bondi confronted by protesters outside Mister Rogers movie

A group of protesters accosted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi outside the screening of the new documentary about Mister Rogers at the Tampa Theatre on Friday night, questioning her about her recent actions on health care policy and her ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Wasserman Schultz: Two more South Florida facilities holding children separated from their families.

Wasserman Schultz: Two more South Florida facilities holding children separated from their families.

At least 10 newborns and toddlers taken away from their parents after crossing the the U.S.-Mexico border are being housed in so-called "tender-age shelters" near Miami, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Miami Herald on Saturday.The Florida...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Live Coverage: St. Pete Pride

Live Coverage: St. Pete Pride

Hold onto your beads — Florida’s largest LGBTQ celebration kicks off Friday. The rainbow flag has been raised and marchers are ready to strut in the 16th annual St. Pete Pride Parade. Stay tuned with the Tampa Bay Times’ live cover...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Four federal officials gain entry to South Florida immigration complex, but five other officials get denied

Four federal officials gain entry to South Florida immigration complex, but five other officials get denied

As four federal lawmakers from Florida walked into the Homestead shelter housing 1,179 migrant children, five Miami-Dade and state elected officials were denied access to the facility on Saturday.The five state and local Democrats who wanted to asses...
Updated: 5 hours ago
No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

TAMPA – All three Hillsborough County commissioners seeking to stay in office will face election battles  this year.The contest for District 4 will be between incumbent Republican Stacy White and Democrat Andrew Davis, who runs an onl...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

TAMPA – Two weeks after her surprise withdrawal from the race for a Hillsborough County Commission seat, Republican Commission Chairwoman Sandy Murman dropped another political bombshell Friday by filing to run for Clerk of the Circuit Cou...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rick Scott announces potential high-speed rail linking Tampa and Orlando

Rick Scott announces potential high-speed rail linking Tampa and Orlando

State officials will consider private bids to build a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando, reviving a dormant project to link the two cities, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.Brightline, the high-speed railroad linking Miami and West Palm ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Media gets look inside South Florida facility holding unaccompanied children

Media gets look inside South Florida facility holding unaccompanied children

Several dozen boys, many of whom were wearing gray, government-issued T-shirts and navy blue shorts, walked out of a tan building labeled "DINING HALL" after breakfast. Behind metal barricades, the boys formed a single-file line on the way to their n...
Published: 06/22/18
A new wave: Florida voters will have many more choices on 2018 ballot

A new wave: Florida voters will have many more choices on 2018 ballot

TALLAHASSEE — Florida may or may not see a blue wave this fall, but it's already experiencing a new wave.A flood of new candidates for seats in the state Legislature, many of them Democratic women, met Friday's deadline to get on the ballot and...
Published: 06/22/18
Trump tweets full endorsement of Ron DeSantis

Trump tweets full endorsement of Ron DeSantis

In case there was any remaining doubt of where the president stood in the race for Florida's next governor, he cleared things up Friday morning with a tweet.Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Govern...
Published: 06/22/18