Friday, October 19, 2018

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Editorial: Trump should demand Saudis account for journalist
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi [AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File]
Twenty-seven journalists have been murdered so far this year just for doing their jobs, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That number doesn’t even include Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident journalist who hasn’t been seen...
SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
People file into the Florida Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Tallahassee. The Florida Supreme Court held an hour-long hearing on a long-running legal challenge to the state's congressional districts.
Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices
Mexico Beach, population 1,200, lay devastated on Thursday, the day after Hurricane Michael made landfall nearby. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
Hurricane Michael reminds us it’s past time to get smarter about where we build
MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesJeff Eakins, superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools speaks during a media visit on September 21, 2018 at Westchase Elementary School in Tampa, Fla. The school district released a list of projects to be completed should the referendum pass in November. The projects include air conditioning, roofing, security measures and classroom renovations. At Westchase Elementary School the work will include new air conditioning, painting and updated playgrounds.
Editorial: Answering questions about Hillsborough school tax

Top Editorials

All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

Here is a complete list of the Times recommendations for the Aug. 28 primary. U.S. House of Representatives District 12, Democrats: Chris Hunter District 13, Republicans: George Buck District 15, Democrats: Kristen Carlson District 15, Republica...
Published: 08/24/18
Updated: 10/07/18
Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

The list of proposed constitutional amendments is long and confusing. Some have multiple parts. So here’s some easy advice: After voting yes on Amendment 4, vote no on all the others.All but two of the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Two banks have taken the retaliatory step of closing down the campaign account of a statewide candidate because she received contributions from the medical marijuana industry. Nikki Fried, the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner, has been...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Florence began lashing down on the Carolinas Thursday and was expected to make landfall early Friday, washing over dunes, downing trees and power lines and putting some 10 million people in the path of a potentially catastrophic storm. Flor...
Updated one month ago
Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

To paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, there they go again — activist judges getting all huffy and interfering in a perfectly lovely conspiracy to scam the public.We recently observed the hard work of the Constitution Revision Commission,...
Updated one month ago

Editorials

Editorial: Museum quickly regained its step

Jennifer Stancil was terminated from her $169,280 a year job last month as museum president and chief executive, a post she held for three years. Exactly why remained a mystery to those outside the museum.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Column: Environmental issues need higher priority in the election conversation

Just a few weeks ago the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a grim report indicating that in order to avoid the most serious consequences of climate change, we need bold and immediate action. Later that same week one of...
Published: 10/18/18
Unbound Miami: Entrepreneur Daniel Seal talks about his innovation festival

Unbound Miami: Entrepreneur Daniel Seal talks about his innovation festival

For years, Daniel Seal could see the disconnect between entrepreneurs, corporations and governments.A serial entrepreneur and former politician in London, England, Seal knew if he could bring the three entities together they would all benefit. Improv...
Published: 10/19/18
Some of these Florida amendments aren’t worth your time

Some of these Florida amendments aren’t worth your time

For such a sacred document, we seem to give little thought to scribbling on, erasing and haphazardly expanding the Florida Constitution.Since a revised version was established in 1968, Florida voters have been asked to consider more than 175 differen...
Published: 10/18/18
Editorial cartoons for Oct. 18

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 18

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 10/17/18

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color:The Republicans are scared of you.Maybe you find that hard to believe. Maybe you wonder how the party can be scared of you — or of anybody — given that i...
Published: 10/17/18
Editorial: Scott sends positive signal on Supreme Court appointments

Editorial: Scott sends positive signal on Supreme Court appointments

Gov. Rick Scott has headed down a dangerous path by announcing he has started the process to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court as he heads out the door. But to his credit, the governor indicated his "expectation’’ is that he ...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Jeff Vinik: Time to invest in transportation

Jeff Vinik: Time to invest in transportation

The Lightning owner calls the Hillsborough proposal ‘balanced and pragmatic’
Published: 10/12/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Perhaps one way to approach the ongoing community-wide debate over imposing a one-cent sales tax to pay for a variety of transportation needs is to think of all this dickering as a sort of family Thanksgiving dinner that has suddenly turned into a Th...
Published: 10/17/18
John Romano: Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Florida’s Supreme Court

John Romano: Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Florida’s Supreme Court

This was a smackdown, no doubt about it.The state Supreme Court just rendered the judicial equivalent of a loud guffaw regarding Gov. Rick Scott’s claim he is entitled to replace three retiring Supreme Court justices before he leaves office.And yet, ...
Published: 10/17/18
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