Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for August 3

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
       
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Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael impacted about 1 million acres of field crops and 3.6 million acres of upland forest in Florida, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.The most serious damage affects about 200,000 acres ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis wants voters to believe he is different than his Republican colleagues in Congress and President Donald Trump. The Palm Harbor Republican says he pays more attention to local issues than to the president, claims he doesnȁ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Editorial cartoons for Oct. 16

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 10/15/18

Column: Two Tampa Bay rabbis explain their support for Amendment 4

Democracy in Florida is broken. Rather than putting our fellow citizens on a path to repentance after they’ve committed a crime, our criminal justice system — which we know is plagued with racial and socioeconomic bias — casts hu...
Published: 10/15/18
Hurricane Michael reminds us it’s past time to get smarter about where we build

Hurricane Michael reminds us it’s past time to get smarter about where we build

Avoidance is a great way to mitigate risk. As in, get out of trouble’s way, or don’t be there to begin with. When it comes to hurricanes, that good advice is getting harder to heed. In Florida, we continue to build along our coasts, ofte...
Published: 10/15/18
PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

A Republican ad portrays Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as a man on the run from law enforcement amid an FBI corruption investigation in his city."Andrew Gillum is running for governor and also from the FBI," the Republican Party of Florida ad says....
Published: 10/15/18
Romano: Why is Florida risking future hurricane misery?

Romano: Why is Florida risking future hurricane misery?

No one should know better than Florida, right?When it comes to storms, weve got the best experience misery can buy.Weve been hit by major hurricanes in the Southeast (Andrew) and the Southwest (Charley). Weve had hurricanes slowly creep south to n...
Published: 10/13/18
Editorial: Answering questions about Hillsborough school tax

Editorial: Answering questions about Hillsborough school tax

The Hillsborough County school tax on the Nov. 6 ballot is a smart, necessary investment in the nation's eighth-largest school system. The 10-year, half-penny sales tax would create stronger, safer schools and a healthier learning environment for mor...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
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: 10/15/18
Is Tampa Bay headed for another housing bubble? Not this time around

Is Tampa Bay headed for another housing bubble? Not this time around

Home prices keep climbing. Houses sprout in long dormant parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Condo towers rise in our downtowns. Its no wonder Im often asked whether we are creating another housing bubble like the one that plunged the economy...
Published: 10/12/18
Updated: 10/15/18