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George Silvernail Jr. watches as another man shoots at the Skyway Trap & Skeet Club. Pollution from lead bullets and shot fired from the club is a source of contention with the water agency.Times (2010)

NRA's Marion Hammer wants water agency abolished over gun club dispute

The National Rifle Association's most influential lobbyist blasted a state water agency Tuesday, demanding that Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature abolish the Southwest Florida Water Management District for what she called violations of the Second Amendment. Marion Hammer, whose Florida concealed weapons permit is …


Stripped of momentum, vulnerable Marco Rubio heads into South Carolina

Rick Santorum started it. Chris Christie kicked down the door. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job....


Schrader, Nocco show fundraising prowess

The companies seeking to turn 7,800 acres of central and eastern Pasco into the nation’s first smart gigabit community built from the ground up are throwing their financial support behind Commissioner Ted Schrader in the race for Pasco property appraiser....


Pinellas School Board member Ken Peluso draws two challengers for August election

Pinellas County School Board member Ken Peluso was the first to file for reelection in September....