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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Drilling for oil in the Everglades a bad deal

Just because there might be untapped oil reserves in the Everglades doesn’t mean the state should continue to allow private companies to set up drilling operations in such a fragile ecosystem.
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Editorial: The Boy Scouts’ sensible solution

Editorial: The Boy Scouts’ sensible solution

It is painful to see the Boy Scouts of America being attacked from all sides for revising its ban on homosexuality.
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Editorial: The Bass Pro lesson

The crowds that have swamped the new Bass Pro shop in Brandon since its opening highlights the wisdom of the Hillsborough County Commission funding the infrastructure necessary to make the development possible.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Planned Parenthood revelations

It’s true a secret video of a Planned Parenthood physician discussing harvesting body parts from aborted fetuses was edited to make it appear as if they are selling the organs.
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Editorial: The redistricting disgrace

Give the Florida Senate’s leadership a small measure of credit for finally giving up on the farcical stance that its 2012 redistricting maps were not designed specifically to keep the ruling party in power.
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Editorial: Expected lapse in Seminole gambling deal a lost opportunity

Friday marks the likely end of a five-year agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe that benefitted both parties and that should have been extended on a number of occasions over the past year or two.
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Editorial: Don’t erode classroom order, safety in adopting new discipline rules

The Hillsborough School Board today is scheduled to vote on radically changing its discipline policies. The proposals, which a task force worked two years to develop, are a response to a serious problem — the disproportionate suspensions of mi...
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TECO’s good example

Florida industries would be wise to consider the example of Tampa Electric Co., which found a way to meet its water needs, curtail costs and help clean up Tampa Bay.
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Right time for prison reform

When President Barack Obama and the Koch brothers agree on an issue, it merits attention. So Florida’s leaders should consider why the left-leaning president and the conservative activists believe the nation is imprisoning too many people, par...
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Editorial: Use BP funds on land preservation

Hillsborough County commissioners should use the county’s BP settlement money to bolster its underfunded land conservation program and otherwise enhance the county’s environment.
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