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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Opinion

Walter Williams: Taxis, ride-sharing and the struggle for economic liberty

Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he or she should not be able to...
Published: 08/27/15

Letter of the Day: Suicide: We need to have a conversation about it

Four hundred and three people in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties killed themselves last year. It’s a staggering record of one-year fatalities that contributes to an even more jaw-dropping five-year total of 1,844 deaths from suicide. It sho...
Published: 08/27/15

Letters to the editor: A disgrace

A disgrace
Published: 08/27/15

Editorial: John Germany, civic giant

John F. Germany started supporting his family at age 12 and buttressed his community for a lifetime. He was among the Greatest Generation giants, including the late Congressman Sam Gibbons, whose foresight and commitment positioned Tampa and Hillsbor...
Published: 08/27/15

The quiet courage of Jimmy Carter

The soft-spoken older man in the gray suit had taught Bible classes before.
Published: 08/27/15
COLUMN

A dismal and embarrassing failure

They came, they wrangled and they adjourned — without congressional maps.
Published: 08/27/15
John Germany was Tampa’s finest
COLUMN

John Germany was Tampa’s finest

I had a sinking feeling when we left town for a trip around the country that I wouldn’t see John Germany again. Just before leaving he had invited me over to listen to an interview he was giving to two Jewish war veterans who wanted to hear hi...
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/28/15
Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston
COLUMN

Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston

TAMPA — He needs work. No one disputes that point. Not Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Not offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Certainly not Jameis Winston.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
COLUMN

Retaining, hiring teachers big challenge in Hillsborough and all over

Hillsborough County began the new school year about 200 permanent teachers short of what it needs. In a school district that employs about 16,000 teachers, that doesn’t sound like a huge number.
Published: 08/26/15

Editorial: Tampa’s proposed stormwater fees hike steep, but necessary

Tampa City Council members can expect an earful Thursday from residents opposed to raising the city’s stormwater fees to address the frequent flooding that accompanies heavy downpours.
Published: 08/26/15