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A billboard visible from Interstate 4 in Tampa warns about unregulated transportation providers such as Uber and Lyft.SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

Battle between Uber and Hillsborough regulators goes public

TAMPA — Both sides in the battle between local regulators and ride-share company Uber are taking their fight to the public, despite claims of an imminent compromise. Uber sent an email blast to its riders last Tuesday urging them to contact Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Chairman Victor Crist  …


    Coming at 11 tonight: New poll on the governor's race

    Coming tonight at 11 p.m. on are results of a new poll on the 2014 Florida governor's race, sponsored by the Times, Bay News 9 and News 13 of Orlando. The poll was conducted Aug. 27-31 -- so starting just one day after Florida's primary last week -- by the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Bureau of Economic and Business Research....


    Property tax hike proposed in Safety Harbor

    SAFETY HARBOR| At at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 15, the City Commission will host hearings on the proposed 2015 budget. Among the highlights:...


    Enrollment up in Pinellas for first time in a decade

    After a decade of decline, enrollment has increased slightly in Pinellas County's public schools....