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Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Reject patsy treaty with Iran

Those who dismiss Republican opposition to President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal as partisan posturing should consider the stance of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, expected to replace Harry Reid as the Democratic Senate leader and...
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Editorial: Move forward with Hillsborough’s elementary security plan

Pausing after a year to analyze the effectiveness of a plan to put armed security guards at all of Hillsborough County’s elementary schools is a reasonable step before moving into a second phase of hiring.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Taking the dive with Cuba

The agreement between the Florida Aquarium and the National Aquarium of Cuba underscores the value of thoughtfully restoring relations with the island nation.
Updated one month ago

Climate change merits serious policy

As expected, Republicans are lacerating President Barack Obama’s plan to aggressively cut carbon emissions.
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Toss jai alai fronton idea

Editorial: Toss jai alai fronton idea

Hillsborough County doesn’t need another major gambling center, and it certainly doesn’t need it in the challenged neighborhood near the University of South Florida.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: School board members use reserve fund spending to mount another attack on Elia

Hillsborough School Superintendent Jeff Eakins has raised a legitimate alarm over the use of reserve funds to pay for salaries and other recurring expenses that should be funded from other sources.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Move forward with I-275, I-4 express lanes

The agency that oversees the long-range planning of road projects in Hillsborough County made the right call Tuesday to continue supporting the addition of express lanes to the heavily traveled interstate system leading into and through downtown Tamp...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Commission turns back on ELAPP

It is revealing that the Hillsborough County Commission turned its back on conservation funding as new development is once again sweeping across the countryside.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Storms reveal need for flooding fixes

All of the misery caused by flooded roads over the past week should be considered Exhibit A for the need to raise the stormwater fees in Tampa to finally address this long-standing problem.
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago