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Politics

Federal aid denied for Pasco to help victims of summer floods

FEMA has denied Gov. Rick Scott’s request for financial assistance for flood victims in the aftermath of record-setting rains the past two months, Pasco County Administrator Michele Baker said.
Published: 09/04/15
Name-calling post draws scorn for aviation authority member, GOP activist

Name-calling post draws scorn for aviation authority member, GOP activist

TAMPA — Sam Rashid, a conservative activist and Hillsborough County Aviation Authority member, is giving Donald Trump a run for his money when it comes to insulting rhetoric.
Published: 09/03/15
Updated: 09/04/15
Tampa City Council approves increase in stormwater fees

Tampa City Council approves increase in stormwater fees

Yearly assessments for stormwater services will go up from $36 to $82 for the owner of an average size home in Tampa, the first hike in a decade.
Published: 09/03/15
Updated: 09/04/15
Tampa council rebuffs Buckhorn, pursues own police review board

Tampa council rebuffs Buckhorn, pursues own police review board

The simmering turf war over the creation of a police review board erupted Thursday with City Council members choosing to take on Mayor Buckhorn over who should serve on the panel.
Published: 09/03/15

Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

WASHINGTON – Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the former staffer has said he will asser...
Published: 09/03/15
Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

NEW YORK – Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party’s nomination – a U-turn made e...
Published: 09/03/15
Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

Donald Trump says he has signed a Republican loyalty pledge to back the GOP’s 2016 nominee for president and skip a potential third-party bid.
Published: 09/03/15
Workers begin to dismantle Friendship TrailBridge ahead of demolition

Workers begin to dismantle Friendship TrailBridge ahead of demolition

The once hugely popular Friendship TrailBridge has a date with the wrecking ball Sept. 14.
Published: 09/03/15
Biden, mulling 2016 run, in South Florida to test political waters

Biden, mulling 2016 run, in South Florida to test political waters

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in South Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that’s left a lot Democrats wanting more choice.
Published: 09/02/15
Updated: 09/03/15

Tampa LGBT leaders join cruise to explore community in Cuba

TAMPA — It’s a time of rapid steps toward equality for the Tampa area’s LGBT community — the once-resistant Hillsborough County commission signed a Tampa Pride proclamation in March, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same s...
Published: 09/02/15
Updated: 09/03/15