Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hillsborough

Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Editorial: Hillsborough has a place among growing number of governments suing opioid makers

Local governments across the land can find plenty of reasons to go after the drug industry over the crisis of opioid addiction.Hillsborough County can find more reasons than most.• In 2016, the county led the state with 579 babies born addicted to dr...
Published: 08/17/18
Joe Henderson: Schools have catching up to do on revelations about lead in the water

Joe Henderson: Schools have catching up to do on revelations about lead in the water

At the Hillsborough school board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Jeff Eakins unloaded on the Tampa Bay Times.The normally affable Eakins was steaming about the Times report that the district knew some schools had high levels of lead in the drinking w...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/16/18
Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

I don’t know if she can outrace a giant boulder, navigate perilous pitfalls to capture a hidden idol or beat back Nazi soldiers intent on evil.I’m not even sure if she can deftly handle a whip, or fit a fedora over her salt-and-pepper hair.Yet in man...
Published: 08/14/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Daniel Ruth: Angry words, Facebook and a handgun add up to a recipe for violence

Daniel Ruth: Angry words, Facebook and a handgun add up to a recipe for violence

Today’s lesson will address: How to make an imbecile cocktail. Ingredients: One part Facebook. One part firearm. And one heaping dash of stupid. Mix well. Serve. Call your lawyer.It might well be a toss up as to what was the most dangerous weapon her...
Published: 08/15/18
Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

TAMPAFor more than two years, students, faculty and staff have watched workers turn bricks and columns into a soaring architectural work at the center of Jesuit High School’s 40-acre Tampa campus.On Tuesday, more than 500 people turned out for the cu...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/11/18
Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

It’s time to re-establish a permanent home for the state appeals court that serves the Tampa Bay region.It makes sense to put it in Tampa, the same as it made sense 30 years ago when the court’s operations began moving piece by piece up Interstate 4 ...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Joe Henderson: School is starting, so it’s time for sweaty finger-pointing over AC woes

Joe Henderson: School is starting, so it’s time for sweaty finger-pointing over AC woes

It happens every August.Schools reopen in Hillsborough County, buildings fill up, and before long we start hearing about air-conditioning breakdowns and sauna-like classrooms.Then we cut to the people in charge of the district, and they basically say...
Published: 08/08/18
Updated: 08/09/18
Daniel Ruth: Did wronged female firefighter assume Tampa Fire would change its good old boy ways?  Perish the thought.

Daniel Ruth: Did wronged female firefighter assume Tampa Fire would change its good old boy ways? Perish the thought.

Let’s be honest. The latest travails of the much beleaguered Tampa firefighter Tanja Vidovic are largely of her own making. Cruel, perhaps. But true.You might recall it was Vidovic who waged a long, bitter legal battle in federal court with Tampa Fir...
Published: 08/08/18
Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

The city of Tampa should tread carefully as it considers new disciplinary charges against firefighter Tanja Vidovic, who lost and then regained her job at Tampa Fire Rescue after winning a federal discrimination case.Three months after returning to w...
Updated one month ago
Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

I have this recurring thought about the death of Markeis McGlockton, who was shot and killed after an argument over a parking space spiraled out of control.But it isn’t about the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law being invoked in this case, as re...
Updated one month ago