Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hillsborough

Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

For years, Hillsborough County’s fast-growing Southshore area was represented in Congress by a man from the other side of Florida whose sprawling district took in all or parts of a dozen largely rural counties.That changed with the drawing of new dis...
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Joe Henderson: When it comes to Hillsborough’s needs, t-a-x is not a four-letter word but g-r-o-w is

Joe Henderson: When it comes to Hillsborough’s needs, t-a-x is not a four-letter word but g-r-o-w is

Florida lawmakers – well, some of them – love to shout to the heavens that this is a low-tax state. If they could rewrite the rules of language to make "tax" a four-letter word, it would be mandatory to teach it that way in public school classrooms.A...
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Daniel Ruth: George Sheldon was a reliable friend to Florida’s most vulnerable citizens

Daniel Ruth: George Sheldon was a reliable friend to Florida’s most vulnerable citizens

An unkind description of George Sheldon, who died a few days ago at 71, was that he ran the risk of becoming a Florida version of Minnesotan Harold Stassen, who unsuccessfully ran for president nine times.After serving in the Florida House, Sheldon, ...
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New Vinik Boys and Girls Club rises from ashes in Palm River/Clair-Mel

New Vinik Boys and Girls Club rises from ashes in Palm River/Clair-Mel

TAMPA — A new Boys and Girls Club opened Tuesday, in time for the first days of the school year and the estimated 200 students now pouring in each day for after-school fun and education.The dedication ceremony was all the more meaningful because the ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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